Legends of Baseball Vintage Showdown04/18/2011 12:27 PM ET
FRISCO, TX - The Frisco RoughRiders today announced that they have teamed up with the GET IN THE BOX Foundation to host the Legends of Baseball Vintage Showdown at Dr Pepper Ballpark on April 30th at 1:30 p.m.
Former big leaguers will play a vintage baseball game with equipment and rules similar to what was used more than a century ago.
Notable participants include pitchers Rollie Fingers and Lee Smith, outfielders Dante Bichette and Bernie Williams, catcher Jim Sundberg and first baseman Jack Clark.
Gates open at noon for batting practice and pre-game ceremonies in advance of first pitch at 1:30.
General admission tickets are $15 with children under 2 years of age free. Tickets are available on ridersbaseball.com or getinthebox.org. All proceeds will go to help youth charities in the area.
About GET IN THE BOX Foundation
GET IN THE BOX Foundation's mission is to provide funding for improvement to the physical and mental well-being of American youth. The vision is to strategically align the Foundation with organizations, facilities, and other interested parties to help create awareness AND a sense of urgency to improve the lifestyle of our youth. Join hands with us - a coalition of professional athletes, executives and professors who are saying "ENOUGH!" It's time to dig in, get in the batter's box, and take responsibility for the health of our children!
About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The club has finished first out of all 30 Double-A Baseball teams in attendance in each season from 2005 - 2010 and was awarded 2010 Texas League Organization of the Year. The RoughRiders are also owned by Mandalay Sports Entertainment, winners of the "Baseball Organization of the Year" in 2008 by Ballpark Digest. For more information on Mandalay Baseball Properties, the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, contact Aaron Goldsmith at (972) 334-1976 or via email at AGoldsmith@RidersBaseball.com.