UPCOMING BASEBALL ACTIVITIES - JANUARY, 2009

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Date/Time Event Location
Tuesday, January 6
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

North American Women's Baseball League Fundraiser
Join members of the NAWBL for a fundraising night. Meet the players, learn about the women's baseball scene in New England, and sign up for the 2009 season.
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Kelly's Roast Beef
506 Broadway (Rt 1 South)
Saugus, MA
Thursday, January 8
6:00 p.m. cocktails
7:00 p.m. dinner

Boston Baseball Writers Award Dinner
Award winners announced include:

  • Jackie Jensen Award - Kevin Youkilis
  • Red Sox Most Valuable Player - Dustin Pedroia
  • Red Sox Pitcher of the Year - Jon Lester
  • Fireman of the Year - Jonathan Papelbon
  • Red Sox Unsung Hero Award - Jason McLeod, Director of Amateur Scouting
  • Red Sox Rookie of the Year - Jacoby Ellsbury
  • Good Guy Award - Sean Casey
  • Red Sox Minor League Player of the Year - Jeff Bailey
  • Executive of the Year - Andrew Friedman, GM, Tampa Bay Rays
  • Manager of the Year - Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays

There will be an autograph session for kids ages 16 and under.
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Westin Waterfront Hotel
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA
Friday, January 9
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Red Sox Stars of Tomorrow
Meet Red Sox stars of tomorrow. Get autographs for 13 upcoming stars for a $20 charitable donation to the Red Sox Foundation.

On hand will be: Kris Johnson, Daniel Bard, Lars Anderson, Felix Doubront, Dewon Day, Wes Littleton, Richie Lentz, Josh Reddick, Adam Mills, Argenis Diaz, Mark Wagner, Dustin Richardson and Zach Daeges.
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Red Sox Team Store
19 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA
Friday, January 9
5:30 p.m.
Portland Sea Dogs Hot Stove Dinner
Justin Masterson is the guest of honor. There will be a dinner and Silent Auction to Benefit the Maine Children's Cancer Program and the Strike Out Cancer in Kids Program. Other guests include Mike Hazen the Red Sox Director of Player Development, Stump Merrill former New York Yankees Manager and Maine native, Sea Dogs Manager Arnie Beyeler, and Red Sox Minor League players. Everyone who attends will receive a signed 8 X 10 photo of Justin Masterson.
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Wyndham Hotel
363 Maine Mall Road South Portland, ME
Saturday, January 10
11:00 a.m.
Story Time with Johnny Pesky
Johnny Pesky will tell stories from his days with the Red Sox and conduct Q&A. The event will raise money for the C2 Mission, benefiting children and families affected by Cerebral Palsy and Cystic Fibrosis. Attendees receive an 8x10 picture of Johnny Pesky, a chance to meet him and get an autograph and picture with him. Tickets are $20.
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The SkyBox Restaurant
553 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA
Saturday, January 10
11:30 a.m.

New Stars for Young Stars
Presented by the Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston, this Boston Red Sox autograph-signing event provides a unique and memorable opportunity to meet and greet some of the newer Red Sox players, as well as many of the up-and-coming minor league players from the Red Sox organization:

  • Justin Masterson
  • Michael Bowden
  • Chris Carter — Red Sox outfielder
  • Lars Anderson — 2008 Red Sox Minor League Player of the Year
  • Daniel Bard — 2008 Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year
  • George Kottaras — Red Sox catcher
  • Josh Reddick — SoxProspects.com #3 ranked prospect
  • Jason Place — Red Sox 2006 first round draft pick
  • Richie Lentz — SoxProspects.com All Star

While guests are not allowed autographs, they are welcome to enjoy the bowling contests, silent auction, and sports memorabilia sales. MVP and Fan packages do allow for autographs and other treats.
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Jillian's
145 Ipswich Street
Boston, MA

Saturday, January 10
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Hot Stove Cool Music — Round Table
The Hot Stove Cool Music Sports Roundtable featuring Peter Gammons, Theo Epstein & Mike O'Malley with other special guests. Baseball and Charity team up for the Foundation To Be Named Later's signature fundraiser.

$100 per ticket includes light refreshments.
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Fenway Park
State Street Pavilion
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA
Saturday, January 10
7:00 p.m.

Hot Stove Cool Music — Music Concert
The Hot Stove Cool Music Concert at The Paradise for one night only with Peter Gammons and special guests to be announced later. Baseball and Charity team up for the Foundation To Be Named Later's signature fundraiser.

Only $40 per ticket.
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Paradise Rock Club
967 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA
Saturday, January 10
7:00 p.m.

Irish Baseball Movie Night
Help bring baseball history to Ireland while watching Irish film. The Essex Base Ball Club will be showing the movie The Emerald Diamond, a 90-minute documentary about the Irish National Baseball Team.

The Essex Base Ball Organization is a nonprofit vintage base ball organization that travels the east coast playing baseball as it was played in the 19th century. They also hold demonstrations, kid's clinics and lectures on the history and evolution of the game of baseball. The event will help raise funds to send a group of players to Ireland to play against local teams and set up kids clinics and lectures on the history of the game.

The Baseball Tavern
1270 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
Monday, January 12
5:30 p.m.

Lowell Spinners Alumni Dinner
This year's Alumni Dinner will feature Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie as the Guest of honor. There will be an autograph session with Alumni Award Winner Dick Berardino and also Jed Lowrie. Other invited guests include former Spinners stars Jeff Farrell and Jason Twomley, as well as New England baseball legends Bob Tewksbury and Walt Hriniak.

