The New York – Penn League season begins next week, with the Staten Island Yankees hosting the Brooklyn Cyclones at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 13th.
The Staten Island Yankees have a much more ambitious promotional schedule in 2014 than they have in recent years. Among the highlights: a live performance by pop singer Tiffany on a 1980s themed night on Thursday, June 19th, an “Everyday Heroes” jersey giveaway series, and a variety of specialty food nights.
Not to be outdone, the Brooklyn Cyclones have several jersey and bobblehead giveaways, as well as a number of All-Star themed promotions. (Brooklyn will host the New York – Penn League All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 19th.)
However, one of the Cyclones’ more unique promotional efforts isn’t tied to a specific game. Instead, fans are invited to create their own virtual baseball card at www.brooklyncyclonesbaseballcard.com and encourage their friends and acquaintances to share those “cards” via various social media channels. The most-shared virtual baseball card will be included in this year’s real Brooklyn Cyclones baseball card team set. (For more information, see the Brooklyn Cyclones’ website.)
I hope to get out to see each team at least once (and for the Staten Island Yankees, I’d sure like for it to be on 1980s night.)
I’m not going to this presentation, but it seems like it would be interesting.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNION COUNTY COLLEGE PROFESSOR TO PRESENT THE HISTORY OF BLACK BASEBALL IN STATEN ISLAND ON JUNE 12
CRANFORD – Union County College Senior Professor of History, Dr. Lawrence Hogan, will be leading a talk at the opening of an exhibit about the history of Black Baseball at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island, New York. The exhibit was originally created for the opening of the new Yankee Stadium.
On July 5th, 1930, at America’s most historic sports venue, the first Negro League baseball game was played in “the house that Ruth built,” ushering in a new era in American professional sports. From that day until the early 1960s, Yankee Stadium hosted the greats of Negro League baseball, with the NY Black Yankees of the Negro National League using the stadium as their home field. Three Staten Island residents, Sonny Logan, Julie Bowers and Glemby Mosley played for the Black Yankees. Staten Island also hosted Negro League games.