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  • 4/18/2014 | Bryce Harper travels back in time in new "For the Love of Baseball" TV spot

    Celebrating his "throwback" style of play, the latest spot from Major League Baseball's "For the Love of Baseball" campaign sees Washington Nationals All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper traveling through time, inserted seamlessly into old footage of baseball history. Throughout the spot, Harper visits legendary players like Babe Ruth and Ted Williams on their old fields in a virtual black-and-white time machine, suggesting his style of play would make him a good fit in any era.

  • 4/17/2014 | Seattle's Choi suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Seattle Mariners first baseman Ji-Man Choi has received a 50-game suspension.

  • 4/17/2014 | MLB Names Twins First Baseman Joe Mauer 2014 All-Star Ambassador

    Minnesota Twins First Baseman Joe Mauer has been named Major League Baseball's 2014 All-Star Ambassador.

  • 4/14/2014 | Spring weather draws large crowds at ballparks across the Majors

    Long-awaited spring weather around the country led to one of the best-attended April weekends in history, Major League Baseball announced today.

  • 4/14/2014 | Beltran named AL Player of the Week

    New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 13th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 4/14/2014 | Upton named NL Player of the Week

    Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending April 13, 2014. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 4/14/2014 | CC Sabathia on this week's "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave"

    New York Yankees All-Star CC Sabathia served as Executive Producer on this week's episode of "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave," airing Tuesday night on MTV2 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, as he joined series hosts Sway, Fat Joe, Chris Distefano and Melanie Iglesias at the MLB Fan Cave in New York City.

  • 4/14/2014 | MLB announces league-wide commemoration details for 2014 Jackie Robinson Day

    All Players to Once Again Wear Number 42 on April 15th with Clubs Hosting On-field Ceremonies at Ballparks

  • 4/11/2014 | Major League Baseball Statement

    Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred issued the following statement today regarding comments made by Tony Clark, Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association.

  • 4/11/2014 | Pittsburgh residents wear McCutchen's dreadlocks in new TV Spot

    The latest spot from Major League Baseball's new "For the Love of Baseball" campaign plays off the city of Pittsburgh's passion for the Pirates and reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen in unique fashion.

  • 4/11/2014 | Pittsburgh residents wear McCutchen's dreadlocks in "For the Love of Baseball"

    The latest spot from Major League Baseball's new "For the Love of Baseball" campaign plays off the city of Pittsburgh's passion for the Pirates and reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen in unique fashion. Steel City residents, including Mayor Bill Peduto, wear their hair in McCutchen's trademark dreadlock style to express their support for the Pirates' outfielder throughout the new spot.

  • 4/11/2014 | Urban League and Change Happens! benefit from proceeds of the MLB Beacon Awards

    Two Houston-based charities, the Houston Area Urban League and Change Happens!, will be the beneficiaries of the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon, which is an annual Civil Rights Game event designed to recognize individuals whose lives and actions have been emblematic of the spirit of the civil rights movement. Tickets for the event, which is scheduled for Noon on Friday, May 30th at the Hilton-Americas Houston, are available at MLB.com/civilrightsgame and Astros.com/civilrightsgame.

  • 4/10/2014 | Texas' Garcia suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Texas Rangers left-handed pitcher Martire Garcia has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Clomiphene, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 4/10/2014 | On-Field Diversity Task Force announces preliminary initiatives

    Major League Baseball's On-Field Diversity Task Force, launched by Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, has set three preliminary priority initiatives that will guide the start of the Committee's comprehensive long-term action plan, MLB announced today.

  • 4/9/2014 | Twins Place Arcia on Disabled List, Will Select Contract of Mastroianni

    The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed outfielder Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list with a right wrist strain (retroactive to April 5).

  • 4/9/2014 | R.B.I. Baseball 14 Now Available on PS3, Xbox 360 and App Store

    R.B.I. Baseball 14 launched on the App Store earlier this morning, where it currently ranks as the highest-grossing sports game for both iPhone and iPad, and now is available across all of its launch platforms, including as a digital download on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft.

