(April 30, 2019) Avon, OH: Former Cleveland Indians First Baseman Mike Napoli will headline the 2019 Lake Erie Crushers 3rd annual Cleveland Sports Legends Softball Game at Sprenger Stadium. The game, which is presented by Ray's Auto and Our Lady of the Wayside, will be Saturday, June 29th at 7:05 PM in Avon, Ohio. Among the other Cleveland Sports Legends slated to play are:
- Former Cleveland Browns Running Back Ernest Byner & Lineman Bob Golic
- Former Cleveland Indian Len Barker
- Former New England Patriot and Superbowl Winner Je'Rod Cherry
"To have Mike Napoli join us for the Cleveland Sports Legends game this summer will be really special", stated Crushers Co-Owner Tom Kramig. "All of us remember the magical Party at Napoli's that was the 2016 World Series run for the Indians. We think the fans will really enjoy seeing Mike back on the diamond in Avon this summer."
All of the players will be available for post-game autographs, and VIP ticket holders will get a special pre-game buffet as well as a chance to mingle with the sports legends.
There will also be a charity auction, where the public can actually bid for a chance to play in the game. All proceeds from the auction will go back to Our Lady of the Wayside. For more auction details, visit the Crushers website.
The game also represents a great fundraiser for Our Lady of The Wayside based in Avon. A portion of every ticket sold and the proceeds raised from the sports memorabilia charity auction will also go back to the organization.
The game will start at 7:05 PM on Saturday, June 29th at Sprenger Health Care Stadium. It will be preceded by Legends batting practice, which is open to all ticket holders starting at 6:15 PM.