Regina Red Sox Dinner & Auction

The Regina Red Sox play the home opener of their 2016 Western Major Baseball League season on Sunday May 29 against the Weyburn Beavers. That game goes at Currie Field at 2 p.m.

Before that happens, the Sox are holding their annual fundraising dinner and auction. That’s on Saturday April 23 at Turvey Centre. You can get more information on the ticket price and start time on the Red Sox website. The guest speaker for the evening is former Toronto Blue Jays all-star second baseman Roberto Alomar.

Alomar had a storied career in major league baseball. He started out in San Diego playing for the Padres in the National League, then came to Toronto in a 1990 trade with Joe Carter for Fred McGriff and Tony Fernandez. Both Carter and Alomar subsequently played major roles in the Jays’ winning back-to-back World Series in 1992-93.

In game four of the 1992 American League Championship Series the Jays were down by two runs against the Oakland Athletics in the ninth inning with A’s reliever Dennis Eckersley on the mound. Devon White led off with a triple, then Alomar came to the plate and delivered one of the biggest homers in Jays history to tie the game and send it into extra innings. The Jays ended up winning 7-6 in 11 innings, which put them up 3W-1L in the series, and paved the way for their victory in six games, permitting them to advance to their first World Series against the Atlanta Braves.

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