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EVERETT, WA – The Everett AquaSox are excited to announce that former major league pitcher Dave Stewart will be appearing at the August 6 game against the Boise Hawks. Stewart will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and will be available for pictures and autographs. Further details will be released shortly.
Stewart pitched in the major leagues from 1978 to 1995. After spending time in Los Angeles, Texas and Philadelphia, Stewart signed with the Oakland Athletics in 1986. Stewart quickly rose to dominance in Oakland, winning 20 or more games in four consecutive seasons and leading the A’s to the World Series in each of those seasons. Oakland won the Series in 1989, and Stewart was named World Series MVP.
In 1990 Stewart threw a no-hitter against his future team, the Toronto Blue Jays. This was the first no-hitter thrown by an African-American since 1973 and the last thrown by an Athletic until 2010. Stewart is a three-time World Series winner (1981 with the Dodgers, 1989 with the A’s and 1994 with the Blue Jays) and also a two-time American League Championship Series MVP.
After his professional baseball career, Stewart has served as the pitching coach for the San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays. He has also held numerous front office positions around Major League Baseball and has worked as a player’s agent.
To reserve tickets to see Dave Stewart and the AquaSox, please visit our website at www.aquasox.com.
The Everett AquaSox, the Class-A Affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, will prepare for the season with an exhibition game June 16 versus the Everett Merchants of the Pacific International League at Everett Memorial Stadium.
The home opener is Monday, June 21, at 7:05 p.m. against the Yakima Bears at Everett Memorial Stadium. Opening Night begins a five-game series filled with family fun and promotions. The first 1,000 fans on Opening Night receive a 2010 magnet schedule, presented by Cascade Rehabilitation Associates and Summit Rehabilitation. For more information and to reserve tickets, please visit www.aquasox.com or call 425-258-3673.