’84 Cubs, ex-Sox pitcher Pall join Legends lineup
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April 23, 2009 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The newest editions to the lineup for the Cubs-White Sox Legends Game include batterymates who helped bring the playoffs to Wrigley Field in 1984 as well as a bullpen mainstay in both Comiskey Parks.

The Rockford RiverHawks announced today that catcher Jody Davis and pitcher Warren Brusstar, both former Cubs, and ex-Sox hurler Don Pall will play in the game featuring former Chicago major-league stars.

The RiverHawks will host the event as part of their two-day Frontier League All-Star celebration. The Legends Game is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 14 at Road Ranger Stadium. Tickets, which include admission to that night’s All-Star Home Run Derby, are $15 for infield and home-plate box seats, $10 for outfield box. A two-day pass, which includes admission to the July 15 Frontier League All-Star Game, is $25, $20 for outfield box.

Former Cub Bob Dernier and Steve Trout, who pitched for both Chicago teams, will be the team captains. Former Cubs Keith Moreland, Randy Hundley and Willie Wilson and former Sox Carlos May, Dan Pasqua and 1983 American League Rookie of the Year Ron Kittle are also scheduled to play. Additional stars will be announced as the event draws closer.

Davis hit .256 with 19 home runs and 94 RBI for the ’84 Cubs, who won the National League East Division. Davis spent nearly eight full seasons of his 10-year career on the North Side, and represented the Cubs as an All-Star in 1984 and 1986. He twice hit 20 home runs and won the NL catching Gold Glove in ‘86.

Davis is currently the Cubs’ roving catching instructor.

Brusstar was 1-1 with a 3.11 earned-run average and three saves for the ’84 Cubs. He did not allow a run in three appearances during the postseason. Brusstar pitched for both Chicago teams, as well as Philadelphia, in his nine-year career. He pitched in five postseasons, including the Phillies’ World Series win in 1980.

Brusstar came to the Cubs from the Sox in a January 1983 trade that also brought Trout to Wrigley. Five members of the ’84 Cubs – Trout, Dernier and Moreland are the others – have committed to the event.

While Pall never pitched in the playoffs, he was a part of three teams that reached the postseason – the ’93 Sox, ’93 Phillies and ’97 Florida Marlins. Pall was traded from Chicago to the Phillies after the deadline for postseason eligibility. Pall spent nearly six full years of his 10-season career with the Sox and pitched in both old Comiskey Park, which closed in 1990, and the new one, now called US Cellular Field. Pall has a career record 24-23 with a 3.63 ERA and 10 saves.

The legends will also participate in two autograph sessions, a youth clinic and a charity jersey auction.

Tickets for all All-Star events, including the Legends Game, are currently reserved for fans who purchase a season ticket, mini-plan or bonus book. Ticket plans start as low as $40 and can be purchased in person at the stadium box office or by calling (815) 885-BALL.

The Home Run Derby follows the Legends Game at 8:30 p.m.

The Rockford RiverHawks are the most highly attended minor-league baseball team in the Stateline. The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 17th season this summer. The RiverHawks will begin their eighth season at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at Windy City and play their home opener at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 against the Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti. The RiverHawks host the 2009 Frontier League All-Star Game at 7:05 p.m. on July 15. Advertising and season-ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


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