For First Time Ever, MLB.com to Stream a High School Baseball Game
This Friday afternoon, high school baseball players in Massachusetts will become instant Internet celebrities when MLB.com presents a live, free-of-charge video Internet broadcast of the second annual Cape Cod High School Classic baseball game. The game will be played in Wareham, MA on July 28 at 12:00 pm, and will stream live on MLB.com and MiLB.com (MinorLeagueBaseball.com). The broadcast will also be available for replay from the archives on BaseballFactory.com, TeamOneBaseball.com, and BaseballExpress.com.
We are committed to growing the sport of baseball at every level and are very excited to bring the best of high school baseball in the form of the Cape Cod High School Classic to our fans at MLB.com,” said Joe Inzerillo, SVP of multimedia and distribution for MLB.com.
The Cape Cod High School Classic showcases 36 of the most talented high school seniors from across the country, and precedes the Cape Cod League’s annual All-Star Game, which will take place on July 29 in South Yarmouth, MA.
We are thrilled to have partnered with MLB.com for the Baseball Express Cape Cod High School Classic,” said Steve Sclafani, CEO and founder of Baseball Factory, which provides high school baseball players with instruction, tournament competition, and college planning and placement. MLB.com is far and away the leader in the industry when it comes to providing quality online baseball programming. We are excited to have the game shown live on MLB.com and feel strongly that this opportunity will benefit the players and give them a great opportunity to be seen by millions of baseball enthusiasts.
The teams for the High School Classic were selected by scouts from Baseball Factory and Team One, which provides exposure for the nation’s top high school players to scouts and college recruiters. Almost 100 scouts and college coaches attended the inaugural game in 2005, and 17 players from that game were selected in the 2006 MLB First-Year Player Draft, including six players taken in the first 50 overall picks.