The Albuquerque Isotopes (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and Isotopes Park are hosting the 2011 Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game, pitting the winner of the Pacific Coast League playoffs against the winner of the International League’s Governors’ Cup, in a one-game championship showdown on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:05 p.m.
The contest, which will be nationally televised on Versus, is the centerpiece of a day-long event that includes a free pre-game autograph session with Dodgers legends, a giveaway from presenting sponsor Sandia Resort, and a post-game fireworks show.
“Isotopes Park has been the scene of a lot of big events through the years and we’re excited and honored to be chosen to host the 2011 Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game,” said team president Ken Young. “The National Championship is yet another way we can showcase to the entire country our great facility as well as the great baseball fans we have in Albuquerque and throughout the state of New Mexico.”
In previous years the game has been held in Oklahoma City, hosted by the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League).
The excitement starts at 4:30 p.m. with a free pre-game autograph session on the Isotopes Parkk concourse with Dodgers greats Steve Garvey, Ron Cey and Bill Russell, who will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans until 6 p.m.
Tickets for the Triple-A National Championship will go on sale simultaneously with Isotopes regular season tickets on Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m. at the Isotopes ParkBox Office, online at albuquerquebaseball.com, and via phone by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.
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