Aug 4, 2014
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A Richmond baseball field has become a magnet for current and former Oakland A’s players.

A’s outfielder Sam Fuld, third base coach Mike Gallego and three former players are scheduled to run a clinic for 50 Richmond youths at Martin Luther King Jr. ball park near Harbour Way and Cutting Boulevard, which the A’s paid to renovate in May.

The former players include Vida Blue, Willie McGee, and Richmond resident Shooty Babitt.

From 10 a.m. to noon, children between ages 8 and 13 from the Richmond Police Activities League will rotate through five stations: hitting, pitching, outfield, infield and base-running.

Then from noon till 1 p.m., the kids will have lunch with the players as well as A’s mascot Stomper.

For participating, each child will receive an A’s cap and t-shirt. Chevron Richmond is sponsoring the clinic.

“Chevron is proud to partner with the Richmond Police Activities League and the Oakland A’s to excite our Richmond youth about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by demonstrating real world applications through the fundamentals of baseball, ” said Mark Ayers, chief of emergency services at Chevron Richmond. “Chevron Richmond is committed to helping students prepare for the increasing number of technical jobs, and believes that baseball teaches our youth teamwork and leadership skills to help them succeed.”

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  1. Was a great day and a once in a lifetime experience for my kids. Thank you A’s and Chevron

    Christopher Bird | Aug 6th, 2014

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.