Jacqueline Parkes resigns as MLB's chief marketing officer

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jacqueline Parkes is resigning as Major League Baseball's chief marketing officer, a job she has held since 2008.

A daughter of former New York Mets team physician Dr. James Parkes, she started at MLB in 1985 as director of advertising and promotions after working at Jim Henson Productions. She launched Jackie Robinson Day and Roberto Clemente Day promotions along with awareness events on Mother's Day for breast cancer and Father's Day for prostate cancer.

MLB said Wednesday her resignation is effective May 1 and it will not immediately seek to fill her position.