09/10/2004 1:45 PM - Playoffs Come to CommunityAmerica Ballpark; All-Star Team Announced
Friday night, Jon McDonald will take the hill for the Kansas City T-Bones. A quick look at the schedule will show you that these games weren't originally scheduled! That can mean just one thing: the intensity of playoff baseball has come to CommunityAmerica Ballpark. The T-Bones are looking for fans who will give them a true home-field advantage!
With the series tied 1-1, we're guaranteed games Friday and Saturday nights at 7:05 PM. If necessary, a deciding Game 5 would take place on Sunday at 5:05 PM. Saturday night's game will be followed by fireworks - so it should be an awesome experience, with playoff excitement and fireworks!
Fans can get tickets by calling 913-328-BALL (2255) or stopping by the CommunityAmerica Ballpark box office between 10 AM and 5 PM. Fans can also listen to the games on All Comedy Radio 1340 or www.tbonesbaseball.com!
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In other news, the Northern League announced its end-of-season All-Star team on Thursday. The Kansas City T-Bones are excited to announce that center fielder Rick Prieto and designated hitter Eddie Pearson have been selected to the roster, the latter as the only unanimous selection.
Pearson, called the "Barry Bonds of the Northern League" by Manager Al Gallagher, led the league in home runs (30) and intentional walks (17), the latter number setting a league record. The reigning Northern League MVP, Pearson hit .330 this season while driving in 94 runs, second best in the league, in only 92 games. Pearson's .630 on-base percentage also led the league.
Prieto hit .314 for the T-Bones this season with five home runs and 42 RBI. Constantly on base, Prieto set modern Northern League marks for walks (78) and runs (97) and tied the record for triples (10) in just 94 games, while stealing seventeen bases. Prieto also ranked second in the circuit with a .441 on-base percentage.
Conspicuous by his absence from the roster was T-Bones first baseman Ray Brown. Brown hit .362, good for second best in the league, while hitting 19 homers (fifth) and driving in 85 runs (third). Brown ranked in the top three in five other categories, including hits (131, second), on-base percentage (.431, third), slugging percentage (.624, second), doubles (36, first), and extra-base hits (56, first). Brown was also named Northern League Player of the Month for August.