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

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FIS will aid MiLB’s fan loyalty effort

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 27 / 17

Minor League Baseball has signed a multiyear agreement with Florida-based financial services technology company FIS, a deal that will pave the way for creating a fan loyalty program for the affiliated minors. Unlike many of MiLB’s recent c...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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