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Team Israel to play at Bethpage Ballpark


Team Israel, the Israeli national baseball team that will represent the Jewish state in the 2020 Summer Olympics, will play an exhibition game at Bethpage Ballpark against the Long Island Black Sox, a team of local amateurs, on Tuesday, July 21, in a fundraiser for Team Israel.

“We are very excited to welcome Team Israel to our ballpark this summer,” said Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff. “This game will offer fans a unique opportunity to witness and support an exciting group of Olympians prior to the 2020 Games in Tokyo.”

The game will be Israel’s final contest in the United States before heading to the Olympic Games after two weeks of training camp in the northeastern U.S. As many as 33 players will be part of Team Israel’s roster, including several players known to baseball fans, some with previous Major League experience and current minor leaguers.

First pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 p.m. Tickets for the game are $18 for all available seating locations, with 50 percent of the ticket purchases being donated to Team Israel to help fund its Olympic operations. Tickets can be bought at the Bethpage Ballpark box office, by calling (631) 940-8499 or going to https://bit.ly/2ve17pr.