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article imageMajor League Baseball to ring in 2012 draft season on Wall Street

By Leigh Goessl     Jun 2, 2012 in Sports
New York - Six baseball legends will go to Wall Street on Monday to ring the opening bell and commemorate the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
This is the third straight year Major League Baseball and Wall Street have come together for this event.
According to, Former Yankees manager Joe Torre and Hall of Famers Frank Robinson, Tommy Lasorda and Ferguson Jenkins, former All-Star Ron Cey and future Hall of Famer, Ivan Rodriguez will be at NASDAQ stock market at 9:15 a.m. Monday to ring the bell.
On Monday evening the First-Year Player Draft begins at the MLB Network headquarters, located in Secaucus, N.J. For the last three years, MLB has appeared on Wall Street to ring the bell on the first day of drafts. This is Torre's second consecutive year attending the ringing of the bell.
"It's a great day for Major League Baseball, and I want to thank the NASDAQ for inviting us to ring the opening bell again," Torre said last year, reported "It's my first day for the Draft, and it's just a vibe that goes around MLB headquarters. ... It's just infectious what goes on here."
Torre is currently the Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations, Major League Baseball. Rodriguez, a 14-Time MLB All-Star just retired this 2012 season after a long career run; he had his major league career debut during the 1991 season.
The 2012 draft kicks off with a one-hour preview at 6 p.m. ET on and at 7 p.m. the picks commence.
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