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Perfect Game Adds 21 Former MLB Players to Investment Group

Youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service Perfect Game has announced its investor group, which is made up, in part, of 21 former and active major league players. The announcement of the investor group comes days after Perfect Game appointed former Major League All-Star and American League Most Valuable Player award winner Mo Vaughn […]

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Former American League MVP Mo Vaughn Joins Perfect Game

Perfect Game has announced the appointment of former Major League All-Star and American League Most Valuable Player award winner Mo Vaughn as special assistant to ownership for the youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service. Vaughn’s appointment comes a week after former All-Star outfielder Ryan Klesko joined Perfect Game in a similar position. Vaughn, […]

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Perfect Game to Host Four Different Select Festivals This Summer

Perfect Game has announced details for its upcoming 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U Select Festival as three states will host the four separate showcase events this August. The announcement comes on the same week as Perfect Game announced the 22st edition of its Dick’s Sporting Goods All-American Classic will return to Chase Field in Phoenix […]

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Perfect Game All-American Classic Returns to Chase Field

Perfect Game has announced the 22st edition of its Dick’s Sporting Goods All-American Classic will return to Chase Field in Phoenix on August 28 as part of a multi-day event including other events at Chase Field along with community events and media appearances. Perfect Game, a youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service, organizes […]

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The Pitt Panthers were awarded the championship belt as the top team at the inaugural Las Vegas Classic baseball tournament. Pitt defeated Oklahoma 19-9 and Cal 19-7 in its two games. Photo by Peak Events/Kai Caddy

College Baseball Prepares for New Frontier

At first glance, the college baseball programs at Cal, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Pittsburgh may not have much in common. Each school is in a different geographic part of the country and at least this year, each is in a different conference. But the old affiliations will change soon enough as Oklahoma goes from the […]

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Since it opened in 1997, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has hosted athletes from more than 70 countries with dozens of sports organized across the venue, which spans more than 220 acres. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel

Sports and Resorts: A Weekend at ESPN Wide World of Sports

The name is an icon around the world. Between its various locations, there could be a creditable claim that every country in the world has had at least one person visit one of its parks. It is Disney, and one of its flagships is Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Within Walt Disney World, big […]

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Ripken Brothers Create Specialized Bourbon

Baseball coaches around the country now have extra motivation to bring their team to Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in 2024. During a recent visit to the city — where they operate The Ripken Experience Elizabethtown — Ripken Baseball cofounders Cal Ripken, Jr., and Bill Ripken visited the Maker’s Mark Distillery to experience the brand’s first custom barrel […]

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Wade Martin Named CEO of Ripken Baseball, Cooperstown All Star Village

Wade Martin has been named chief executive officer of Josh Harris and David Blitzer’s youth baseball portfolio, which includes Ripken Baseball, Cooperstown All Star Village, Baseball Factory and Softball Factory. Martin is tasked with driving growth and expansion for the company’s youth sports facilities, youth tournament experiences and player development platforms. In January 2023, Harris […]

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College Baseball Hall of Fame Heads to Overland Park, Kansas

The College Baseball Foundation and Visit Overland Park have announced that the College Baseball Hall of Fame will establish its inaugural physical location within the Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park, Kansas. The planned venue would open in late 2025. The College Baseball Foundation earlier announced it will bring its annual recognition of college baseball’s […]

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Sweet Caroline, No

As 2024 gets underway, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd will be continuing their “Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour,” an amalgamation of ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man.” It causes me to wish that somewhere, someone would combine Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” with the Beach Boys’ “Caroline, No” to start a “Sweet […]

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