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ESPN2 TO EXPAND MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL COVERAGE

     In '95, ESPN2 will televise the Baseball Across America
Tour, a series of 20 games from all levels of the minors.  The
series will be featured primarily on Thursday evenings. The
telecasts "will center around the special elements of minor
league baseball -- its fascinating ballparks, current and rising
stars and unique fan promotions."  Mike Moore, President of
NABPL, which announced the deal jointly with ESPN2 at the minor
league winter meetings in Dallas:  "Our fans have long enjoyed
the entertainment derived from a night at the ballpark.  The
'Baseball Across America Tour' will bring this entertainment to
millions more" (ESPN2).
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