For the first decade of the Lowell Spinners existence my extended family had season tickets and we attended dozens of games every summer. But kids grew up and circumstances changed and so it had been a while since I’ve been to Lelacheur Park for a New York Penn League game. Tonight I was pleased to discover that the Spinners’ experience is as good as ever. It was “Beatles Night” and a Spinners Abbey Road T-Shirt was handed to everyone as they entered the stadium. The game was dominated by solid pitching by both the Spinners and the Yankees and the home team won in the bottom of the 9th, 2-1. Scanning through the game program, I came upon a list of one-time Spinners who made it to the majors at some time or other – there are 48 of them including current Red Sox players Kevin Youkillis, Jonathan Papelbon, Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz, and Jed Lowrie. I wonder if any of the current Spinners will join them.
Below are some photos from tonight’s game: