Manager Talmadge Nunnari and the Pensacola Pelicans are at again. They are rolling, finally, and climbing in the standings of the American Association. Their most recent sweep was of the Ft. Worth Cats. Last night, Pensacola turned a runners-on-the-corners situation into a three-run inning to help it complete the sweep with a 5-2 victory before a crowd of 3,485 at LaGrave Field (in Ft. Worth). Read more.
The Pensacola Pelicans are 2009 South Division Champions and have a solid chance to repeat this season. In the second half of this season, the team is six games ahead of its competitors in the division.
Next home game is Monday, July 19.
Information of LaGrave Field (seats 5,100):
The Fort Worth Cats led the league in attendance in each of the first three seasons LaGrave Field was open. Also, LaGrave was named the Central League’s Playing Field of the Year from 2002-2005.
In 2003, the park was named one of the Top 10 Independent Ballparks in the nation by Baseball America and has been featured in the 2004 and 2007 Baseball America “Great Parks” Calendar.
On July 4, 2003, LaGrave Field set a new Central Baseball League record when a crowd of 9,126 watched the Cats and Jackson Senators. The Cats eclipsed that mark and set a modern LaGrave Field record when 12,457 fans saw the Cats defeat Wichita 9-3 on July 4, 2008.
In 2003, 2004 and 2006, 500 fans were allowed to watch the game from the left-field warning track on Independence Day.
In addition to baseball games, LaGrave has been the host of a variety of different events such as concerts, weddings, boxing matches and more.
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