There will also be a silent auction. The event will benefit the Joann Weber Charitable Fund. Joann was the co-owner of the Lowell Spinners who in 2006 lost her courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

A limited number of tickets are available by calling the Spinners at (978) 459-1702, or by purchasing them at the Lowell Spinners souvenir store.

Doubletree Hotel
50 Warren Street
Lowell, MA
Saturday, January 17
11:00 a.m.

PawSox Hot Stove League Party
PawSox manager Ron Johnson will give fans a preview of what the 2009 club will look like. Several PawSox players and top Red Sox prospects like 1B Lars Anderson, OF Zach Daegos, catcher Mark Wagner, RHP Kris Johnson, RHP Dewon Day and reliever Daniel Bard are expected to be in attendance for photos and autographs.

Food and drink will be served. Please enter through the entry tower in left field. The party will be held in the hallowed confined of the McCoy Clubhouse and batting tunnels. No RSVP is required. Bring family and friends.

McCoy Stadium
1 Columbus Avenue Pawtucket, RI
Saturday, January 24
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Baseball Author's Book Signing
Local baseball writers will be appearing at The Rabbit Hole for a book signing:

The Rabbit Hole
805 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA
Saturday, January 24
5:30 p.m.
Holy Cross Baseball Leadoff Dinner
The fifth annual Holy Cross Baseball Leadoff Dinner will include a silent auction of sports memorabilia, a social hour at 5:30 p.m., and a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame member Paul Brissette (Class of 1954), a former Crusader baseball player and starting second baseman of the 1952 national championship team, will be the alumni honoree for the evening. Members of the 2009 Crusader baseball team will also be on hand with their families, along with many Crusader alumni and friends. The keynote speaker for the night will be announced soon.

Tickets are $90.00 each or $60.00 for Holy Cross baseball alumni in the classes of 2000-2008. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Holy Cross baseball program. Contact Scott Graham at 508-793-3583 or crusaderathletics@holycross.edu.

Hogan Center Ballroom
Holy Cross
College Street
Worcester, MA
Sunday, January 25
11:30 a.m. - flight 1
1:30 p.m. - flight 2

Manny Delcarmen's Candlepin Challenge
Manny Delcarmen's Candlepin Challenge benefits the Boston Public School System. Take on Manny's Dream Team for a day of bowling, pizza, wings, soda and ice cream. The winning team gets 6 tickets to a Sox game. Tickets are $60 a bowler.
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Twentieth Century Bowling
1231 Hyde Park Avenue
Hyde Park, MA
Tuesday, January 27
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Boston College Baseball Night
Boston Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino will be the honored guest and featured speaker at the 17th Annual Baseball Night In Boston. This is the largest single fundraiser for the B.C. baseball program and crucial to its continued success. Last year's event raised a total of $42,000. Proceeds help to defray the trip to Florida which is vital to the team's preparation. The funds raised also contribute to annual operating expenses including recruiting, equipment and scholarships.

Space is limited to 250 guests for the event and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and cost $150 a piece. To purchase tickets, contact the Office of Athletic Development at (617) 552-0772.

Murray Room
Yawkey Athletics Center
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA
Tuesday, January 27
7:30 p.m.

Ted Williams and the Pursuit of Perfection
A talk will be held by Bill Nowlin, national Vice President of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) and the author of nearly 20 books on the Red Sox.

Medford Public Library
111 High Street
Medford, MA
Thursday, January 29
6:00 p.m. cocktails
7:00 p.m. dinner

Bostonian Society honors Baseball's Ken Burns
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will be honored at the Boston History Award Gala. Proceeds support the programs, services, and collections of The Bostonian Society and the Old State House Museum.
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Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
138 St. James Avenue
Boston, MA
Friday, January 30
3:30 p.m.

7th Annual Jackie Robinson Tribute
The Boston Red Sox will host their Seventh Annual Celebration of Life of Jackie Robinson with a special event at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox will host more than 150 area youngsters from the city-wide after-school programs of the Boston Centers for Youth and Families along with students from the Red Sox Scholars program and kids from the RBI Leagues. Among those who are scheduled to speak with the youngsters about the life and importance of Jackie Robinson are Red Sox Pitcher Manny Delcarmen and former Red Sox Outfielder and current Player Development Consultant Tommy Harper. Actor Gregory Gibson Kenney, who is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Education and Advisory Board, will re-enact lessons from the life of Jackie Robinson for those in attendance.

Additionally, Ted Spencer, Vice President and Chief Curator of the Hall of Fame, and native of Quincy, MA, will be presenting Jackie’s new Hall of Fame plaque, the actual one that is displayed in the Plaque Gallery of the Hall of Fame. This is the only time that this plaque has ever left the Hall of Fame.

Fenway Park
State Street Pavilion
20 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA
Saturday, January 31
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Northeastern University Huskies Lead-Off Dinner
The 2009 Huskies Baseball Lead-Off Dinner will honor alumni and Huskies Hall of Famer and former Red Sox pitching prospect, Greg Montalbano (Class of 2000). Tickets are $75 per person ($50 for alumni of the past five years) and can be purchased by contacting the Husky Athletics Club at 617-373-2582.
N.U. Alumni Center
716 Columbus Place
Boston, MA

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