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Eric Fisher

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

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Baseball HOF Expecting Another Large Crowd For July's Induction Ceremony

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 20 / 17

Baseball HOF President Jeff Idelson said this summer’s induction ceremony in Cooperstown, fueled by another robust class of popular players, will again be among the largest in the institution’s history. The HOF on Thursday formally introduced the three players elected by the BBWAA: Jeff ...

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Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB, MLBPA Agree On Five-Year CBA

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SportsBusiness Daily: Abdul-Jabbar, Brown, Russell To Be Honored By SI

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

11/21/16
SportsBusiness Journal: For A’s Wolff, time was right

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

11/21/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Red Sox pleased with resale platform

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Tags: Franchises

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB To Conduct Personnel Study

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Tags: Franchises, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies

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