MLB.com Press Releases
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Morneau, Donaldson to compete in 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby
Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, who played 11 seasons for the Minnesota Twins and won the 2008 Home Run Derby, and Oakland Athletics All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson have been selected as their respective League's final participants for the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby. The announcement was made earlier this evening on ESPN's "SportsCenter" by Derby captains Jose Bautista of the American League and Troy Tulowitzki of the National League.
Sale, Rizzo win 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote sponsored by Experian
The creative campaigns are over. Twitter voting ended in a furious rally. And at the end of the four-day online voting program, it is Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox and Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs who were chosen by fans as the winners of the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian.
At Bat, At the Ballpark updated for 2014 All-Star Game
MLB.com At Bat and MLB.com At the Ballpark, the award-winning and industry standard-bearers for live game and in-venue experience mobile applications, have been updated for the 2014 All-Star Game by MLBAM with new features, functionalities and designs.
Home Run Derby Mobile Game Gets Significant Update
MLBAM today unveiled an update to its popular mobile game, MLB.com Home Run Derby Presented by Ford. As part of its most significant update to date, MLB.com Home Run Derby introduces Target Field, home to the Minnesota Twins and the 2014 Home Run Derby, the new authentic bracket format, a live Multiplayer Mode and more interactive ways to earn in-game currencies, among other interactive features.
Aramis Ramirez leads 5-way race at third in latest NL ballot for All-Star Game
Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has overtaken David Wright of the New York Mets at third base to lead a packed group of five third basemen separated by approximately 260,000 votes in the latest balloting update for the 85th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 15th at Target Field in Minnesota.
R.B.I. Baseball 14 to hit Next Gen consoles June 24
R.B.I. Baseball 14, the first console video game developed by MLBAM, will be available on Tuesday, June 24, for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and via ID@Xbox on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Yasiel Puig celebrates everything with bat flips
Yasiel Puig flips a bat for every occasion, Carlos Gonzalez races cars, Dee Gordon answers questions from left field, David Ortiz has a message for Tom Brady, and Mariano Rivera returns to the mound -- all on this week's "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave," airing Tuesday at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2.
Baseball fans hit new highs for At Bat & MLB.TV
MLBAM today announced its At Bat mobile app, the highest-grossing sports app of all-time, has been downloaded five million times during the first week of the season, a record-setting total 25 percent higher than last season's comparable.
MLB.com At Bat updated for Opening Day
MLB.com At Bat, annually the highest-grossing sports app since it debuted as one of the original 500 mobile apps on the Apple App Store in 2008, has been updated by MLBAM in preparation for Opening Day of the historic 2014 MLB season and the introduction of expanded instant replay for every regular season and Postseason game.