Media Alert: Pudge, Smoltz, Hoffman & Mulder on Conference Call Tuesday, June 20, at 1:00 PM to Talk HOF, American Century Golf

Conference Call for Media Members only!
MEDIA ALERT! Conference Call Tues., June 20, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT
Pudge induction July 30th, Hoffman hopeful for 2018, Mulder seeks 3-peat and Smoltz looks to contend at Celeb Golf Tourney in Tahoe, July 14-16
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Braves HOFer John Smoltz will be among participants


IVAN “PUDGE” RODRIGUEZ, soon-to-be Hall of Famer and former Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Washington Nationals Star catcher will discuss his July 30th induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and his fourth entry in the American Century Championship. The first-ballot Hall of Famer will reflect on his standout career and anticipation of Cooperstown. He is also looking to improve on his best ever 56th place finish in 2015. The Harrah’s and Harveys Race & Sports Book has Rodriguez’s odds set at 500/1.


Pudge busy July: American Century golf, HOF enshrinement

TREVOR HOFFMAN, is the former All-Star pitcher who earned his stripes with the San Diego Padres. He also played for the Milwaukee Brewers and began his career with the Florida Marlins before signing with the Padres during the 1993 season. The seven-time All-Star stayed with San Diego as a relief pitcher until 2008. On August 21, 2011, the Padres retired Hoffman’s number, 51. The seven-time All-Star came up just shy of the votes needed to be elected to the hall of fame this past year and is hopeful for the 2018 ballot. He is looking to improve on his best ever 45th place finish in 2013. Harrah’s and Harveys Race & Sports Book has Hoffman’s odds set at 300/1.
JOHN SMOLTZ, Hall of Famer, an eight-time All-Star and Cy Young Award winner, is best known for his prolific 20-year pitching career with the Atlanta Braves. Elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2015, Smoltz is the only pitcher in history to top both 200 wins and 150 saves. Smoltz is an annual contender in the American Century Championship with a best ever second place finish in 2010. He will discuss his prospects to win the tournament and those of two-time defending champ Mark Mulder and the return of top tier threat Tony Romo.
MARK MULDER, the former star pitcher for the Oakland A’s and California Angels is seeking an unprecedented third straight title in celebrity golf’s premier event. Mulder edged former tennis star Mardy Fish last year and topped fellow MLB Cy Young Award winner Eric Gagne in 2015. He has finished in the Top 10 each of the past five years. Now a TV game analyst for the A’s, Mulder also won the Diamond Resorts Invitational celebrity tournament in January. Mulders odds are set at 3-1 along with co-favorite Tony Romo, who is back in the Lake Tahoe Tourney for the first time in five years.
WHAT: American Century Championship Media Conference Call
WHEN: Tuesday, June 20, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT
HOW: Dial 866-215-0058 and ask the live operator for the American Century Championship Conference Call.
TOURNEY DETAIL: The 54-hole tournament, now in its 28th year, is televised nationally by NBC and NBCSN, featuring a celebrity field of 90-plus sports and entertainment stars competing for $600,000 in prize money. The event, which has raised over $4 million for charity, has been held at picturesque Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course since its inception in 1990. Other prominent names at Lake Tahoe include Justin Timberlake, Steph Curry, Aaron Rodgers, John Elway, Travis Kelce, Steve Young, Emmitt Smith, Carson Palmer, Alex Smith, Marshall Faulk, Brian Kelly, Marvin Lewis, Roger Clemens, Jerry Rice, Charles Woodson, Larry the Cable Guy, Alfonso Ribeiro, Blair O’Neal and Paige Spiranac. (
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About American Century Investments
Tournament title sponsor American Century Investments is a leading global asset management firm focused on delivering superior investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, American Century Investments’ 1,300 employees serve investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors from offices in New York; London; Hong Kong; Mountain View, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang and David MacEwen serve as co-chief investment officers. Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40 percent of its profits to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute, which is the official charity of the American Century Championship, owns more than 40 percent of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments of nearly $1.3 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated the “America’s Best Lake” by USA TODAY readers (2012), Tahoe South combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. Tahoe’s timeless splendor and an emerging economic diversity continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Tahoe South, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto

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