Baseball Legends to Participate in Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game

PURCHASE, N.Y., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — For the second year, Pepsi MAX will host the largest gathering of MLB legends at the 2013 Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game. This year’s game will take place in Rochester, NY on Saturday, May 18 at Frontier Field, featuring an AL vs. NL match-up with MLB legends and the consumer winners from the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams promotion.

The MLB greats taking the field representing the American League include: Wade Boggs , Rickey Henderson , Reggie Jackson , Pedro Martinez and Frank Thomas ; while the National League team will include: Johnny Bench , Trevor Hoffman ,Fred McGriff , Mike Schmidt and Ozzie Smith .

Last year, Rochester, N.Y. resident Johnny Perotti and Washington, D.C. resident Stephen Katchmark were selected as the consumer winners in the second year of the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams promotion and now have the chance to play a baseball game with some of their all-time favorite players. During the hometown voting competition, Perotti edged out Katchmark to bring the game to Rochester. As the home team, Perotti and five of his friends will join the AL MLB legends to take on Katchmark, his five friends and the NL MLB legends.

“I’ve been preparing for the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game,” said Frank Thomas , Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams American League team member. “The guys on the AL and NL rosters are some of the greatest players of all time, and I am excited to take the field with Johnny, his friends and the other AL legends.”

In 2012, Pepsi MAX created a real-life “Field of Dreams” at Huntington Park in Columbus, OH for the inaugural Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game and will transform Frontier Field for this year’s event.

“Pepsi MAX is excited to bring to life our vision for the Pepsi MAX Field of Dreams Game in Rochester, N.Y.,” said Heidi Sandreuter , Senior Director, Pepsi Sports Marketing.  “We have been planning this for several months and look forward to creating an unforgettable day for Johnny, Stephen, the fans, and the community.”

Tickets for the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game go on sale Saturday, April 13. For details on how to purchase tickets, visitwww.mlb.com/pepsimax. All tickets are General Admission.

“We are honored that Pepsi MAX chose Frontier Field for the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game,” said Rochester Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason . “This is exciting event for the entire city of Rochester, and we are working closely with Pepsi MAX to make it a memorable experience for everyone in attendance.”

For all details on the Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dream Game, go to www.mlb.com/pepsimax.

About Pepsi MAX
Pepsi MAX, with its zero calories and maximum Pepsi taste, is one of PepsiCo’s billion-dollar global brands and is part of Pepsi Americas Beverages.  To learn more about Pepsi MAX, visit Pepsi Max on Facebook at: www.PepsiMAX.com/facebook or on Twitter at: @PepsiMAX.

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales.  Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world.  PepsiCo’s people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo.  We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo’s promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate.  For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.