Major League Baseball, all 30 MLB Clubs, and players will once again promote sun safety and raise awareness of skin cancer this spring and summer through the 2016 Play Sun Smart initiative, which has officially launched throughout the league. Play Sun Smart is a joint effort by Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) to raise awareness of skin cancer and offer prevention and detection tips to the baseball community.
Major League Baseball and USA Baseball recognized on Friday the amateur and youth organizations who have fully adopted the Pitch Smart Compliance Program's guidelines and principles for the 2016 season. The updated compliance program includes the addition of 17 organizations to the Full Compliance level, bringing the total to 19 fully compliant organizations, an increase of 850%.
San Diego Padres legends Trevor Hoffman and Dave Winfield have been selected as official spokespeople of the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, it was announced today.
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Software analytics leader New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR), and Major League Baseball (MLB), announced today the launch of a new national brand partnership, highlighting the role of data and analytics in improving performance both in sports and in business. The partnership will leverage the existing relationship between the companies and share how MLBAM, MLB's NY-based technology company, has used New Relic to modernize the baseball experience for fans.
Quicken Loans, the nation's second largest retail mortgage lender, and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced the Quicken Loans Steal-A-Home Sweepstakes has returned for its second year to baseball fans nationwide.
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MLB Network and NHL Network today announced that veteran national TV anchor Robert Flores will serve as a studio host and appear across both networks' programming. Flores will make his debut on MLB Tonight on Monday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET, and he will host NHL Tonight for the first time on Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. ET. As part of the digital media rights partnership between the NHL and MLB Advanced Media, NHL Network's daily on-air operations are based out of MLB Network's headquarters in Secaucus, N.J. Further, Flores will have a key presence across digital media properties, including MLB.com and Sports On Earth.
Beginning one week from today, MLB Network will feature live Spring Training baseball for 34 straight days and comprehensive coverage of every MLB camp with the return of30 Clubs in 30 Days. MLB Network's Spring Training game schedule features more than 200 games, beginning with the defending AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays visiting the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Every MLB club will be featured in at least one live game and the complete list of MLB Network's 2016 Spring Training game schedule can be viewed here.
Featuring his first national television interview since suffering a major heart attack last September, Hall of Famer Rod Carew opens up to host Bob Costas in Rod Carew: The Fight of His Life, a new episode of MLB Network Presents, premiering Tuesday, February 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Filmed from Carew's home in Southern California and Minnesota's Target Field, the one-hour program features Carew providing vivid detail of his near-death experience and his arduous recovery process. In a career where he hit better than .300 in 15 consecutive seasons, Carew reflects on his legendary playing days and how he is committed to raise awareness for heart health in the years to come.
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