|Amazon.com Pays Tribute to America's Pastime with a New Destination for Baseball Fans|
Amazon.com Today Announces the Major League Baseball Fan Shop; Also Touts Huge Selection of Baseball and Softball Equipment for Players and Coaches
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 2, 2007--With Opening Day ushering in the new 2007 baseball season, fans everywhere have something new to cheer about. Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the Major League Baseball Fan Shop (www.amazon.com/mlb) where baseball enthusiasts can discover great selection and great prices on whatever they need, including jerseys, hats, collectibles and memorabilia to support their favorite teams. The fan shop also carries books, toys, gear, novelties and even essentials for a tailgate party. Amazon.com's diverse selection includes:
1. Replica MLB Jerseys 2. Authentic 2007 Batting Practice/Spring Training Jerseys 3. 2007 New Era BP/Spring Training Cap 4. Authentic MLB Jerseys 5. Jackets and Pullovers 6. Franchise Baseball Hat Collection from Amazon.com 7. 2007 Topps Baseball Cards Series 8. Ernie Banks Signed Wrigley Field Actual Seatback 9. MLB Team Logo Ballpoint Pen 10. Derek Jeter Autographed Photo of "The Catch"
The MLB Fan Shop is built for the way fans shop, organized by team and category. And to ensure fans are ready for the 2007 season, both replica and authentic jerseys from select sellers will ship free of charge. As always, items sold and shipped by Amazon.com qualify for Free Super Saver Shipping and free Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime.
"Baseball fans from Boston to Seattle have been looking forward to Opening Day since the last pitch was thrown in October," said Benjamin Hartman, category manager for Amazon.com's Sports & Outdoors Store. "If you don't live in the city of your favorite team, then you know how hard it can be to find your team's hat or jersey. Within Amazon's MLB fan shop, customers anywhere in the country can find and purchase the widest selection of fan gear from any MLB team at every day low prices."
Today also marks the beginning of America's pastime for millions of kids and adults around the country who play T-ball, softball and baseball. Amazon.com features hundreds of baseball helmets in an assortment of sizes and colors, as well as thousands of bats, gloves, and mitts (including more than 100 mitts just for left-handers) from top brands like Rawlings, Easton, Louisville Slugger, MacGregor, Wilson and Mizuno. Amazon.com also offers coaches and players more than 1,000 training aids including pitching machines, speed guns, chalk line machines and ball bounceback targets. These items can be found at www.amazon.com/baseball.
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