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Press Release

06/08/2010 3:47 PM ET
Twins players Hardy, Morneau, Nathan, Punto and Slowey to unveil their personally designed jerseys, T-shirts and caps

NEW YORK -- On Thursday, June 10, during a press conference at Target Field, the Major League Baseball Players Association and Minnesota Twins players J.J. Hardy, Justin Morneau, Joe Nathan, Nick Punto and Kevin Slowey will unveil the Players Choice Signature Series™ jerseys, T-shirts and caps the players designed exclusively for their fans, with each product expressing their unique personalities and attitudes.

When: Thursday, June 10, starting at 3 p.m. CT

Where: Target Field's main media interview room

Who: Minnesota Twins players J.J. Hardy, Justin Morneau, Joe Nathan, Nick Punto and Kevin Slowey; MLBPA Executives

The jerseys, T-shirts and caps designed by the Twins players as part of the Major League Baseball Players Association’s Players Choice Signature Series™ will go on sale for the first time that evening at Target Field during the Twins game, at Minneapolis/St. Paul-area The Sports Authority retail outlets and online at MLB.com. The players produced the products during a two-month design and manufacturing process with the MLBPA and its apparel licensees, VF/Majestic (jerseys & T-shirts) and Twins/Banner 47 (caps).

Players from the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets also designed caps, T-shirts and jerseys as part of the Signature Series program. The Yankees unveiled their designs on Wednesday, June 2, the Phillies on June 4, and the Mets will do so on Wednesday, June 9.

The Major League Baseball Players Association (www.MLBPLAYERS.com) is the collective bargaining representative for all professional baseball players of the 30 Major League Baseball teams and serves as the exclusive group licensing agent for commercial and licensing activities involving active Major League baseball players. On behalf of its members, it operates the Players Choice licensing program and the Players Choice Awards, which benefit the needy through the Major League Baseball Players Trust, a charitable foundation established and run entirely by Major League baseball players.

Media contact:
Greg Bouris, Major League Baseball Players Association, (212) 826-0808 or gbouris@mlbpa.org