Major League Baseball
Players Star In Tobacco Control Ad
Five major league baseball players will star in a public service broadcast
to draw attention to World No Tobacco Day on May 31st.
The public service
broadcast will be aired in baseball stadiums during the Memorial Day weekend
and throughout the baseball season.
"These ballplayers can do much to reach
our nation's youth and convince them of the dangers of tobacco use," said
baseball announcer and former major league all-star Tim McCarver, speaking
at a press conference to launch the campaign.
"May 31, World No Tobacco
Day, could be the day YOU quit. Wouldn't it be great to spend the baseball
season tobacco free?" says New York Yankee outfielder Paul O'Neill in one of
In addition to O'Neil, Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar
Garciaparra, New York Mets third baseman Robin Ventura, Travis Lee of the
Arizona Diamondbacks and Eric Karros of the Los Angeles Dodgers will also
star in the public service broadcast.
Edith Lederer, "Baseball Players In Anti-Smoking Ad," ASSOCIATED
PRESS, May 25, 1999.
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