Photos: Salute to the Kansas City A’s

Saturday’s pregame festivities featured a Salute to the Kansas City A’s.  Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, a member of the 1956 A’s, was on hand.  (Side note – Lasorda spent time as a Royal, that is, in Montreal.  The Montreal Royals were the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate during Lasorda’s playing career.)

Let’s take a look at the photos:

  • Two young fans had their picture taken with a Missouri mule, which was outfitted with Charlie O.’s original blanket.  Charlie Finley anointed Charlie O as the Kansas City A’s mascot.
  • Two legends – Tommy Lasorda with groundskeeping great George Toma.
  • Lew Krausse, who debuted with the A’s at age 18, threw out a ceremonial first pitch.  Brayan Pena was his catcher for the first pitch.
  • Lasorda chatting with KC outfielder Jeff Francoeur.
  • Kansas City A’s alumni and former groundskeeper George Toma were honored during the pregame ceremony.


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