Faces and Places
Wolff donates recordings
|Longtime sportscaster Bob Wolff was in Washington, D.C., last week to donate his personal library of audio and video recordings — 1,500 hours’ worth — to the Library of Congress. From left: Washington Nationals radio broadcaster Dave Jageler, Nationals TV play-by-play broadcaster Bob Carpenter, Librarian of Congress James Billington, Wolff, Nationals radio broadcaster Charlie Slowes and Robert Tanenbaum, a Nationals owner.
Warming up for All-Star Game
|Major League Baseball, the New York Mets and the city of New York on April 24 launched balloting for this year’s All-Star Game and announced activities surrounding the game, to be played July 16 at Citi Field. On hand were (from left) former Mets Edgardo Alfonzo, Mookie Wilson and John Franco, MLB EVP of business Tim Brosnan, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mets third baseman David Wright.
Sports Business Society Awards at NYU
|The Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management of the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies honored recipients of the NYU Sports Business Society Awards at a ceremony April 15.
ABOVE: From left: Wayne McDonnell Jr. and Lee Igel, NYU-SCPS Tisch Center; John Filippelli, YES Network (Executive of the Year); Ted Shaker, adjunct faculty member and Mercury Media; and Kevin Hallinan, Royal Diamond Security. BELOW: From left: Student Vanessa Chen; Sean Galvis, New York Road Runners (Ambassadors of the Year); students Robert Varon and Michelangelo Parisi; Mark Weinstein, SportsNet New York / New York Mets (Alumnus of the Year); Michael Weiner, MLB Players Association (Lalia Rach Profile in Excellence); Scott Norwood, MLB Advanced Media (Ambassadors of the Year); Filippelli; Cyndie Burkhardt, NYRR; Chris Russo, CR Media Ventures (Graduate Sports Business Society Media Award); and students Thomas Kraus, Oliver Chan and Vanessa Bekono.
|Helping plant trees in Kansas City are (from left) Mike Lynch, NASCAR managing director of green innovation; Miss Sprint Cup Jaclyn Roney; drivers Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr.; Toyota motorsports marketing manager Paul Doleshal; Pat Warren, president of Kansas Speedway; and two employees of Paradise Nursery. They planted the trees recently at a Kansas City Toyota dealership as part of NASCAR’s Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program Delivered by UPS.
Business of Baseball convenes in Boston
|Panelists on the Foundation to Be Named Later’s “Business of Baseball” panel April 23 (from left): Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow; Billy Beane, Oakland A’s GM; Peter Gammons, baseball writer and broadcaster; Theo Epstein, Chicago Cubs president of operations; Gulf Oil CEO Joseph Petrowski; and Andrew Zimbalist, Smith College economics professor and author.
40 for Learfield
|Learfield Communications marked its 40th anniversary with an all-employee celebration April 25-26 in Dallas. Featured speaker Seth Godin (left) is shown with company co-founder Clyde Lear.
Driver with a driver
|Farmers Insurance teamed PGA Tour golfer Rickie Fowler (left) and NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne for a “Drive and Drive Competition” on April 29 in Mooresville, N.C. With them is Chuck Browning, Farmers head of sponsorships, events and corporate giving.
Your morning cup of hockey
|NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman shows off the Stanley Cup to “Today” hosts (from left) Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer and Natalie Morales. Bettman appeared on the show April 30, the day the NHL playoffs began.
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