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Eric Fisher

Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Baseball HOF Abruptly Cancels 75th Anniversary Concert

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

The Baseball HOF announced that a planned concert on Aug. 2 to commemorate its 75th anniversary has been canceled. The fundraising event for the Hall, part of a yearlong series of anniversary events and more than a year in development, was slated to be staged by L.A.-based LGH19 Productions and feat...

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Tags: Media

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SportsBusiness Journal: Minnesota’s moment

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07/10/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Stats LLC, MLBAM Extend Through '18

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SportsBusiness Daily: For The Win's Tim Howard Story Goes Viral

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SportsBusiness Daily: Dayton Dragons Sold For MiLB Record Price

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Tags: Franchises

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SportsBusiness Daily: Mandalay Baseball Sells Dayton Dragons

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