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The first 1,500 to enter Raley Field Friday night will get a t-shirt commemorating the Roseville native, who earned a World Series ring as the Giants backup catcher in 2014.
The first 1,500 to enter Raley Field Friday night will get a t-shirt commemorating the Roseville native, who earned a World Series ring as the Giants backup catcher in 2014.

The start of the 2016 season for the Sacramento River Cats is off to an interesting start.

Mired in last place of the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Northern Division for most of the early season and forced to the road for all but eight of the team’s first 28 games (a 11-16 record through Wednesday), the River Cats finally return home to more friendly confines Friday night to host the Last Vegas 51s (New York Mets).

The eight-game homestead opens honoring a local favorite, catcher Andrew Susac, a 2009 graduate of Jesuit High School who made his major league debut with the Giants in late July 2014, staying on the roster throughout that year’s World Series run to earn a championship ring. The first 1,500 fans to enter Raley Field Friday night will receive a unique “Susacramento” t-shirt. Susac is rehabbing a wrist injury suffered last season, and has played in just eight games so far with Sacramento.

The home stand wraps up Friday, May 13 against the Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks), then the San Francisco Giants’ Triple A affiliate returns to Sacramento on May 23 for another 8-game home stand. Tickets are still available for all games. For more information, visit rivercats.com or call (916) 371-HITS (4487).

Photos by Steve Martarano

 

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Steve Martarano

A resident of Sacramento since graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, Steve spent the 1980s at The Sacramento Union, working as a sports writer, music reviewer and crime reporter, among other assignments. He's spent the last 25+ years working in government public affairs for both state and federal agencies and currently is with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Bay-Delta office in Sacramento. He has shot just about every local sports team for the Sacramento Press, including local colleges, the Sacramento River Cats and Sacramento Republic FC. He resides in Curtis Park with his wife Sharon.

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