The Jamestown Jammers will be holding a luncheon featuring players and the coaching staff on Thursday, June 12th at the Jamestown Train Station. Players and coaches will be immersed throughout the event, providing Jammers fans with the opportunity to interact, eat lunch with the team, and celebrate the start of yet another season here in Jamestown.
Doors will open at 11:30am and the event is expected to last until around 1pm. A train with the players and coaching staff will be arriving at the station around 12:05pm. Tickets for the event will be $12 and must be purchased in advance by calling the Jammers front office at (716)-664-0915.
The Jammers coaching staff this year features a vast amount of Major League Baseball playing experience. Brian Esposito will serve as Manager, Orlando Merced as Hitting Coach, Mark DiFelice as Pitching Coach, Dominic Cappozzo as Athletic Trainer, and Anthony Norman as Player Coach.
Esposito began his career in the New York-Penn League with the Lowell Spinners in 2000, and made appearances for the St. Louis Cardinals (2007), and the Houston Astros (2010). Over the course of 1391 games, Orlando Merced batted .277, with 103 home runs, while splitting time between Right Field and First Base. DiFelice played parts of three seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, before finishing up his Major League career in 2011. Dominic Cappozzo and Anthony Norman are returning members from the Jammers 2013 staff, and were both integral parts in the Jammers 2013 playoff run.
"The Jamestown Jammers look forward to giving avid Jammers fans the chance to meet and interact with this year's distinguished coaching staff and players. We are also pleased to have this luncheon take place at the train station, which is a historic location in downtown Jamestown," said Jammers General Manager Matt Drayer.
The Jamestown Jammers are a Class-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. They are owned and operated by a local Buffalo company, Rich Products Corporation, which also owns the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals, and the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.