Jamestown Jammers Luncheon With Former Pittsburgh Pirate Kent Tekulve
Originally scheduled for April 7, this event was moved to April 28 for health reasons.
Former Pirates pitcher, World Series Champion and All-Star, Kent Tekulve will be the guest speaker for a luncheon hosted by the Jamestown Jammers at the Conewango Club in Warren, PA on Monday April 28th. The event is sponsored by Northwest Savings Bank and less than 100 tickets of the original 200 still remain available.
Tickets for the event are $15 and must be purchased in advance by calling the Jammers front office at (716)-664-0915. A traditional buffet lunch featuring chicken, pasta and additional sides will be served to all attendees. Doors will open at 11:30am, and the luncheon is scheduled to run from noon until 1pm. Tekulve will be available for an autograph signing after the speaking portion of the event is completed.
The Jammers staff is excited to share the experiences of a respected Pirate Alumni. "The opportunity to bring the celebrated Tekulve to our fan base in Chautauqua County and Warren, PA was a possibility we could not pass up. I anticipate this event will be sold out, so I urge you to get your tickets as soon as possible," said Jammers General Manager Matthew Drayer.
Tekulve is currently a Pirates analyst for Root Sports Pittsburgh. Tekulve signed as a free agent with Pitttsburgh in 1969 and made his major league debut for the Pirates in 1974. He spent 11 years with the Pirates and went on to play for both the Philadelphia Phillies, and Cincinnati Reds before retiring in 1989. Tekulve played a crucial role in helping the Pirates win the 1979 World Series by saving 3 games including the decisive seventh game. He was an All-Star in 1980. Tekulve was known for his unique submarine delivery. He pitched in 1,050 games and had a career record of 94-90. He had 184 saves and a career ERA of 2.85. Tekulve also led the major leagues in appearances on four different occasions (1978, 1979, 1982, 1987).
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The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce that a membership program is now available to persons who are interested in preserving the history of sports in Chautauqua County and honoring the outstanding individuals who have created our cherished sports memories.
The CSHoF maintains a hall located at 15 W. Third Street in Jamestown staffed by volunteers that contains our Hall of Honor and displays of sports memorabilia.
Our program also includes an induction banquet. Held each February to induct a new group of honorees into the Hall of Fame, the banquet provides an opportunity to recognize the special accomplishments of outstanding local high school and collegiate athletes.
In addition to helping the CSHoF carry out its twin missions of maintaining a hall of fame and a sports exhibit hall, members will receive several value-added benefits for their membership fee.
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