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Baseball HOF Abruptly Cancels 75th Anniversary Concert

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

The Baseball HOF announced that a planned concert on Aug. 2 to commemorate its 75th anniversary has been canceled. The fundraising event for the Hall, part of a yearlong series of anniversary events and more than a year in development, was slated to be staged by L.A.-based LGH19 Productions and feat...

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Tags: Media

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SportsBusiness Daily: Fantasy Participation Continues To Rise

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Again Tops May ComScore Rankings

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06/17/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Mandalay Baseball Selling Frisco RoughRiders

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Tags: Franchises

06/17/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Stats Partners With Analytics Company Catapult

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06/16/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Greenberg Group Buying Frisco RoughRiders

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SportsBusiness Daily: Danielle Maged To Leave StubHub

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SportsBusiness Daily: Stanley Cup Final Game 5 Tix Top $1,200

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