Pro Baseball Team Announces Open Tryouts

NEWARK – The Newark Bears professional baseball team will be holding open tryouts for a possible spot on the 2010 roster. The tryouts will be held Saturday, April 10 at 10 a.m. at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark, with a rain date set for April 11. There will be a fee of $75 for all participants.

To participate in the tryouts, players must a high school graduate at least 18 years of age. Players also should be eligible to play now and not have any conflicts with college eligibility or full-time jobs.

The tryouts will include all basic practice drills, such as hitting, pitching, and fielding. Participants will be required to bring all of their own equipment (gloves, bats, and spikes, etc). Manager Tim Raines, coach Ron Karkovice and general manager R.C. Reuteman will all be on hand to evaluate players’ performance.

All who are interested in trying out should contact the Bears prior to the tryouts, though there will be day-of signups. To pre-register, download your application from and mail it along with payment by cash, checks made payable to Newark Bears Baseball or credit card to:
Newark Bears Professional Baseball
450 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

The Newark Bears are a member of the eight-team Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium.

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