FANS CAN REGISTER FOR 2015 MLB ALL-STAR TICKET STRIPS BEGINNING TODAY

Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds today announced that fans can register for the opportunity to purchase full ticket strips for 2015 MLB All-Star events beginning today by visiting allstargame.com or reds.com.

Winners will be randomly selected as available tickets will be extremely limited. Date, time and instructions for purchase will be communicated via e-mail to each selected applicant in late April. Full strips include:

• One ticket to the 86th MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, July 14
• One ticket to Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the Home Run Derby at Great American Ball Park on Monday July 13
• One ticket to All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Great American Ball Park on Sunday, July 12
• Two tickets to T-Mobile All-Star FanFest at the Duke Energy Convention Center, July 10-14
• One official 2015 MLB All-Star Game Program

Cincinnati Reds Season Ticket Holders will be among the first fans to receive the opportunity to secure tickets for 2015 MLB All-Star events. For information on season ticket plans that include All-Star ticket options, fans should call a Reds ticket representative at (513) 765-7500.

Additionally, MasterCard, the preferred card of Major League Baseball, will offer a special pre-sale opportunity on May 4, 2015 to MasterCard cardholders for 2015 MLB All-Star ticket strips.

Gatorade All-Star Workout Day features American League and National League batting practice followed by the Home Run Derby, where players from each League participate in a home run hitting contest. Recent winners include Yoenis Cespedes, who won most recently in back-to-back years (2014, 2013), Prince Fielder (2012), Robinson Cano (2011) and David Ortiz (2010).

All-Star Sunday includes the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which showcases many of the top Minor League prospects and has featured current Reds Carlos Contreras (2013), Billy Hamilton (2013, 2012), Devin Mesoraco (2011), Jay Bruce (2007), Joey Votto (2007, 2006), Homer Bailey (2006), Marlon Byrd (2002) and Brandon Phillips (2002). Other players who have competed in both the All-Star Futures Game and the MLB All-Star Game include Robinson Cano, Bryce Harper, Clayton Kershaw, Andrew McCutchen, Mike Trout and Justin Verlander.

The 2015 All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, also part of All-Star Sunday, will feature stars from film, music, television and entertainment teaming up with former Major Leaguers and former Reds stars immediately following the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Past celebrity participants have included Jon Hamm, Jimmy Kimmel, Andy Cohen, Kate Upton, Marisa Miller, Chris Rock, January Jones and Jordin Sparks. The game has also featured a collection of Hall of Famers including the late Ernie Banks, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Rickey Henderson, Paul Molitor, Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield.

T-Mobile All-Star FanFest will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The five-day event, beginning on July 10th will serve as the launch of MLB All-Star Week, which will culminate with the 86th Midsummer Classic on July 14th at Great American Ball Park. T-Mobile All-Star FanFest is the world’s largest interactive baseball fan event, providing an unrivaled experience for fans of all ages. With more than 100 different appearances from MLB Legends and Hall of Famers, fans have the opportunity to get free autographs, participate in baseball clinics led by former players, attend Q&A sessions and much more. Legends who have attended T-Mobile All-Star FanFest in past years include Hall of Famers Barry Larkin, Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield, plus current players Alex Gordon, Joe Mauer, Andrew McCutchen and Giancarlo Stanton.

For more information, please visit allstargame.com and reds.com.

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