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MLB Press Releases

  • Major League Baseball statement regarding Brewers pitcher Josh Hader

    Major League Baseball issued the following statement today regarding Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader.

  • Nine-year-old Chuck Smolka wins first-ever MLB VR Home Run Derby Tournament

    Chuck Smolka, a nine-year-old from Staten Island, NY, yesterday won the first-ever MLB Home Run Derby VR Tournament Championship, held as part of GEICO All-Star FanFest. Smolka, one of four kids younger than 12 years old to advance to the semifinals, defeated nine-year-old Cooper ('Coop') Stephenson from Anaheim, Calif., in a dramatic back-and-forth final round where both players held multiple leads and a last second home run decided the title.

  • Starting lineups, pitchers announced for 2018 All-Star Game

    Earlier today, the 2018 All-Star Game managers, AJ Hinch of the American League and Dave Roberts of the National League, announced their starting lineups for Baseball's 89th Midsummer Classic, to be played on Tuesday at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

  • MLB All-Star pre-game ceremony to pay tribute to Medal of Honor recipients

    Major League Baseball will salute 30 Medal of Honor recipients prior to the 2018 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

  • B.A.T. launches new scholarship program

    The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) has launched a new scholarship program designed to award former Major League and Minor League Players in financial need with assistance as they pursue collegiate or other advanced degrees following their playing career.

  • Bryce Harper, Freddie Freeman headline the 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby field

    Six-time National League All-Star Bryce Harper of the host Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, the top vote-getter in the NL, are among the eight participants in the 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby, it was announced tonight on ESPN. The 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby will be held on Monday, July 16th at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, and broadcast live by ESPN and MLB.com beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET).

  • Aguilar, Segura win 2018 Camping World All-Star Final Vote

    Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesús Aguilar and Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura were voted by the fans as the winners of the 2018 Camping World All-Star Final Vote, it was announced earlier this evening on MLB Network's MLB Tonight. Aguilar and Segura earned the final roster spots on the National League and American League All-Star teams through online voting on MLB.com, the 30 Club sites and mobile devices. Now in its 17th season, the All-Star Final Vote has recorded over 845 million votes.

  • MLB to crown first Virtual HR Derby champion on July 16

    A few hours before the best home run hitters in Major League Baseball (MLB) take the field at Nationals Park on Monday, July 16, MLB will crown its first-ever Home Run Derby Virtual Reality (VR) champion.

  • Umpires, coaches & official scorers announced for 2018 All-Star Game

    Ted Barrett, a 20-year Major League umpire, will call balls and strikes and will serve as the Crew Chief at Baseball's 89th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday, July 17th at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

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