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Press Release

04/13/2016 4:30 PM ET
Major League Baseball Players Association and Fresh Brewed Tees partner to launch 2016 player election apparel collection

NEW YORK -- The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and Fresh Brewed Tees today formally announced the launch of the 2016 Player Election Campaign T-shirt sales program, inspired by this year's intense and polarizing American presidential election and the reenergized excitement for America's greatest pastime.

Fresh Brewed Tees has partnered with numerous players including Seattle Mariners' stars Robinson Cano and Felix Hernandez, Cleveland Indians' Cy Young award-winning pitcher Corey Kluber, Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner and others. Videos promoting this campaign, and featuring participating Major Leaguers "running for President," were shared publicly April 12 on Fresh Brewed Tees' social media feeds. (Watch Jason Kipnis' campaign speech here.) Players from all 30 Major League Baseball teams will be represented during this campaign.

With large fan bases and entire cities rallying around them, each player hopes to win the presidency. While the office they're running for may be unclear, their desire to be the most popular isn't. This fun and somewhat satirical program demonstrates that the players' competitiveness extends far beyond the field.

"We've been privileged to assemble a great group of players with colorful personalities - funny, witty, engaging and persuasive!" said Fresh Brewed Tees CEO, Tony Madalone. "The MLBPA is a great partner and we're excited for the 2016 season."

"Like most of us, Major Leaguers are following this year's Presidential campaign, and now, thanks to Fresh Brewed Tees, several players will experience the thrill of running for office through this unique program," said Evan Kaplan, Major League Baseball Players Association Director of Licensing and Business Development. "We look forward to watching the election results pour in as fans cast their votes by adorning the T-shirts of their favorite players."

The entire campaign collection can be found at accompanied by videos featuring the players.