Sunday, March 09, 2008

Coming Attractions!

Kids! Be sure to look in the April 4th edition of the Harrisburg Patriot for this year’s special Newspaper in Education feature on baseball and the Harrisburg Senators. It will be an insert in the paper that day and include interesting articles, tricky puzzles, pictures, important statistics and Senators schedule. Don’t miss this great annual feature. Let’s play two!!

Parents! Be sure to consider attending – and bringing your children – to the Harrisburg Giant banquet on April 26th at 1 p.m. at the 20/20 Club at 2020 State Street in Harrisburg, PA. Tickets are only $25. The guest speaker will be Al Burrows of the New York Black Yankees. All surviving members of the Harrisburg Giants will be in attendance including Zeke Jones, Peter Dickey and Bobby Pae. I will give a brief talk on Rap Dixon and display some memorabilia. Call Willie Fordham (545 7565) or Jim Weedon (233 3950) for tickets.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Back to .500

March 1, 2008
West End Grounds
Harrisburg, PA
CAG 001 000 101 00 - 3 LP - Marshall
HBG 200 000 100 01 - 4 WP - Ryan
HR - Poles (2)

Spottswood Poles, two out, inside the park home run in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the homestanding Giants a tough, hardfought win at the uptown grounds. Jimmy Lyons gambled and failed to make the shoestring grab; the ball rolled to the wall while the speedy Poles rounded the diamond.

March 2 [doubleheader]
Rossmere Base Ball Park
Lancaster, PA
CAG 200 000 000 004 - 6 WP - Marshall
HBG 010 100 000 000 - 2 LP - S. Cooper
HR - Lyons, Torriente

Jimmy Lyons who gambled and failed to catch Poles game winner yesterday; returned the favor in Lancaster with his own inside the park game winner. Cristobal Torriente added a second two run shot of the 12th to put the game out of reach.

CAG 002 110 000 - 4 WP - Williams S - D.Brown
HBG 100 000 000 - 1 LP - Henry
HR - none

The American swept the doubleheader behind stellar pitching from starter Tom Williams and Dave Brown out of the bullpen.