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Press Release

06/02/2010 11:07 AM ET
Phillies players Hamels, Ibanez, Rollins, Victorino and Werth set to unveil their personally designed jerseys, T-shirts and caps

NEW YORK -- On Friday, June 4, during a press conference at a Philadelphia Modell's sporting goods store, the Major League Baseball Players Association and Philadelphia Phillies players Cole Hamels, Raul Ibanez, Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth will unveil the Players Choice Signature Series™ jerseys, T-shirts and caps the players designed exclusively for their fans, with each product expressing their unique personalities and attitudes.

When: Friday, June 4, starting at 12:00 p.m. ET

Where: Modell's Sporting Goods store, 15 Snyder Ave., Philadelphia, PA

Who: Phillies players Cole Hamels, Raul Ibanez, Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth; MLBPA & Modell's Executives

The jerseys, T-shirts and caps designed by the Phillies players as part of the Major League Baseball Players Association's Players Choice Signature Series™ will go on sale for the first time that day at Philadelphia-area Modell's locations, at Citizen's Bank Park during that evening's Phillies game and online at MLB.com. The players produced the products in a two-month design and manufacturing process with the MLBPA and its apparel licensees, VF/Majestic (jerseys & T-shirts) and Twins/Banner 47 (caps).

Players from the New York Yankees, New York Mets and Minnesota Twins also designed caps, T-shirts and jerseys as part of the Signature Series program. The Yankees will unveil their designs this afternoon (3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 2) during a press conference at Yankee Stadium, and plans for the Mets and Twins media unveilings will be announced when finalized.

The Major League Baseball Players Association (www.MLBPLAYERS.com) is the collective bargaining representative for all professional baseball players of the 30 Major League Baseball teams and serves as the exclusive group licensing agent for commercial and licensing activities involving active Major League baseball players. On behalf of its members, it operates the Players Choice licensing program and the Players Choice Awards, which benefit the needy through the Major League Baseball Players Trust, a charitable foundation established and run entirely by Major League baseball players.

Media contact:
Greg Bouris, Major League Baseball Players Association, (212) 826-0808 or gbouris@mlbpa.org