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Washington (PA) WildThings Announce 2020 Season Plans

The Washington WildThings, a team normally in the Frontier League, has announced their four team league in Washington, PA for the 2020 season.

The league will consist of the Washington WildThings, the Steel City Slammin’ Sammies, the Baseball Brilliance Sox and the Road Warriors.

Check out their FAQ page for any information about the procedures for games.

Games will be played Thursday – Sunday with 2 games being played each day.

Tickets, which are $20 per game, will be sold online only on a week-to-week basis. You can purchase tickets HERE.

In addition to ticket information, the rosters for the WildThings and Slammies were also released before Thursday’s opening day.

The BB Sox and Road Warriors will be made up of players from Joe Torre’s Black Sox Pro Baseball tour.

The Black Sox will also be holding their own games Monday – Wednesday as a part of a minor league system and a way to get guys a chance to play daily while having the option to “move up” to the big league based on performance and need.

For more information about the Black Sox, check out their official website HERE.

Levi Martinez – American Hero Playing America’s Pastime

Hello my name is Levi Martinez, and I am an 8 year US Navy Veteran. I have had many challenges in life over the years. I’ve been deployed three times to the Middle East and one tour to Central America. I’ve been through US Special forces training and have earned 2 masters degrees. But my passion has always been baseball.
In 2015, I was injured in an IED explosion in the Middle East – breaking my back in 3 places, and breaking my left throwing arm so sever it popped out of the skin. I spent the next 6 months in a body cast and then the next 2.5 years learning how to throw right handed because I knew some day that I wanted to try and play pro baseball.  I never gave up hope or lost sight of my goal.
In 2019, I attended a pro tryout in Dallas, Texas where I met Joe Torre. Joe gave me a chance to compete and attend spring training in Florida where I am continuing my path to becoming a professional baseball player.
Never give up hope or let anyone tell you that you can’t do something, or let your environment contain you from growing out of it.
Be ready for change and accept failure, but never give up