Found March 06, 2013 on Outside the Boxscore:

For anyone that's played sandlot baseball or little league, you probably had a pack of Big League Chew bubble gum. One of the most notable thing about the packaging was the cartoon image on the front featuring either a pitcher or the batter (seen below) That image will now be replaced since the company that currently owns the brand (Mars and Wrigley) have decided to sign a deal with PLB Sports to put two professional players on the packet. Those players are Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. The below image is a mock-up of what the Kemp packaging will look like: (Courtesy of ESPN)

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