Oakland A’s to Hold Swim Team Night, Manuel & Neal Throwing First Pitch

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The Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball will hold Swim Team night Tuesday, as part of the festivities, the NCAA champion Stanford women will be recognized before the game. Olympic medalists Simone Manuel and Lia Neal will throw out the first pitch.

According to the A’s official website, the team is “inviting out Bay Area swim teams at all levels, as well as their friends and family, to our inaugural Swim Team Night. All participants that purchase a SPECIAL TICKET for this event will receive an exclusive A’s Swim Cap.”

The game begins at 7:05 p.m. Pacific time as the A’s take on the Houston Astros. Find more details on the A’s official website here.



  1. Steve Schaffer

    This apparently is becoming “a thing” in pro sports marketing circles. The Coyotes hockey team are planning a similar event for the coming season in Phoenix.

  2. Paul Thad Walliker

    Love this!!! Members of my sons club are doing a day at a minor league team. He is super excited!

Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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