GRINDMEDIA, A DIVISION OF SOURCE INTERLINK MEDIA, ACQUIRES BASEBALL AMERICAWednesday, December 14, 2011
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SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Dec. 14, 2011 -GrindMedia, a leading action and adventure sports media company and division of Source Interlink Media, has announced the acquisition of Baseball America, and baseballamerica.com. Baseball America, which has been published since 1982, and its associated titles will be added to GrindMedia’s expanding portfolio of enthusiast media, according to Norb Garrett, Senior Vice President and Group Publisher of GrindMedia. Baseball America joins SLAM Magazine (a basketball-focused property) in the company’s stable of stick-and-ball properties broadening a portfolio of trusted brands focused on men’s lifestyle.
“We are extremely proud and excited to bring Baseball America into our network of targeted, enthusiast media,” said Garrett. “Baseball America is the “bible of developmental baseball” and we believe that the brand has a terrific amount of growth opportunity in its digital and video platforms to complement its already impressive array of print properties.” President/Publisher Lee Folger will continue in his role and will report to Garrett.
“Baseball America is thrilled to join the Source Interlink Media family,” said Folger. “Source Interlink’s leadership in enthusiast and action sports media is a natural fit for the passionate, insider point of view approach that Baseball America brings to the baseball market. We believe we can create exciting new market opportunities in this combination.”
Baseball America is a full-service media company with in-depth coverage of every level of baseball, from high school and college to the minors all the way to the major leagues. Baseball America publishes 26 times per year and is also available as a digital edition. The company’s website, www.baseballamerica.com, features exclusive content updated daily. Baseball America also publishes several annual reference books such as its Almanac, Directory, Prospect Handbook, and Super Register.
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