  • 4/9/2014 | Evan Longoria, Freddie Freeman, Pablo Sandoval join Jason Aldean and Sam Ryan

    Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays, Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves and Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants will join country music superstar Jason Aldean and Sam Ryan, MLB Network host and reporter, as the Guest Judging Panel for the 2014 Honorary Bat Girl program, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and who demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease.

  • 4/9/2014 | Major League Baseball to honor Relievers of the Year

    Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced today that Major League Baseball will annually honor the top relief pitchers in the game with the "Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award" and the "Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award."

  • 4/9/2014 | Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins launch grant initiative

    Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins today announced the launch of the first-ever "All-Star FANS CHOOSE" grant initiative, which will award $500,000 to a non-profit organization in the Upper Midwest region to support a capital project that will benefit the community.

  • 4/8/2014 | Episode Two of "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave" airs tonight

    Baltimore Orioles All-Star Adam Jones served as Executive Producer on tonight's episode of " Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave," airing on MTV2 tonight at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, as he joined series hosts Sway, Fat Joe, Chris Distefano and Melanie Iglesias at the MLB Fan Cave in New York City while in town to play the Yankees.

  • 4/7/2014 | Colabello, Hamilton named AL Co-Players of the Week

    Minnesota Twins designated hitter and first baseman Chris Colabello and Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending April 6th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 4/7/2014 | Fernandez, Blackmon named NL Co-Players of the Week

    Miami Marlins right-handed pitcher Jose Fernandez and Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon have been named National League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending April 6, 2014. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 4/3/2014 | Most popular MLB jerseys

    World Series MVP David Ortiz tops the current list of most popular MLB player jerseys, which features many of the top performers during the 2013 Postseason, offseason newsmakers as well as some of the brightest young stars in the game.

  • 4/3/2014 | 44 Boys & Girls Clubs members named recipients of Hank Aaron Scholarships

    Major League Baseball announced today that 44 Boys & Girls Clubs of America members have been chosen to receive The Dreamchaser Scholarship, presented annually by the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation. The scholarship annually provides support for up to 44 Club members who exhibit extraordinary talent in any field, including athletics, music, dance, the arts, science, literature and more.

  • 4/2/2014 | MLB diversity suppliers to sponsor MLB Diversity Business Summit

    Major League Baseball announced today that five of their leading diverse suppliers - RGMA, Proftech, SupplierGATEWAY, Vernalis and MDG Builders - will sponsor the third annual MLB Diversity Business Summit, the premier sports employment conference and supplier diversity trade fair.

  • 4/2/2014 | Pepsico and MLB Properties extend longstanding food and beverage partnership

    PepsiCo, Inc. and Major League Baseball Properties today announced a multi-year extension of their sponsorship agreement, building on an over 15-year relationship.

  • 4/2/2014 | MLB announces league-wide awareness effort during Autism Awareness Month

    Major League Baseball is once again teaming up with Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, in a league-wide effort to recognize Autism Awareness Month.

  • 4/1/2014 | 2014 Opening Day Rosters Feature 224 Players Born Outside the U.S.

    Two-hundred twenty-four players on 2014 Opening Day 25-man rosters and inactive lists were born outside the 50 United States, Major League Baseball announced today.

  • 4/1/2014 | Tonight: "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave"

    Washington Nationals All-Star Bryce Harper is the first in-studio guest for "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave," as he joins series hosts Sway, Fat Joe, Chris Distefano and Melanie Iglesias at the MLB Fan Cave in New York City for the debut episode premiering on MTV2 tonight at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

  • 4/1/2014 | 2014 Spring Training Sets New Average Attendance Mark

    The average attendance for 2014 Spring Training games reached a record high of 8,078 fans per game over 447 games played, Major League Baseball announced today.