Eligibility :
The MLB.com Beat the Streak Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and Washington D.C., and Canada (excluding residents of the Province of Quebec) who are of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence (and at least 18 in the U.S.) as of the date of entry with a valid e-mail address and Internet access as of April 5, 2009. Void in the Province of Quebec and where prohibited by law, rule or regulation.

Timing :
The MLB.com Beat the Streak Contest beginsĀ  at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 6, 2009 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on September 14, 2009

How to enter:
Visit www.mlb.com/fantasy and click on the banners, buttons and/or links for the Contest to access the Contest registration page, then follow the directions provided.

Prize (s):

57-Game Hitting Streak Prize

The first eligible participant, if any, to achieve at least a fifty-seven (57) game hitting streak, as determined by MLBAM in its sole discretion, will win the 57-Game Hitting Streak Prize as described below (“57-Game Hitting Streak Prize”). For the avoidance of doubt, a maximum of one (1) 57-Game Hitting Streak Prize will be awarded for the entire Contest.

Beginning as of April 6, 2009 and continuing through the completion of MLB games that start as of May 31, 2009, the 57-Game Hitting Streak Prize will be one million dollars (US$1,000,000).

If no eligible participant achieves at least a fifty-seven (57) game hitting streak as of the completion of MLB games played between April 6, 2009 and May 31, 2009, as determined by MLBAM in its sole discretion, then beginning on June 1, 2009 and each Game thereafter at 10:10 AM ET, the 57-Game Hitting Streak Prize will increase by ten thousand dollars (US$10,000) each Game Day until the earlier of (a) any eligible participant achieves a fifty-seven (57) game hitting streak, or (b) the 57-Game Hitting Streak Prize is increased to a total maximum of one million five hundred thousand dollars (US$1,500,000). For the avoidance of doubt, the 57-Game Hitting Streak Prize will not be subject to any increase if any eligible participant achieves a fifty-seven (57) game hitting streak as of the completion of the final game played on May 31, 2009 or after the 57-Game Hitting Streak Prize has increased to a total maximum of $US$1,500,000 (as applicable).

By way of example only, if the first eligible participant achieves a fifty-seven (57) game hitting streak on June 17, 2009, the eligible participant would win $1,170,000 (i.e., $1,000,000 + $10,000 multiplied by 17 Game Days following completion of the May 31st games)).

NOTE: 57-Game Hitting Streak Prize will only be awarded if an eligible participant achieves a hit streak greater than or equal to fifty-seven (57), as determined by MLBAM.

The 57-Game Hitting Streak Prize will be awarded as the winner’s choice of either a twenty (20) year annuity or as one lump sum payment representing the present value of that annuity as of March 2009. The size of the annuity and the lump sum payment will depend upon the value of the 57-Game Hitting Streak Prize on the date on which the fifty-seven (57) game hitting streak is achieved. The annuity will range from fifty thousand dollars (US$50,000) per year for twenty (20) years (equaling one million dollars (US$1,000,000)) to seventy-five thousand dollars (US$75,000) per year for twenty (20) years (equaling one million five hundred dollars (US$1,500,000)) and the lump sum payment will range from the estimated present value of one million dollars US$1,000,000 as of March 2009 of approximately six hundred sixty-six thousand eight hundred seventeen dollars and eighty-five cents(US$666,817.85) to the estimated present value of one million five hundred thousand dollars US$1,500,000 as of March 2009 of approximately one million two hundred twenty-six dollars and seventy cents (US$1,000,226.70).

Grand Prize

If no participant achieves a 57-game hitting streak or greater during the Contest Period, as determined by MLBAM, the eligible participant with the longest hitting streak greater than or equal to twenty (20) will win ten thousand dollars (US $10,000) (the “Grand Prize”).

NOTE: Grand Prize will only be awarded if (i) no eligible participant achieves at least a fifty-seven (57) game hitting streak and (ii) an eligible participant achieves a hitting streak greater than or equal to twenty (20), as determined by MLBAM.

The Grand Prize will be awarded in the form of a check as one (1) lump sum payment.

In the event two (2) or more eligible participants each achieve a fifty-seven (57) game streak on the same Game Day, tiebreakers will determine the 57-Game Hitting Streak Prize winner using the tiebreakers described below.

Example: Participant 1 achieves a fifty-seven (57) game hitting streak at 7:13 p.m. ET on July 28th, when Derek Jeter (Participant 1’s selection) singles against the Blue Jays, and Participant 2 achieves a fifty-seven (57) game hitting streak at 1:03 a.m. ET on July 29th, when Jason Giambi (Participant 2’s selection) homers against the Angels. Since both games’ start times were scheduled for July 28, 2009, tiebreakers will determine the 57-Game Hitting Streak Prize winner.

Tiebreakers for 57-Game Hitting Streak Prize or Grand Prize

In the event of a tie at any of these prize levels, tiebreakers will be used among the remaining tied participants in the following order:

1. Total number of hits during the streak of all the players the participant selected;

2. Total number of hits by the player the participant selected on the most recent Game Day of the streak, going back one Game Day at a time until the tie is broken;

3. Total bases during the streak of all the players the participant selected;

4. Total bases by the player the participant selected on the most recent Game Day of the streak, going back one Game Day at a time until the tie is broken; and

5. MLBAM will administer a timed baseball trivia quiz, testing the tied participants’ knowledge of Major League Baseball, until the tie is broken.

45-Game Hitting Streak (One more than current National League record)

Any eligible participant who achieves at least a 45-game hitting streak, as determined by MLBAM in its sole discretion, will win one (1) US$100 gift certificate to the MLB.com Shop.

35-Game Hitting Streak (One more than current MLB Rookie Record)

Any eligible participant who achieves at least a 35-game hitting streak, as determined by MLBAM in its sole discretion, will win one (1) US$50 gift certificate to the MLB.com Shop.

30-Game Hitting Streak

Any eligible participant who achieves at least a 30-game hitting streak, as determined by MLBAM in its sole discretion, will win one (1) free subscription to MLB.TV for a one-month period, beginning on the first calendar day of the month following the achievement of the 30-game streak. Example: if an eligible participant reaches 30 games on July 23, the MLB.TV subscription would run from Aug. 1-31. If an eligible participant reaches 30 games in the month of September, that participant will win one (1) free subscription to MLB.com’s 2009 Postseason MLB.TV package. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): US$19.95 each 30-Game Hitting Streak Prize. MLB.TV subscriptions are subject to blackout and other restrictions – see www.mlb.tv for complete details.

Winners List:
For winner information (available after December 1, 2009) or an additional copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: MLB.com Beat the Streak c/o Melissa Wester, MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. Specify “Rules” or “Winner List.” Requests must be received by September 30, 2009. Residents of VT and Canada may omit return postage on rules requests.

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