Reimers Honored by Blue Jays

August 7, 2003 - Eastern League (EL1)
New Haven Ravens News Release

The Toronto Blue Jays have named New Haven Ravens righthander Cameron Reimers as their organizational pitcher of the month for July. Single-A Auburn's Vito Chiaravolloti was named Player of the Month.

Reimers, 24, went 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA for the month. In 37.1 innings, he allowed 39 hits and just five walks while striking out 25. For the season, he has a team-best nine wins and a 2.65 ERA. Reimers was a 35th round pick in 1998.

Also honored was outfielder John-Ford Griffin, who was selected as the player of the month for the Ravens. Griffin hit .327 with three homeruns and 20 RBIs in July. He also drew 15 walks for a .417 on-base percentage. He was a first-round draft pick by the New York Yankees in 2001.

Both Griffin and Reimers participated in the Eastern League All-Star game on July 16 at New Britain.

Fagan Extends Record Hitting Streak to 22 Games

Ravens infielder Shawn Fagan extended his hitting streak to 22 games with single in the eighth inning of the Ravens' 6-5 win at Norwich on August 6. He had already broken the team record, set by designated hitter Juan "The Large Human" Thomas in 2000, with an RBI single in the Ravens' 3-2 victory over Erie on August 3. The streak started with a 1-for-2 effort in game two of a doubleheader on July 13.

Fireworks Show Added to Regular Season Home Finale

The Ravens have added a fireworks show to the promotional schedule. The show will take place following the regular season home finale on Thursday, August 28.

Gold Medalist Added to Ravens Roster

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed former Major Leaguer Anthony Sanders and added him to the New Haven Ravens roster. Sanders, 29, was a seventh-round pick by the Blue Jays in 1992 and made it to the Major Leagues with Toronto for three games in 1999. He also appeared in 10 games with Seattle in 2000-2001 and was most recently with the White Sox organization. He appeared in 76 games for Charlotte, Chicago's Triple-A affiliate, this season. Sanders was part of the United States' Gold Medal team at the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney, and played in the Japanese League in 2001. To make room for Sanders, outfielder Brian Patrick was returned to Single-A Auburn.

Next Homestand August 11-14

The Ravens return to historic Yale Field on August 11 with only 10 regular season home dates remaining. The Ravens' rivals to the east, the Norwich Navigators, will be in town for a four-game set.

Pavilion, Porch Opened for Individuals

The Verizon Wireless Party Pavilion and the Budweiser Short Porch Cafe, normally open only to groups of 30 or more, are now open for individual ticket sales for the remainder of the 2003 season. For one low price, fans get an all-you-can-eat buffet in addition to a great seat for the game. The buffet includes a main course of either hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and ribs ($23 per person) or hot dogs and hamburgers ($18 per person). Both menus include corn on the cob, watermelon, potato salad, peanuts and soda. To order Pavilion or Porch tickets please contact Erik Lesniak at (203) 782-1666 x. 18.

Upcoming Community Appearances

Ravens staff member Sam Rubin will be at the Barnes & Noble in Danbury on Monday, August 18 at 8:00 for a discussion and signing of "Baseball in New Haven," a pictorial history of baseball in this area. The event will also feature a chance for fans to enter the Ravens' World Series ticket sweepstakes.

On Monday August 25, Rubin and Ravens General Manager Adam Schierholz will be part of a panel discussion of the past, present and future of baseball in this area which will also include representatives from Bridgeport. Fans will have a chance to ask all of their questions concerning the possibility of another team coming into the New Haven area. Reporters from the New Haven Register and Connecticut Post will be on hand as well. The event will be held at the Barnes & Noble in North Haven at 7:00.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Baseball Camps Coming Up

The New Haven Ravens host a summer baseball camp at historic Yale Field. Each camp provides fundamental instruction in hitting, pitching, infield, outfield, baserunning, and bunting. The camp is on August 11, 12 and 13 from 9:00 am to noon. The cost is $135. To reserve your spot, please call Kristian Velez at 203-782-1666 x. 12.

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