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MLB, Baseball Hall of Famers and Former All-Stars to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell to Commemorate the 2012 First-Year Player Draft

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ADVISORY, June 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Major League Baseball, Baseball Hall of Famers and former MLB All-Stars will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on Monday, June 4th to ring the Opening Bell in commemoration of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.

MLB will hold day one of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft later that evening at MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey. The Draft will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 7:00 p.m. (ET). Prior to the start of the Draft, MLB Network will air a Draft preview show, also simulcast on MLB.com, at 6:00 p.m. (ET). 

In honor of the occasion, the following Hall of Famers and Legends will ring the Opening Bell.

  • Joe Torre – Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations, Major League Baseball
  • Frank Robinson – Baseball Hall of Famer; Senior Advisor to Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig
  • Tommy Lasorda – Baseball Hall of Famer
  • Fergie Jenkins – Baseball Hall of Famer
  • Ivan Rodriguez – 14-Time MLB All-Star
  • Ron Cey – 6-Time MLB All-Star

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Monday, June 4, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET        

Media check-in: 9:00 a.m. EDT

Contact:

Major League Baseball

Steve Arocho

(212) 931-7581

steven.arocho@mlb.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at:

http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Major League Baseball (MLB):

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the oldest professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. and Canada representing the highest level of professional baseball. Under the guidance of its ninth Commissioner, Allan H. (Bud) Selig, MLB has experienced dramatic changes including Interleague Play, the introduction of the Wild Card, the new expanded postseason format in 2012, the most comprehensive drug-testing program in U.S. professional sports, an unprecedented era of labor peace, significant revenue sharing among the clubs and a growth in revenue from $1.2 billion in 1992 to more than $7 billion in 2011. The last eight seasons have been the best attended in MLB history with each year, including 2011, eclipsing the 73 million mark. With the continued success of MLB Network and MLB Advanced Media and the return of the MLB Fan Cave, MLB continues to find innovative ways for its fans to enjoy the National Pastime. For more information on Major League Baseball, visit www.MLB.com.  

About NASDAQ OMX:

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the US and Europe, we own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.999% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $5.1 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily.  Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century.  To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500).

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