Fairfield-native Samantha Sirico has been named one of 50 finalists for Major League Baseball's 2012 "MLB Fan Cave" competition.

The 50 men and women include fans from across the U.S. and Canada and represent a wide range of backgrounds and occupations, including recent college graduates, journalists, bloggers, actors, musicians, a self-described "unemployed comedian," a celebrity hairstylist, a made-up superhero and a professional wrestler.

The contest, which received over 22,000 video applicants through MLB.com, will reward it's winner with a season-long stay in a 15,000 square foot penthouse in New York's Greenwich Village, in the same location that formerly housed Tower Records.

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The winner of Major League Baseball's "Dream Job" will watch all 2,430 regular season games plus every Postseason game, while chronicling their experiences and sharing their viewpoints on baseball and pop culture through Facebook, Twitter and MLBFanCave.com while also making regular appearances on MLB Network.

Fans can vote for the remaining 50 contestants from now until Wednesday, February 22 at mlbfancave.com. Major League Baseball will select 30 finalists based on fan voting, quality of the original submissions, and the ability of the contestants to generate buzz and interest in their campaigns.

The 30 finalists will earn a trip to Spring Training in Arizona at the end of February, where they will compete in a variety of challenges to determine the final group of contestants.