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April 7, 2014

Baseball fans invited to 65th anniversary of Majors win over Yankees

GREENVILLE — Fans of the Greenville Majors baseball team are being invited to gather Thursday, to relive the day 65 years earlier when the local squad defeated the New York Yankees.

“Baseball Fans of the History of the Greenville Majors” are planning to celebrate “the most famous Cinderella story in the rich sports history of the City of Greenville, Texas” during the event, starting at 4 p.m. Thursday in Greenville Municipal Auditorium.

On April 10, 1949, the Majors defeated the Yankees, 4-3, in an exhibition game at Majors Stadium.

A New York Times article proclaimed “YANKS ARE BEATEN BY GREENVILLE, 4-3”, a moment which will be honored Thursday with the announcement of the line ups for both teams, the throwing out of the first pitch, a group singing of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” and more.

The celebration is free and open to anyone interested in the game or the Greenville Majors. Organizer “Greenville Majors Fan” Greg Sims is asking anyone who may have been at the game, or who has memories of the Greenville Majors to share, to attend and be a part of the event.

Anyone wanting additional information can contact Sims at greg.sims29@yahoo.com.

 

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