Jackals: Montclair baseball natives.
“Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd…” Okay, you know the rest of the song, and if you don’t, it seems you are well overdue for a night out at the ball field. Did you know Montclair is home to the New Jersey Jackals professional baseball team? That’s right; the athletes that compete in the Canadian-American Association of Baseball call Yogi Berra Stadium at Montclair State University home field.
Yogi Berra Stadium at Montclair State was built in 1998. One fun fact about the stadium is that every dimension of the field ends in the number eight to honor Berra’s time spent on the New York Yankees as #8.
Certainly a statistic Yogi Berra himself would be proud of is that the Jackals recently held a winning streak, winning 10 games in a row this season. There will be more home games this weekend, as the Jackals will be playing on home turf from June 18 through the 24. Tickets can be purchased right up until game time and cost no more than $10, plus, check the website for any all-you-can-eat game nights. Every Saturday night, so long as the game is at home, there is a firework show at Yogi Berra Stadium in addition to the exciting ball game, so be sure to catch all the Saturday home games this summer.
Manager of the victorious team is Joe Calfapietra (#44). The pitching coach, #34 is Anthony Claggett and the assistant coaches are Jerod Edmondson (#11) and Ani Ramos (#1). With such great leadership, it’s no wonder that the Jackals are so hot this season.
The New Jersey Jackals will be playing at home and away all summer long. A (cheap!) ticket to the ballgame makes for a flirty first date, rowdy girls night or fun with the family. In addition to these outings, the stadium hosts group parties, birthday parties, dollar beer nights and more. For more information, visit the New Jersey Jackals website at www,jackals.com and plan your trip to the Yogi Berra Stadium today.
“…Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks, I don’t care if I never get back. Let me root, root, root for the home team! If they don’t win it’s a shame. For it’s one! Two! Three strikes you’re out at the old ball game.”