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Fox to Offer ‘Pitch Night at the Ballpark’

Event is a Precursor to the Series Launch on September 22

Fox has teamed up with Access Sports Media for “Pitch Night at the Ballpark,” an event that will bring the premiere episode of upcoming drama “Pitch” to ticket holders at baseball venues nationwide. “Pitch” premieres Thursday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. on Fox, and follows the fictional story of Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury, “Under the Dome”), the first female pitcher in the big leagues. Produced in association with Major League Baseball, the series’ aspirational element pairs with Minor League Baseball, where teams have been at the forefront of opening up opportunities to women within the game.

“Pitch Night at the Ballpark” will be held in 43 different Minor League stadiums and 12 independent and college summer league ballparks across the country during the months of August and September. After the regularly scheduled games, ticket holders will be welcomed onto the field for various events, such as Kids Run the Bases, T-shirt tosses, player meet-and-greets, autograph sessions and more. Following these family-friendly events, fans will have the opportunity to screen the pilot episode of “Pitch” on the centerfield scoreboard, while enjoying free snacks and relaxing in the outfield.

“Pitch Night at the Ballpark” kicked-off its 55-market event on Sunday, Aug. 7 at Southwest University Park in El Paso, TX, home of the El Paso Chihuahuas; and Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, KY, home of the Lexington Legends. The summer event will end on Monday, Sept. 5 at Trustmark Park in Jackson, MS, home of the Mississippi Braves.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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