Triple-A Bulls Beat Tampa Bay Devil Rays During Exhibition Game

Triple-A Bulls Beat Tampa Bay Devil Rays During Exhibition Game

On Monday, April 6, fans had their first opportunity to watch the new Triple-A Durham Bulls in action. Fans packed the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC in record numbers to watch the special, pre-season exhibition game between the American League East team, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and their Triple-A minor league affiliate, the Durham Bulls.

Fans experienced great baseball during the exhibition game.

On Monday, April 6, fans had their first opportunity to watch the new Triple-A Durham Bulls in action. Fans packed the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC in record numbers to watch the special, pre-season exhibition game between the American League East team, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and their Triple-A minor league affiliate, the Durham Bulls. Fans experienced great baseball during the exhibition game. The day started with a special luncheon to celebrate the Durham Bulls Youth Summer Baseball League. The League is a joint effort between the Durham Bulls, the City of Durham, and the Durham Housing Authority. The program began in 1993, and offers Durham inner city boys and girls ages 6 – 15 an opportunity to play in an organized baseball league. Approximately 700 kids play on 48 teams.

Attendees included:

  • Community leaders, including Durham Mayor Nick Tennison; and Durham City Council Member Howard Clement;
  • Business leaders, including Jim Goodmon, President and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company; Vince Naimoli, General Managing Partner of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays; and Harvey Schmidt, President and CEO of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; and
  • Members of the teams, including three Devil Rays players – Quinton McCracken, Rick Gorecki, Tony Saunders; Assistant GM’s for the Devil Rays, Scott Proefrock and Bart Braun; and Director of Player Personnel, Bill Livesey. Bill Evers, General Manager of the Durham Bulls, Peter Anlyan, CBC Vice President and General Manager, and Wool E. Bull represented the Durham Bulls.

Jim Goodmon, CBC, anc Vince Naimoli, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, confer during the lunch.


After the luncheon, attendees proceeded to the DBAP to see the renovated park and watch the Bulls play the Devil Rays in their first exhibition game. Fans were entertained by Wool E. Bull as they watched the Durham Bulls beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 5 to 2.

Wool E. Bull entertains the sell-out crowd.

For season and game ticket information, contact the Durham Bulls ticket office at 687-6500.

 

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