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MLB Announces Six-Stop Schedule For Baseball HOF Tour

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 26 / 16

MLB this afternoon announced a six-stop tour of initial dates for the Baseball HOF Tour, entitled "We Are Baseball." The tour will begin in Davenport, Iowa, on July 3 and continue into late October to Milwaukee, K.C., St. Louis, Minneapolis and Las Vegas. The traveling exhibition will feature an or...

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Today's Events....

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