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The 399 Classic
03/10/2010 4:49 PM ET
The Sporting News recently rated Auburn the 399th best sports city out of 399 cities. Help the Doubledays raise that ranking! Enter our essay contest or attend The 399 Classic from July 14-16.

Submit your essay to the Doubledays (in 500 words or less) on why you feel Auburn should be rated higher on the list. Mail your entry to 399 Essay Contest, 130 N. Division St., Auburn, NY 13021 or e-mail it to The winner will receive a general admission season ticket and on field recognition during The 399 Classic.

The Doubledays will face of against Tri City (representing Troy, NY which was rated #398 on the same list) in a three game series from July 14 - 16 which the Doubledays have dubbed The 399 Classic!

Events surrounding The 399 Classic include a special reward to the 399th fan through the gates every night, a surprise giveaway of the 399th best possible giveaway item and a contest to win a "Mad About You:Season 4" DVD set (399th on's most popular DVD list).

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