The Jamestown Jammers have announced that they will be hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates Winter Caravan on Dec.13 at the Jamestown Community College student union.
The Pirates will be holding a player meet-and-greet, autograph session and speaker program from 6:30-8 p.m.
The Caravan is scheduled to include Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, former Jammer Gaby Sanchez, Josh Harrison, the Pirate Parrott mascot, broadcaster Tim Neverett and members of the Pirates front office staff.
Gaby Sanchez will be one of the players who will take part in the Pittsburgh Pirates Winter Caravan when it visits Jamestown on Dec. 13. Sanchez is seen above after he received The Post-Journal’s Most Valuable Player award when he was a member of the 2005 Jamestown Jammers of the New York-Penn League. He led the NY-P League and Jammers in batting with a .355 average. He also led the team in hits with 83 and RBIs with 42. Earlier that season Sanchez was named the MVP of the first-ever NY-P League All-Star Game.
P-J photo by Jim Riggs
Attendees for this event are tentative and subject to change.
The Jammers, now the Pirates' affiliate in the New York-Penn League, will be selling only 200 tickets for the event and they are $5 each. All proceeds will benefit the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation.
"I am very excited for the Pirates to bring their caravan to Jamestown,'' Jammers general manager Matt Drayer said. ''This is a great opportunity to showcase major league ballplayers for our community. The Jammers are delighted to partner with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Jamestown Community College and the DJDC for such a fantastic occasion. Also, the Jammers are looking forward to presenting Jamestown and Chautauqua County for all the Pirates visitors."
Jammers season tickets are also now on sale featuring a holiday discount.
For more information, call the Jammers office at 664-0915 or online at www.jamestownjammers.com.