STOCKTON – Banner Island Ballpark will host a special Independence Day celebration that will include a youth baseball clinic, vintage game featuring former Major League Baseball players, music and fireworks.
Gates open at 1 p.m. July 4 with the youth clinic beginning at 2 p.m. The clinic will be hosted by the Major League Baseball Alumni Association with instruction by former MLB players and Hall-of-Fame members. The clinic will be an opportunity for children to learn from former professional players.
The former professional baseball players and Hall-of-Famers will practice at 4 p.m. and interviews of former players will be broadcast over the public address system.
Then at 6 p.m. the players will take to the field to play a game featuring rules, traditions, and equipment from 1886.
Following the game there will be a live band and fireworks presented by the Stockton Ports in cooperation with the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel and the Stockton Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
An all‐day pass for this event is just $5. Tickets are available now. For more information or to purchase your tickets, contact the Ports Front Office by calling (209) 644-1900 or visit stocktonports.com.
Legends of Baseball Vintage Showdown schedule
1:00 p.m. – Gates open
2:00 p.m. – Legends of Baseball Youth Clinic
4:00 p.m. – Batting practice for former MLB players
6:00 p.m. – Vintage baseball game begins
8:00 p.m. – Live music
9:30 p.m. – Fireworks