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'Mike Lowell Spinners' for a day
07/17/2006 7:08 PM ET
The Lowell Spinners, Class A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, announced at Fenway Park on Monday that they will officially change their team name to the "Mike Lowell Spinners" for an upcoming home game against Vermont on Friday, July 28.

The entire Spinners roster will be outfitted with special "Mike Lowell Spinners" jerseys that read "Mike Lowell" across the front. The jerseys will then be auctioned off during the game to benefit Lowell Spinners charities. The jerseys will also feature a "Mike Lowell Night" patch with the date of Friday, July 28.

"When the Red Sox traded for Josh Beckett, we were more excited about Mike Lowell coming to Boston. We knew we had to do something, and we thought this was the biggest honor we could give to somebody with the last name 'Lowell'," said Lowell Spinners General Manager Tim Bawmann. "We would also like to thank Mike Lowell, John Blake, and the entire Red Sox organization for the tremendous support they have given us with this promotion."

Mike Lowell will not be in attendance as the Red Sox are home that night against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. However, updates of Mike Lowell's performance will be featured during the Spinners game on LeLacheur Park's Pepsi VideoBoard, along with pre-recorded Mike Lowell footage.

In honor of Mike Lowell, who currently leads the American League with 33 doubles, the Lowell Spinners will donate $50 to the Winter Warmth Project for each double a Spinners batter hits and each double Mike Lowell hits at Fenway during Mike Lowell Night, and special Mike Lowell double-cheeseburgers will be on sale at the Spinners concessions stands for the evening.

For more information please contact Jon Shestakofsky at 978-805-5117 or via email at

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