AUSTIN, Texas– December 2, 2008 - Challenge Online GamesTM, Inc. (Challenge Games), announces the launch of the new Baseball Boss Spire Legends series with celebrated players from historic Yankee and Mets teams. The 2008 MLB season was the last where games could be played in the old Yankee and Shea stadiums. Baseball Boss introduces the Spire Legends Card Series to commemorate these historic stadiums.
Baseball Boss is the first free online game to bring together the nostalgia of baseball card collecting with the excitement of fantasy sports. Additionally, Baseball Boss holds a licensing agreement with MLB, so the game's virtual baseball cards include real MLB players, real MLB teams, statistics and photos.
“We're excited to introduce a new series of Spire cards for Baseball Boss players,” says Baseball Boss Game Lead and Challenge Games Head of Marketing Jeff Petry.“We're also excited about these sets because we built these rosters based on advice from notable Yankee and Mets bloggers.”
Game developers at Baseball Boss worked with some of the most prominent Yankee and Mets sports bloggers to select the greatest players from sports history. Famous bloggers weighed in on which players should join the all time Yankee and Mets teams. Baseball Boss developers then ranked and tiered each player based on each player’s best 3-year record. The results are the Spire Legends Yankee mini-set and the Spire Legends Mets mini-set.
The Spire Legends Yankee Team: Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra, Lou Gehrig, Don Mattingly, Tony Lazzeri, Joe Gordon, Alex Rodriguez, Graig Nettles, Derek Jeter, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Bernie Williams, Reggie Jackson, Babe Ruth, Charlie Keller, Spud Chandler, Lefty Gomez, Allie Reynolds, Ron Guidry, Whitey Ford, Mariano Rivera, Rich Gossage, Sparky Lyle, Dave Righetti, Joe Page.
The Spire Legends Mets Team: Mike Piazza, Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, John Olerud, Edgardo Alfonzo, David Wright, Howard Johnson, Jose Reyes, Dave Magadan, Kevin Elster, Carlos Beltra, Darryl Strawberry, Tommie Agee, Cleon Jones, Dwight Gooden, Tom Seaver, Al Leiter, Nolan Ryan, Jerry Koosman, Armando Benitez, Tug McGraw, Jesse Orosco, Randy Myers, Roger McDowell, John Franco.
The Yankees and Mets bloggers who helped select these teams: Bronx Banter - http://www.bronxbanterblog.com, Was Watching - http://waswatching.com, Respect Jeter's Gangster - http://respectjetersgangster.blogspot.com, Yanksblog - http://www.yanksblog.com, SF - http://yanksfansoxfan.typepad.com/ysfs, Pinstripes, PA - http://pinstripespa.blogspot.com, Always Amazin' - http://blog.nj.com/mets, Mets Prospect Hub - http://metsprospecthub.blogspot.com/index.html, Faith&Fear in Flushing - http://faithandfear.blogharbor.com, Mets Merized Online - http://metsmerizedonline.com
Baseball Boss can be played for free at www.baseballboss.com. Baseball Boss allows gamers to collect and trade virtual baseball cards and assemble them into fantasy teams that can then be used to challenge other player-created or historical teams to games. Winners earn points, which can be used to purchase additional packs of player cards.
About Challenge Online Games, Inc.
Challenge Online Games (Challenge Games) creates online games that are fun and easy to play whether you're a serious or casual gamer. The company was founded by veteran entrepreneur and gamer, Andrew Busey, author of Secrets of the MUD Wizards and creator of one of thefirst instant messaging applications. Challenge Games currently offers Warstorm, Duels and Baseball Boss - multiplayer web-based games that combine the best of the collectible card games (CCGs) and traditional role-playing games with the convenience of the short-form gaming experience. The company also holds a multi-year licensing agreement with MLB Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball. Challenge Games is based in Austin, Texas and is privately held with funding from Sequoia Capital and Globespan Capital Partners. To play Baseball Boss, visit www.baseballboss.com. To play Duels, visit www.duels.com or http://apps.facebook.com/duelsfb. To play Warstorm, visit www.warstorm.com. For more information on Challenge Games, visit www.challengegames.com.
Challenge Games, Warstorm, Duels and Baseball Boss are trademarks of Challenge Online Games, Inc. All other names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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