Gotham Baseball Magazine To Host Third Annual Gotham Cup At Central Park, May 17-18

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Art Shamsky of the 1969 World Champion New York Mets & Senior Editor of Gotham Baseball Magazine will award the Gotham Cup to the winning teams on Sunday, May 18th between 2 PM & 4 PM. This year, 10 teams from all over the Northeast, including Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey will meet in Central Park to compete in the Tournament.

Gotham Baseball Magazine to host the Third Annual Gotham Cup Vintage "Base Ball" Tournament in Central Park, May 17-18, 2008. Tournament to feature teams playing by old time "Base Ball" rules and uniforms from the 19th Century.

WHAT:    
The Third Annual Gotham Cup Vintage Baseball Tournament

WHEN:        
Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th, 2008 (*** Rain or Shine***)
Preliminary games begin 10:00am ET Saturday; Championship games begin 12:00am ET Sunday

WHERE:    
The North Meadow in Central Park, New York

WHO:    
Special guest Art Shamsky of the 1969 World Champion New York Mets & Senior Editor of Gotham Baseball Magazine will award the Gotham Cup to the winning teams on Sunday, May 18th between 2 PM & 4 PM. This year, 10 teams from all over the Northeast, including Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey will meet in Central Park to compete in the Tournament.    

Available for interviews will be: Mark Healey, Gotham Baseball Magazine, Executive Editor; Gene Berardelli, Gotham Baseball Magazine, Publisher; Ken Schlapp, Tournament Coordinator/The New York Gothams

DETAILS:    
Gotham Baseball Magazine invites you to go back in time to the 19th Century as teams from all over the Northeast converge on the North Meadow of Central Park for the 3rd Annual Gotham Cup Vintage Base Ball Tournament to be held on Saturday May 17th and Sunday May 18th.

This unique game will certainly entertain and educate the general public about the historical roots of the country's national past time. Teams will use authentic replicas of 19th century equipment and wear 19th century-style uniforms. Even the umpires will wear era-appropriate attire - and the rules are unique to say the least (like underhand pitching, no gloves allowed, and catching a ball on one bound is an out).

After the games, the scene shifts to the DIVE BAR, located at 732 Amsterdam Avenue for "Ye Olde Base Ball Bash" - a post-game party hosted by the Dive Bar and sponsored by Budweiser and Dewars. The night's events include drink specials for all, live music, a scheduled live broadcast of Gotham Sports Radio, and a special appearance by Art Shamsky, a member of the 1969 World Champion New York Mets.

Then on Sunday, May 18th, "Gotham's Champions" will be crowned - and Art Shamsky will award the Cup to the victors.

For more information on the teams, complete rules and tournament schedule, please contact Gene Berardelli at (718) 891-1937 or via email at GBerardelli@Gmail.com

About Gotham Baseball
Gotham Baseball Magazine, published by Gotham Sports Media LLC, was founded in 2005, and is the only periodical dedicated to comprehensive coverage of New York area baseball. The company also owns and operates the Gotham Sports Network, a collection of award-winning websites that boasts the largest audience of any independent New York sports media outlet. For more information, visit Gotham Sports Media online at http://www.gothamsportsmedia.com.

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