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When it comes to sports history, no sport has a history quite like baseball. Great players from the early 1900's are still known by all baseball fans today, great moments still talked about and records still be broken. People in the U.S. are most familiar with Major League Baseball, which was founded in 1876, but as the years have past, baseball leagues have continued to emerge around the world. Baseball has long been referred to as "America's Pastime", has become the world's game.
And that is evident, whenever you buy a ticket to see a baseball game. Players from around the world fill the rosters of Major League teams, and will continue to for as long as the game goes on. Baseball has recently capitalized on the growing popularity of the sport around the world with the implementation of the World Baseball Classic, or WBC. Teams representing countries battle it out to see whose country has the best players. Though still in its infancy, the WBC is becoming a popular event among baseball purists.
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On Tuesday, March 12, the United States, Dominican Republic, Italy, and Puerto Rico will represent their countries at Miami's Marlins Park. The winner and runner-up will advance to the championship round on Sunday.
The New York Yankees have partnered with TicketMaster to create a resale network where fans can buy and sell their tickets.
Broadway producers from the Kirmser Ponturo Group recently announced plans for a new, still untitled play that will focus on the history of Major League Baseball's most famous team. The New York Yankees and the MLB organization are partnering with producers, and the Kirmser Ponturo Group hope to have the play ready to hit the Great White Way by late next year.
In regards to the upcoming play and the Yankees' collaboration Bloomberg reports that Lonn Trost, the team's Chief Operations Officer, said, "It is a thrill that two iconic American institutions, the Yankees and the Broadway theater, are joining together. Just as generations of fans have been captivated in their seats at Yankee Stadium, theatergoers will be able to experience the same drama and joy. We look forward to opening our archives to the process and sharing our stories."
In a move being described as a means to ensure fans are the ones purchasing and using their season tickets, the Chicago Cubs have announced that the club will be revoking nearly 1,000 season tickets from about 40 customers following allegations that those individuals were scalping their tickets.
With a waiting list of nearly 115,000, Chicago Cubs season tickets remain some of the most sought after tickets, despite the team's failure to win a World Series since 1908 and the team's dismal finish to the 2012 baseball season, which saw the Cubs possess the second worst record in all of baseball. The Cubs may be known as the "Loveable Losers," but tickets to individual games routinely sell out and are routinely resold on the secondary market.
This year's MLB World Series comes down to the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants. Aside from making it this far, both teams have had very different playoff runs, and this will mark the first time in baseball history that the two have faced each other in the postseason. The 2012 World Series is scheduled to begin with Game 1 on Wednesday, October 24, at 8:00 p.m.
The Detroit Tigers will take the field Wednesday for the first time in almost a week since sweeping the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series. The Tigers should be well-rested to face the Giants, but fans are probably hoping that they haven't lost their edge. According to Sports Illustrated, this is the fourth World Series matchup in which one of the teams swept their Championship Series and the other played all seven games of theirs. "In every case the team that had far more rest lost Game 1, and lost the World Series in four or five games."
MLB postseason tickets rocket Comerica Park to the top of TicketNews®' exclusive venues rankings list for the week ending October 21, 2012.
Comerica Park is home to the Detroit Tigers, who secured their spot in the 2012 World Series on October 18 after sweeping the New York Yankees without much of a fight. The Tigers have been resting up waiting to learn who their next opponent would be and last night in Game 7 of the NLCS the San Francisco Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals for their World Series berth.
The 2012 MLB World Series winner will be known by November 1 at the latest, but until then four teams remain in the hunt. Championship games for both leagues are currently underway to decide the participants for this year's World Series. The
Detroit Tigers are taking on the New York Yankees in the American League, while the St. Louis Cardinals face off against the San Francisco Giants in the National League Championship Series.
The 2012 MLB regular season came to a close on the night of Wednesday, October 3, with ten teams still in the running for the coveted World Series trophy. The playoff race has been an exciting one for many teams, with several surprise endings and a historic milestone.
In Kansas City, for example, the Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera officially won the Triple Crown during their game against the Royals. Leading his league (AL-Central) in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in (RBI's), Cabrera is the first person since 1967 to win the triple crown, only the 12th person in baseball history to do so and the first Latino ever.
In March of this year, the MLB and its Players' Association ratified a new playoff format, expanding on the previous postseason format to add an extra wild card in both the American and National leagues. The MLB has been mulling over the playoff expansion for the past two years, and this season's implementation will tell how those two years of study pay off.