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Saints To Host Three-Way At Midway, XXXhibition Game

ST. PAUL, MN April 1, 2014

SAINTS TO HOST THREE-WAY AT MIDWAY, THE XXXHIBITION GAME

 

ST. PAUL, MN (April 1, 2014) – Is three really a crowd?  Of course not, because it’s okay when it’s in a three-way.  The St. Paul Saints are about to get down and dirty with a little taboo play at Midway Stadium in the inaugural Three-way At Midway, The XXXhibition game.

 

            The ballpark will be a ‘rockin and the fans should come a ‘knockin on Friday night, May 9 as the Saints take on the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and the two will be joined by a partner to be determined.  The teams are looking for a third cohort that is interested in “swinging” the bat and won’t mind sweating throughout the contest as the night is sure to go longer than normal, 12 innings to be exact. 

 

            One lucky team will win the opportunity to participate in this unique event.  In order to complete the ménage trois the Saints are asking teams of various experiences to apply.  Those ranging from college level, to townball to other Independent League teams are asked to send in a profile picture of their team along with their abilities: how many switch hitters, number of pitchers and catchers and teams they’ve topped.  Interested participants can email Director of Media Relations/Broadcasting, Sean Aronson at saronson@saintsbaseball.com.

 

            “We’re not looking for the prettiest team, but definitely one that isn’t afraid to try new things,” said Saints General Manager Derek Sharrer.  “This will be a night where anything goes.”

 

             The Saints, RedHawks and the yet to be determined team will battle it out for 12 innings while at the same time raising money for amateur and youth baseball in Minnesota.  Portions of that games ticket sales along with auctions of Saints experiences, that are best enjoyed in a group, will be donated.

 

            The rules of the game will be similar to that of a game against two teams: try and score as many times as possible.  Whether it’s going deep or spanking a base hit to drive someone in, the winner will be decided after each team has batted an equal number of times.

 

            A three-way isn’t unprecedented in the world of baseball.  One took place on June 26, 1944 in a contest between the three New York teams, the Dodgers, Giants and Yankees.  The game known as the “Tri-Cornered Baseball Game” presented by War Bond Sports Committee and was carried out in support of the Allied Forces in World War II.  A number of New York sportswriters dreamt up the idea and netted more than $56,000,000 in bond purchases (although $50,000,000 came from the pockets of New York City and Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia).  The Dodgers scored five runs, the Yankees one run and the Giants were blanked in the nine inning affair.

 

          The exhibition game begins at 7:05 p.m. with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. and the parking lot opening at 4:00 p.m.  Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value.  Tickets are $6 for general admission, $9 for outfield reserved and $14 for infield reserved.  Friday home games with Post-Game Fireworks (except July 3, August 28) are an additional $2 per ticket.  Saints Special Event Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks Supershow (July 3, August 28) are an additional $3 per ticket.  Tickets purchased on the day of the game are an additional $2 per ticket.  Children under the age of 12 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price.  Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free. 

 

Saints Box Office Hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game.