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Red Wings Celebrate the 1958 Geneva Redlegs on June 22, 2018

McDonough Park is honored to be celebrating the  60th Anniversary of the 1958 team on June 22, 2018 as the Geneva Red Wings take on the Newark Pilots.

We will have some of the 1958 team players on hand during the game and other festivities planned.

The Geneva Redlegs were part of the New York-Penn League from 1958-1962. Notable Geneva Redlegs that went on to play in Major League Baseball include Hall of Famer Tony Perez (1960/61) and MLB all-time hits leader Pete Rose (1960) as well as Cesar Tovar (1961), and Art Shamsky (1960).

See our entire seasons schedule at http://genevaredwings.com/schedule/

 

Former Geneva Senators Player Johnny Jones Visits McDonough Park

Former Geneva Senators Player Johnny Jones Visits McDonough Park

GENEVA: ON March 21, 2018, McDonough Park played host to former Geneva Senators player Johnny Jones and his family. Jones was a catcher and played at McDonough Park in 1968. He was visiting from Tennessee and was here on vacation.

The Geneva Senators was a minor league baseball team that played in the New York-Penn League from 1963-1972. They were an affiliate team of the Washington Senators and in the final year the Texas Rangers.

Jones’s son Jason stated “Baseball has been a big part of our lives and this trip has been worth the miles traveled. Geneva reminds me of our rural Tennessee country with its rolling hills and farmland.”

The Geneva Red Wings will celebrate this summer as McDonough Park turns 60 years old. The Red Wings are set to return on June 2, 2018 for opening day against the Newark Pilots. This is the third season that the Geneva Red Wings are a part of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.

For more information, contact Susan Capozzi at marketing@genevaredwings.com or 315-856-0545.

 

60 Years for McDonough Park!

The Geneva Red Wings 2018 season will mark 60 years for McDonough Park! Watch our website and all our social media platforms for more information about the special events we will be holding during this historic summer season!

Internship Opportunities

The Geneva Red Wings are offering a few internship opportunities for the 2018 season including Video and Broadcasting. We need someone who can broadcast our games along several platforms.
Additionally, we are offering internships in game operations, pubic relations, ticket office and customer service.
Most internships run from Late May- the beginning of August. If so desired, applicants are eligible to receive college credit. If interested, submit a resume and a brief letter of interest to marketing@genevaredwings.com

Our Experience as a Host Family for the Geneva Red Wings

What does being a host family mean? Well for us it meant welcoming another family member to our household but that’s getting ahead of myself! 

When we first decided to be a host family we were excited but apprehensive. Allowing a stranger to come into our house with our kids made us a bit nervous but once we learned who our player was my son immediately started reaching out to him and let us know a bit more about him. The minute Joseph pulled into our driveway and gave us all hugs he just fit right in with our family. 

Joseph’s schedule was focused on baseball but any free time he had he spent with us. He came with us to our sons baseball games and to family events. We took him and another player to Cooperstown to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. He even helped our daughter study for her tests in school as he wants to be a teacher when he graduates college. We provided him with a home so he could just focus on playing baseball. 

Our summer was spent enjoying great baseball at McDonough Park and we now have an extended family member who lives in Louisiana! 

Our experience could not have been better and I would encourage anyone who is interested in hosting a Geneva Red Wings baseball player for 2018 to contact us for more information. You could be hosting the next big MLB star or you could just be providing a young man a wonderful home experience while they are away from their own homes.

Either way I would encourage you to explore the idea, talk about it with your families and contact us to host a player – call me at 315-856-0545 or email to marketing@genevaredwings.com to find out more information or to sign up as a host family!

FREE ADMISSION to McDonough Park tonight!

Fans – you are all FREE to get into McDonough Park tonight! We want the entire City of Geneva to come out for our last regular season contest before the playoffs. Enjoy not only FREE admission but fireworks after the game and cheer on your Geneva Red Wings as they take on the Elmira Pioneers in a contest to determine Playoff home field advantage!!

7/27/17 Game against Newark is at 7:05


Tonights double header game against the Newark Pilots in Newark is scheduled to start at 7:05pm due to the weather. Come out to Colburn Park and support your Geneva Red Wings! Watch for updates on our social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

7/23/17 Today’s Game was Cancelled

Today’s game against the Newark Pilots was cancelled due to inclement weather. We will be in Newark tomorrow night to play a double header. Join us at Colburn Park as the first game starts at 5pm. Come out and cheer on your Geneva Red Wings!