Former MLB All-Star Cliff Floyd today was crowned Snapple’s “Flip for Flavor” champion in the first-ever Snapple All-Star Bottle Flip Challenge at GEICO All-Star FanFest. Snapple – the Official Tea and Juice Drink of Major League Baseball – added its own playful pop of fruit flavor to the worldwide bottle-flipping craze by pitting Floyd against Baseball Hall of Famer and 19-time MLB All-Star Cal Ripken Jr. in a fast-paced competition to determine the most accurate flipper. Floyd accurately hit all four fruit bases on the baseball field-inspired game board and was presented with a custom designed Peach Tea Snapple bottle trophy.
As part of the multi-year partnership between Snapple and MLB that began with the 2018 season, Snapple is provided with marketing and activation rights across MLB special events including Spring Training, All-Star Week, the Postseason and World Series, as well as other key moments during the season. Snapple is the title sponsor of the Field of Dreams at FanFest where fans of all ages can sample various teas and juice drinks.
During a distinguished 17-year career, Floyd hit 233 home runs as an outfielder and first baseman. He was named an All-Star in 2001 with the Florida Marlins. Currently an analyst on MLB Network and SiriusXM, Floyd was a part of four Postseason teams, including the 1997 World Series champion Marlins.
A 19-time All-Star, two-time American League MVP and 1983 World Series champion, Ripken will be remembered as baseball’s “Iron Man” for the 2,632 consecutive games he played for the Orioles. He compiled 3,184 hits, 431 home runs, and 1,695 runs batted in during his 21-year career, and won two Gold Glove Awards for his defense. The shortstop and third baseman, who is currently president of Ripken Baseball, Inc., entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2007.