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MLBAM Launches Latest Update Of Flagship App MLB At Bat

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 27 / 15

MLBAM today released its initial '15 update of its flagship mobile application, MLB.com At Bat. This year's changes include a reworked user interface and navigation, support for Apple’s iOS 8 operating system and the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, global availability in Spanish and...

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