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Major League Baseball Productions, ESPN to premiere Baby Ruth Presents "MLB 2006: Savor the Good Stuff"
08/10/2006 1:46 PM ET
Major League Baseball Productions, the Emmy® award-winning in-house television and video production division of Major League Baseball, will present MLB 2006: Savor the Good Stuff, a one-hour special highlighting extraordinary players and events of the baseball season to date. Savor the Good Stuff, presented by Baby Ruth, to be narrated by actor William Petersen, will profile many of the magnificent moments of the regular season through significant stats and memorable milestones, extraordinary feats, comebacks, streaks, frontrunners, phenoms, strange stuff, and some of the season's great games. MLB 2006: Savor the Good Stuff will debut tonight at 7:00 p.m. EDT on ESPN.

Baby Ruth presents MLB 2006: Savor the Good Stuff is the first of eight hours of feature-length programming to be produced by Major League Baseball Productions for broadcast by long-time partner ESPN during the final months of the 2006 Championship Season. Remaining programs will be announced from September through November.

Baby Ruth Presents MLB 2006: Savor the Good Stuff Highlights:
In Savor the Good Stuff, Major League Baseball Productions celebrates the players who rise to the occasion, such as when Jim Thome hit a pivotal home run on Opening Night, Jimmy Rollins extended his record-setting hit streak, Albert Pujols launched three homers, and Ken Griffey, Jr. belted a bomb in his first game off the disabled list.

Statistics and milestones are also heavily covered in Savor the Good Stuff: when Garrett Anderson, Derek Jeter, and Manny Ramirez joined the 2,000 hits club; Steve Finley and Reggie Sanders joined the rarified ranks of players with 300 homers and 300 steals; and Orlando Cabrera's 63-consecutive game streak of reaching base safely (longest since 1960).

This exciting season has revealed the extraordinary efforts of individuals and crazy comebacks of Clubs. Savor the Good Stuff also relishes the 16 strikeout gems of Jake Peavy and Jason Schmidt, the incredible five-game walk-off night of June 24 and Carl Crawford's steal of home plate. Some wild come-from-behind victories are highlighted by a New York Yankees comeback from nine runs down and a Florida Marlins extra-inning win from a hit off - of all things - a pitch meant to be an intentional ball.

In addition to topsy-turvy games producing memorable comebacks, the 2006 season has also produced a few double-digit win streaks by the Oakland A's, Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins, and a couple of frontrunners in the Detroit Tigers and New York Mets. In addition, Savor the Good Stuff tips its hat to the remarkable seasons of the young phenoms and veteran stars alike: Scott Kazmir, Francisco Liriano, Joe Mauer, Jonathan Papelbon, Jose Reyes, Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver, Steve Finley, Julio Franco, Tom Glavine, and Kenny Rogers.

Baby Ruth presents Savor the Good Stuff also reveals some of the quirkier moments of this season, including Bronson Arroyo's sudden power surge, the "cleat" revelation behind Kevin Mench's home run prowess, the Molina brothers stealing on each other, the end to Jason Kendall's home run drought and Mariano Rivera's first ever regular season at bat.

Savor the Good Stuff also features a few of the season's best games: when the Chicago White Sox gave up seven first-inning runs and still won; and the 19-inning marathon between the White Sox and Red Sox that teed up an exciting MLB All-Star break. The thrilling CENTURY 21 Home Run Derby immediately followed with the National League's Ryan Howard emerging as champion. In a great comeback, the American League won the 2006 All-Star Game in Pittsburgh, capping an exciting first half of the season.

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