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Piniella to be inducted in Ted Williams Museum

Tribune staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 09:34 AM

Tampa native and former Rays manager Lou Piniella is one of six former major leaguers who will be inducted Feb. 2 into the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame at Tropicana Field.

The Class of 2013 also includes Baseball Hall of Famers Ryne Sandberg and Roberto Alomar as well as Sandy Alomar Sr., Sandy Alomar Jr. and Darrell Evans.

Tickets are $125 and available at tampabayrays.com or by calling Tony Penna at (727) 534-5343. Proceeds from the event will go to the Ted Williams Foundation and Project One Four, which is the foundation started by Rays pitcher David Price.

The event includes a reception on the field, a silent auction and a free autograph session with former and current major league players, including Wade Boggs, Tony Oliva, Cecil Fielder, David Price, Alex Cobb, Wade Davis, Jake McGee, Matt Joyce, Cliff Floyd, Bill Singer, Jeff Locke, Richey Scheinblum, Mike LaVaillere, Doug Waechter, Mike DiFelice, Roy White, Jesse Litsch and Scott McGregor.

The commemorative ticket is signed by McGee.

Piniella, who attended Jesuit High School and the University of Tampa, played 18 years in the majors for the Orioles, Indians, Royals and Yankees. He finished with a .291 batting average, including 1,705 hits and 102 home runs.

He went on to manage the Yankees, Reds, Mariners, Rays and Cubs, retiring at No. 14 on the all-time wins list.

 

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