Charles Hill hired by MLB to head Europe efforts

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NEW YORK (AP) Charles Hill has been hired by Major League Baseball International as managing director of Major League Baseball Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Hill, whose appointment was announced Tuesday, will oversee media sales, licensing, sponsorship, special events in those regions along with relationships with baseball federations and governments. He will be based in London and will report to Chris Park, MLB's senior vice president of growth, strategy and international.

The 31-year-old Hill has been a product and innovation strategist at Alphabet Inc., part of Google's Access and Energy Organization. Previously, he was a partner at the consulting firm ReD Associates.