Capital Region Baseball Heritage Night Recap


There is rich history of baseball here in the Capital Region, starting in 1871 with the Troy Haymakers and continuing all the way until now with the Tri-City ValleyCats. We took last night to celebrate our baseball heritage and commemorate a famous alumna of the Capital Region.


Upon entering the stadium, the first 1,500 fans were given a ticket redeemable for a Bernie Williams Bobblehead. The famous Yankee played for the Albany-Colonie Yankees from 1989 to 1990. To top of the Weekend at Bernie’s celebration, we’ll be raffling off a life-size Bernie Williams bubblehead tonight after the game. Tickets can be purchased on our website or in SouthPaw’s Den.


Before the game, we recognized the four members of the ValleyCats who represented Tri-City in Aberdeen this week at the All-Star Game: Alex Winkelman, Pat Porter, Bobby Wernes and Dexture McCall, who received the All-Star Game Top Star Honor.


Team Ferior Sports, Saratoga Eagle, Daniel Oliksowycz from the Lasalle School and 2014 Boy of the Year, Ethan Herrington from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society threw out the first pitches. The Troy Youth Choir followed them with the singing of the National Anthem.


We also had a familiar face at “The Joe” last night for the game. We were joined by City of Albany Mayor, Kathy Sheehan, who you may recognize from the 6th inning mayor’s race!


Unfortunately, the ‘Cats fell to the Hudson Valley Renegades 4–2 despite McCall (3-for-4 with an RBI and a double) and Nunez’s (RBI Double) offensive efforts. The ‘Cats return to “The Joe” tonight at 7pm to wrap up Weekend at Bernie’s. We’ll be giving away Bernie William’s posters and raffling off the life-size Bernie Williams Bobblehead!

Vamos Gatos!

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