OAKLAND – Baseball Hall of Famer and former Athletic Rollie Fingers has been named a Special Assistant to the President, the Oakland Athletics announced today.
“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary season, it is only fitting Rollie joins us as an A’s ambassador,” said Oakland A’s President Dave Kaval. “He is one of the greatest players to ever wear an Oakland jersey and an essential part of our history and tradition.”
"I am excited to be part of the 50th Anniversary Team. I can’t believe that it’s been that long since I put on an A’s uniform as a player in 1968,” said Rollie Fingers. “I look forward to working with the club and connecting with our fans.”
Fingers joins Rickey Henderson and Dennis Eckersley in alumni ambassador roles. He will help advise the club and represent the team at community and fan events.
Fingers, along with the other members of the A’s 50th Anniversary Team, will be honored before the Opening Night game on Friday, March 30. Fans can purchase tickets to the game online at athletics.com, over the phone by calling 1-877-493-BALL (2255), or in person at the Oakland Coliseum Gate D Box Office. Fans can lock in the best seats at the lowest price by purchasing a 2018 ticket plan. Plans are available by calling 510-638-GO A's (4627).
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Steph Curry turns 30 years old on Wednesday, but with the Warriors playing the Lakers, his friends and family decided to hold the party for him on Monday night.
Most of Curry's Warriors teammates attended the bash. Things must have gone late into the night because the team cancelled the planned practice for 11am on Tuesday.
Special guests included E-40, Paramore and Lecrae. Curry himself took a turn on the mic and belted out a few bars.
Based on the videos from the party, it appears Curry may have gotten a small yacht for a present.
Don't feel bad that you weren't invited. There were enough videos posted on Instagram Stories by Steph, his wife Ayesha, his sister Sydel, his brother Seth and E-40, among others. Check out some of the best here:
Programming note: In the lead up to Stephen Curry's 30th birthday on March 14th, we will be unveiling the top plays of his historic career. Check back Wednesday for the No. 1.
Curry No. 2: Epic 35-foot game-winner in OT vs Thunder on Feb. 27, 2016
The Warriors are locked in an epic battle against an Oklahoma City team featuring Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and it looks bad when Curry leaves in the third quarter after rolling his left ankle.
He not only returns but also conquers, scoring 46 points, including 12 3-pointers, punctuated by pulling up from 35 feet to sink the game-winner in OT. It is the biggest shot of the regular season.
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