Twins to hold player tryouts at Hammond Stadium
An annual tradition since their inception in 1961, the Minnesota Twins will hold an open tryout camp for aspiring ballplayers in Fort Myers and the surrounding area on Saturday, June 13. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Hammond Stadium ticket office at the Lee County Sports Complex.
Tryouts are expected to last the entire day. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches.
Anyone eligible to sign a professional contract may register, but players must be high school graduates who have not previously been drafted. They also may not fall under the restriction of major league baseball’s college agreement.
Participants should bring their own gloves and shoes, while the Twins will provide bats and balls.
Several players have been signed to minor league contracts at open tryouts, most recently Chris Brown from the Fort Myers camp in 2004. Three players have made it to the Major Leagues – pitchers Charley Walters (1966) and Gary Serum (1975) and shortstop Jerry Terrell (1968).
For additional information, contact Gary Sharp by phone at 239-768-4210 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.