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MLBPA takes hit in licensing revenue

04 / 07 / 14

The Major League Baseball Players Association last year generated its lowest amount of licensing revenue in nearly a decade, primarily the result of the loss of a lucrative video game contract with Take-Two Interactive. The 2013 annual report for the union, filed last week with the U.S. Departmen...

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