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Major League Baseball, Pfizer announce the "Major League Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Award Presented by Viagra (sildenafil citrate)"08/24/2005 12:46 PM ET
Major League Baseball and Pfizer today announced that Pfizer will become the proud sponsor of the "Major League Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Award Presented by Viagra® (sildenafil citrate)." This is the first comeback player of the year award officially sanctioned by Major League Baseball and is part of a sponsorship renewal between the two companies. Pfizer, maker of Viagra® (sildenafil citrate), has been an official sponsor of Major League Baseball and MLB.com since 2002.
This exciting new MLB-sanctioned award, which will be presented annually to one player each from the American and National Leagues, will recognize those players who have re-emerged on the baseball field during a given season. Representatives of Major League Baseball and the editorial staff at MLB.com, the official Web site of Major League Baseball, have selected the 12 nominees -- six players from each League -- for the "Major League Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Award Presented by Viagra® (sildenafil citrate)".
1. Roy Halladay - Toronto Blue Jays
1. Cliff Floyd - New York Mets
"The 'Major League Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Award Presented by Viagra® (sildenafil citrate)' embodies an athlete's desire to play at the highest level," said Tim Brosnan, Executive Vice President, Business, Major League Baseball. "The comeback is one the most inspiring stories in sports, and Major League Baseball is honored to have Pfizer support this prestigious award."
"Pfizer has been a Major League Baseball sponsor for the past three years, and this award builds upon a continued, successful relationship," said Greg Duncan, Senior Vice President, U.S. Marketing, Pfizer. "Pfizer is proud to sponsor this award that celebrates the skill, focus and determination required to compete in professional baseball."
To further involve fans in the selection process, Pfizer will introduce an online sweepstakes in conjunction with the "Major League Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Award Presented by Viagra® (sildenafil citrate)." As part of the program, one lucky sweepstakes winner will have the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to a 2005 MLB World Series® game.
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