ANN ARBOR, Mich.
April 9, 2013
The calendar might say otherwise, but everyone knows the crack of the bat on Major League Baseball Opening Day is the real first sign of spring.
This year, that could mean free pizza from Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery.
, subscribers of MLB Advanced Media's MLB.TV product, the Internet's longest running and most prolific live video subscription offering, will have a chance to receive free pizza following each of the first two no-hitters of the 2013 Major League Baseball season.
"The no-hitter is one of the greatest achievements in sports," said
, Domino's Pizza spokesperson. "Domino's is thrilled to reward baseball fans with free pizza the day after each of the first two no-hitters of the 2013 season."
Beginning on Opening Day, the first 10,000 MLB.TV subscribers who visit MLB.com/dominos the next business day after a no-hitter is thrown and log in will receive a free, two-topping medium Handmade Pan Pizza (carryout only) when they order online from Dominos.com. The
offer is available for five consecutive days starting at
12:00 p.m. (PDT)
the next business day following the no-hitter or until 10,000 codes are given away. The promotion is valid after each of the first two no-hitters of the 2013 season.
Since 1901 there have been 231 no-hitters thrown (just more than two per season), making it historically likely there will be a pair this season. September has seen the most activity, with 52 hitless games during the month, while Saturday has been the most popular day of the week (45) for a pitcher to hurl a no-hitter. In 2012, a record-tying seven were thrown, but in 2011 only one pitcher completed a hitless performance.