Rollie Fingers Headlines 2007 Mallards & MLB Alumni Game!
After debuting to a packed house of over 6,300 fans last year, the Mallards are proud to announce the MLB/Mallards Alumni Game presented by NSI & West Bend Mutual is returning to the “Duck Pond” on Friday, August 3 (moving from 7/26). The exhibition game will feature 10 former Major Leaguers and 20 former Mallards from the team’s first six years.
Highlighting the big league squad will be former Milwaukee Brewer relief pitcher Rollie Fingers. Best known for his handlebar moustache and as a dominant closer, Fingers played for the Brewers from 1981 to ‘85 and won both the American League MVP and Cy Young Award in his first year with the franchise. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.
Also making appearances will be Dave Kingman, Bill Lee, and Vida Blue. Kingman provided one of the biggest highlights of last year’s game when he blasted a 310-foot shot into the left field corner only to be held to a very long single.
In the end, Steve Schmitt’s Mallards Alumni All-Stars, prevailed 6-5.
There will be opportunities to meet and greet and receive autographs from all participants before and after the game.
On Thursday, April 26, the Madison Mallards will be giving fans and the media a preview to the 2007 season with the Mallards First Pitch. The event will be held at the Great Dane Brew Pub downtown location starting at 1:00 p.m. Mallards Head Coach C.J. Thieleke and P.A. Announcer Aaron Sims will speak about the 2007 roster accompanied by a slideshow. General Manager Vern Stenman will follow with a presentation about improvements to the ballpark along with insight about the completed promotional schedule. A fan question and answer session will follow. Admission is free to the public and appetizers, ballpark food, soda, and beer will be provided. Merchandise will also be available for purchase.
The Mallards season starts Thursday May 31 at the Duck Pond. Group tickets are on sale now and single-game tickets go on sale April 28th. Call 246-4277 or log onto Mallardsbaseball.com for more information.