How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and Pete Alexander, on the day they all entered the Baseball Hall of Fame?
The 51s will open the season on the road April 4 against the El Paso Chihuahuas.
Las Vegas won Saturday’s game, which was suspended because of the weather, 14-2, and then picked up a 3-1 win in the regularly scheduled game, which was seven innings, on Sunday night at Cashman Field.
The 51s first baseman spend part of the year in Double-A and the other part in Triple-A.
The Desert Oasis Aces scored five times in the first on the way to an 11-1 rout of League City (Texas) in the championship game of the American Legion Western Regional on Sunday in Denver.
The two teams will continue the game on Sunday before playing the regularly scheduled game.
Aaron Roberts hit a three-run homer in the third inning, and Desert Oasis defeated Tucson (Arizona) 7-3 on Saturday to move into the American Legion Western Regional championship game.
For many years, denizens of “Club Chuck” in the bowels of Cashman Field — i.e., next to 51s president Don Logan’s office — have debated if the semi-secret meeting place and watering hole is a nook or a cranny.
The Desert Oasis Aces continued to roll through the American Legion Western Regional on Friday, as Jimmy Gamboa pitched a six-hit shutout in a 12-0 victory over League City (Texas) in Denver.