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Second Season Of Baseball HOF Tour Will Include VR Experience Around '16 Playoffs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 24 / 17

The Baseball HOF Tour will return for a second season of its traveling, technology-driven exhibits, beginning March 11-26 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Spring Training home of the D-backs and Rockies. The new version of the tour, again entitled “We Are Basebal...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

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SportsBusiness Journal: Manfred to unite baseball’s business

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Fires Back Against MASN In Court Battle

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Tags: Media, MASN, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: Owners Approve Manfred Contract

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners To Vote On Manfred's Contract

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SportsBusiness Daily: "SportsCenter" App To Change Name In '15

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