For Immediate Release
Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253
WXXI HOSTS A MINOR LEAGUE MARATHON ON SEPTEMBER 4
Rochester, New York (August 26, 2010) – As Minor League, the 13-part series featuring the Rochester Red Wings comes to an end, WXXI gives baseball fans a second chance to catch the first 12 episodes when it presents a Minor League Marathon on Saturday, September 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on PBS World (DT21.2/ cable 524/). The series finale will air at its usual time slot on WXXI’s primary channel – Sunday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011 and 11).
Minor League, a Campbell Media production in association with WXXI, is a reality based 13-episode series featuring the Rochester Red Wings and the little-known world of minor league baseball in America. The Rochester Red Wings are the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Cameras followed the Red Wings through the entire 2009 season, starting with Spring Training in Ft. Myers, Florida. They captured the Team on the road, throughout 13 International League cities. The crew also followed members of the Team to Portland, Oregon for the 2009 Triple-A All Star Game. At home, viewers will see how the players live, outside of the ballpark, during their rare time off.
CBS News and 48 Hours Correspondent Erin Moriarty narrates the series. Multi-platinum recording artist, Eddie Money, contributed the theme song for Minor League. Additional music featured in the series included performances from Rochester-area bands.
Support for Minor League, on a national level, comes from Intercontinental Hotels Group and the Tire Rack, and locally, by: ESL Federal Credit Union; the County of Monroe/COMIDA, Michael S. Mayer, DMD, Diamonds Limousine Service, and Urology Associates of Rochester.
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