Auction to join Fields, Legends ends Tuesday
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July 6, 2009 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Baseball fans have just a few hours left to win the opportunity to play with former Chicago baseball legends, Rockford media personalities and a former Rockford Lightning star.

The Rockford RiverHawks are holding an online auction for one roster spot for the Jim Beam Cubs/White Sox Legends Game, scheduled for 6 p.m. July 14. Fans can visit the RiverHawks' eBay store for a link to the auction. The auction will end at noon Tuesday.

The RiverHawks announced on Monday the addition of WTVO sports director Scott Leber, WREX sports director Mike Morig and WIFR sports director Pat Gostele, 104.9 - the X personalities Jim Stone and Double-T and Rockford Register-Star sportswriter Jay Taft, as well as former Rockford Lightning guard Ronnie Fields, to the lineup.

The RiverHawks will host the event as part of their two-day Frontier League All-Star celebration. The winning bidder will receive not only a roster spot on the fan’s choice of team, but will also be involved in All-Star festivities that include the banquet, an autographed jersey and four tickets to each night’s events.

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. Tickets for all All-Star events are available at the stadium box office, by calling (815) 885-BALL, or by online purchase at the team website.

Former Cub Bob Dernier and Steve Trout, who pitched for both Chicago teams, will be the team captains. The Cubs’ roster includes Warren Brusstar, Jody Davis, Randy Hundley, Ed Lynch, Keith Moreland, Tim Stoddard and former batting champion Willie Wilson. The roster for the Sox is scheduled to include 1983 American League Rookie of the Year Ron Kittle, Carlos May, Don Pall, Greg PryorDan Pasqua.

Fields was a star guard for the Lightning, Rockford’s former Continental Basketball Association team. His dunks during both his high-school career in Chicago and during his pro career have become YouTube staples.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league in its 17th season. The RiverHawks host the 2009 Frontier League All-Star Game at 7:05 p.m. on July 15. Advertising and ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com. Most games are broadcast live on ESPN 1380, and on the team website.


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