A’s players and coaches expected to be in attendance for A’s FanFest 2013 include Manager Bob Melvin and his coaching staff, Yoenis Céspedes, Ryan Cook, Coco Crisp, Sean Doolittle, Josh Donaldson, Grant Green, A.J. Griffin, George Kottaras, Tommy Milone, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Pat Neshek, Derek Norris, Jarrod Parker, Josh Reddick, Adam Rosales, Evan Scribner, Scott Sizemore, Seth Smith, Eric Sogard, Dan Straily and Chris Young, among others.
FanFest activities include free autograph, photo, and question-and-answer sessions with members of the defending American League West Division champion Oakland Athletics and free photos with the team’s four World Series Trophies and former team legends. Additionally, there will be a memorabilia sale to benefit the A’s Community Fund, tours of the A’s clubhouse, a coach’s corner, a Comcast SportsNet sportscaster experience booth, and A’s Kids Club signup booth, sponsored by The Oakland Zoo and Round Table Pizza.
With 2013 representing the 40-year anniversary of the 1973 World Series Championship, the A’s have announced a planned in-season celebration of this historic accomplishment April 27 vs. Baltimore when 10,000 fans will receive a Reggie Jackson bobblehead, sponsored by Pepsi. FanFest will initiate those festivities by featuring some of the icons from 1973. FanFest will include appearances by 1973 team members Sal Bando, Bill North and catcher and current A’s broadcaster Ray Fosse.
For more information, please visit www.oaklandathletics.com/fanfest.