Pepsi MAX Unveils Fan-Selected MLB Field of Dreams American and National League Teams and the Two Consumers Who Will Play a Baseball Game With the All-Star Roster of Baseball Legends
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Stars take the field tonight on FOX, Pepsi MAX is announcing an All-Star roster of its own – the fan-selected Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams American League (AL) and National League (NL) teams comprised of some of baseball’s greatest legends. Baseball fans across the country voted for their favorite MLB legends on the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams AL and NL ballots earlier this year at MLB.com/PepsiMAX to determine the rosters. From the ballots cast, two lucky consumers – Johnny Perotti representing the AL and Stephen Katchmark representing the NL – have been randomly selected to take the field with the MLB legends in an AL vs. NL match-up, and will campaign for votes to see who will have home field advantage for the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game.
To announce the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams AL and NL teams, actor Jay Mohr was on hand at the Pepsi MAX footprint at MLB All-Star FanFest earlier today with Cal Ripken, Jr. representing the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams AL team and Mike Schmidt representing the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams NL team.
The Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams American League team includes:
- Catcher – Yogi Berra
- First Base – Frank Thomas
- Second Base – Rod Carew
- Shortstop – Cal Ripken, Jr.
- Third Base – Brooks Robinson
- Outfielders – Ken Griffey, Jr., Rickey Henderson and Reggie Jackson
- Starting Pitcher – Jim Palmer
- Relief Pitcher – Dennis Eckersley
- Designated Hitter – Paul Molitor
The Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams National League team includes:
- Catcher – Johnny Bench
- First Base – Fred McGriff
- Second Base – Ryne Sandberg
- Shortstop – Ozzie Smith
- Third Base – Mike Schmidt
- Outfielders – Andre Dawson, Tony Gwynn and Stan Musial
- Starting Pitcher – Randy Johnson
- Relief Pitcher – Trevor Hoffman
“It’s exciting to be part of the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams program because it connects directly with the fans,” said Cal Ripken, Jr., Baseball Hall of Famer and Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams AL shortstop. “The guys on the AL and NL rosters are some of the greatest players of all time, and it’s truly an honor to be chosen by the fans for their Field of Dreams Team.”
Perotti, a Rochester, NY resident and five of his friends will join five MLB Legends from the AL roster for a baseball game against Katchmark, who is from Washington D.C., his five friends and five MLB Legends from the NL team.
Now it’s up to the fans to decide which team will have home field advantage. Between now and August 15, 2012 fans can go to MLB.com/PepsiMAX to view videos from Perotti and Katchmark and vote for which hometown – Rochester, NY or Washington, D.C. – will host the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game. Once determined, Pepsi MAX will plan the baseball game in the winner’s hometown.
“Pepsi MAX is looking forward to creating a once-in a lifetime experience for Johnny Perotti and Stephen Katchmark,” said Heidi Sandreuter, Senior Director, Pepsi Sports Marketing. “It’s not every day that you get to take the field with some of the greatest players of the game and we are excited to find out which hometown will be hosting the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game.”
For more information on the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams program, visit MLB.com/Pepsi MAX.
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