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A pair of young local baseball fans from Pawtucket will attend Games 1 & 2 of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park as the Pawtucket Red Sox have once again provided two lucky winners from the Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket with an opportunity to attend the Fall Classic.
This year’s trip marks the 29th year that the PawSox have sent two children (each accompanied by a parent) to baseball’s showcase event.
At a PawSox game last August, Cameron Daley, 11, and Manny Alba, 9, were selected by the Boys and Girls Club to experience the big games. The two Pawtucket youngsters attend Baldwin Elementary School and Varieur Elementary School, respectively, and will be accompanied by their fathers, Rueban Alba and Derrick Daley.
“It is one of our joys of autumn to make these dreams come true,” said PawSox President Dr. Charles A. Steinberg. “This tradition dates to 1950, when native son and American League Umpire Hank Soar initiated this gesture. For nearly 30 years, the PawSox have continued the practice, and it was as much a thrill for us to meet these children as it was for them to receive their tickets. We hope they enjoy this trip to the World Series.”
The four will enjoy seats at Fenway Park as the Red Sox play the Los Angeles Dodgers, who this year repeated as National League Champions, for the first time. More than 100 years ago, the Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins, forerunners of the Dodgers in the 1916 World Series.
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