05/11/2007 12:48 PM ET
Alex Rodriguez named winner of the "Major League Baseball Clutch Performer of the Month Presented by Pepsi" for April
Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees was selected, by the fans, as the winner of the "Major League
Baseball Clutch Performer of the Month Presented by Pepsi" for April, it was announced today. Alex is the
inaugural winner of the officially-sanctioned Major League Baseball award, which recognizes the player who
performed his best when the game was on the line. Pepsi has been the "Official Soft Drink of Major League
Baseball" since 1997.
The "MLB Clutch Performer of the Month Presented by Pepsi" winner is selected by the
fans from a list of six nominees chosen by a special editorial panel from Major League
Baseball Advanced Media. During the first week of each month, fans can visit a
microsite hosted by MLB.com that has been created specifically for the Clutch Performer
Platform, pepsiclutch.mlb.com, to vote for the player they believe was the best Clutch
Performer during the previous month.
Alex Rodriguez tied a Major League Baseball record for the most home runs (14) ever hit in the month
of April. When his team needed him in the clutch, Alex hit two ninth inning walk-off home runs, propelling the
New York Yankees to victories over the Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians. The Yankees amassed an
impressive 8-3 record in games Alex connected for at least one home run. He finished the month with a .355
(33-93) batting average and a Major League best 34 RBI and 27 runs scored.
At the conclusion of the season, fans will have the opportunity to vote on the "Major League Baseball
Clutch Performer of the Year Presented by Pepsi" award winner at MLB.com, the official Web site of Major
League Baseball. The "MLB Clutch Performer of the Year Presented by Pepsi" award will be presented during
the Major League Baseball postseason.
About Major League Baseball Properties
The Major League Baseball Clubs formed Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) in 1966 as the Club's agent for
marketing and trademark licensing and protection. Major League Baseball Properties is responsible for managing
consumer licensing activities, developing national advertising campaigns, cultivating sponsorship opportunities with major
consumer brands and corporations, growing the game and the business of baseball outside the United States and
creating national marketing programs in conjunction with Clubs, broadcast rightsholders and national sponsors. MLBP
also operates a full-service video and audio production unit (Major League Baseball Productions), a publishing division
and stock photo licensing agency, and manages logistics for the All-Star Game and World Series as well as all other
special events. For more information on Major League Baseball, log on to www.MLB.com.
About MLB Advanced Media, LP
Established in June 2000 following a unanimous vote by the 30 Major League Baseball club owners to centralize all of
Baseball's Internet operations, MLB Advanced Media LP (MLBAM) is the interactive media and internet company of Major
League Baseball. MLBAM manages the official league site, www.MLB.com, and each of the 30 individual Club sites to
create the most comprehensive Major League Baseball resource on the Internet. MLB.com offers fans the most complete
baseball information on the web, including up-to-date statistics, game summaries, extensive historical information, and
exclusive features about Major League Baseball events and programs, including on-line ticket sales, baseball
merchandise, authenticated memorabilia and collectibles, fantasy games, live and archived radio broadcasts of every
game, live and archived video webcasts of entire games, pitch-by-pitch enactment of games, and hosted post-game video
highlight shows. MLB.com offered more live events on the Internet than any other website in the world.
Purchase, N.Y.-based Pepsi-Cola North America (www.pepsi.com) is the refreshment beverage unit of PepsiCo, Inc., in
the United States and Canada. Its U.S. brands include Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Jazz, Pepsi ONE, Wild Cherry Pepsi, Diet Pepsi
Vanilla, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Mountain Dew Code Red, Mountain Dew LiveWire, Sierra Mist, Sierra Mist
Free, Mug, Tropicana Twister Soda, Aquafina, Aquafina FlavorSplash, Aquafina Sparkling, Aquafina Alive, Quaker Milk
Chillers, Ben & Jerry's MilkShakes, Dole and Ocean Spray single-serve juices, Tropicana Juice Drinks, IZZE and SoBe. The
company also makes and markets North America's best-selling ready-to-drink iced teas and coffees, respectively, via joint
ventures with Lipton and Starbucks.