Baseball America to Provide Content to Fanlink Web Site
As pitchers and catchers prepare to report to spring training
in Florida and Arizona,
FanLink Enterprises, which bills itself as "The Home of
Minor League Baseball on the Internet," is preparing for the
upcoming season as well. And this year, FanLink brings a
bonafide heavy-hitter to the plate as Baseball America, the
nations' leading all-baseball newspaper, begins to provide
online content. Baseball America will publish a selection of
articles from each of their bi-weekly issues during the 1997
season, with significant emphasis on the minor leagues.
Founded in October of 1995, FanLink is the only internet consulting firm in the United States specializing in minor league baseball.
By the end of the 1996 regular season, FanLink was hosting 35 teams from across North America. Coverage included teams from the Pacific Coast League, the American Association, the Texas League, the Eastern League, the California League, the New York-Penn League, the independent Texas Louisiana League and the Hawaii Winter Baseball League. Additionally, user interest was quite high, with over 1,700,000 baseball fans accessing the site.
On FanLink, users can explore teams and leagues through various indices, and can read up on teams who subscribe to the FanLink service. FanLink offers two team formats: "The FanLink Site" which is a comprehensive, turn-key web site, and "The FanLink Page," a condensed version of the full site which links through to an existing site created by third-party content providers.
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