The Pawtucket Red Sox and the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce cordially invite all PawSox fans to the Annual Pawtucket Red Sox "Welcome Home" Luncheon that will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at 12:00 Noon at the Providence Marriott (One Orms St. in Providence).
The 2013 PawSox team will be in attendance just one day before they open the season at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on April 4.
The following Chambers and their members have also agreed to participate in the "Welcome Home" Luncheon: Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Central RI Chamber, Greater Cranston Chamber, East Bay Chamber, East Greenwich Chamber, East Providence Chamber, North Central Chamber, North Kingstown Chamber, Southern RI Chamber, and Westerly Chamber.
John Tudor, who had an outstanding 12-year major league pitching career, will be the featured guest speaker as he will chat with former Red Sox catcher Bob Montgomery. Tudor, who was raised in Peabody, MA and resides in Middleton, MA, was drafted by the Red Sox in 1976. He pitched for the PawSox for parts of four seasons (1977-80) and in 1980 teamed with fellow lefties Bruce Hurst and Bobby Ojeda to form one of the best young pitching staffs in minor league baseball.
Tudor made his Major League debut with the Boston Red Sox in August of 1979. He was eventually traded to St. Louis and turned in a spectacular 1985 season posting 21 wins, a 1.93 ERA, and 10 complete game shutouts in leading the Cardinals to the World Series. He won a World Series ring with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988. Overall during his Major League career he went 117-72 with a fine 3.12 ERA.
Tickets are $40 per person and can be obtained by calling the Northern Rhode Island Chamber's Registration Hotline at (401) 334-1000 or by registering on-line at www.NRIchamber.com. Fans can also purchase tickets through one of the other participating Chambers by visiting their respective websites.
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