5 Greeks You Should Know About
By Giuliana Harris
Alas, baseball is here, one of America’s favorite pastimes! With summer in full swing, here are some teams that will hit it out of the park with Greek Heritage Nights. Whether you can attend or not, perhaps you can find a broadcast or livestream that you can tune in to! If watching the game from home, you can revel in the spirit that kefi is in full-force at the ballpark on the screen. Some of the Greek Heritage Nights featured themed t-shirts or hats with Greek décor, Greek Folk Dance groups performing, as well as Greek Orthodox Choirs/Singers. Additionally, you may find a gyro or Greek themed snacks and food trucks at certain Greek Heritage Nights as well! Be sure to check the team’s official websites to see what kind of celebratory fun is included. Listings sourced from MLB and MiLB official websites.
Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia, PA (Major League Baseball): Greek Heritage Night with the Phillies was held May 29, 2019 at 7:05 PM. The Phillies played the St. Louis Cardinals. Citizens Bank Park is the home of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Oakland Athletics, Oakland, CA (Major League Baseball): The A’s hosted their second Greek Heritage Night on May 31, 2019 at 7:07 PM. Against the Houston Astros at the A’s home, the Oakland Coliseum.
San Jose Giants, San Jose, CA (Minor League Baseball): The San Jose Giants will celebrate their Greek Heritage Night on July 7, 2019 at Municipal Stadium in San Jose, CA.
San Diego Padres, San Diego, CA (Major League Baseball): The Greek Flag certainly matches The San Diego Padres, as their team colors are blue and white! The San Diego Padres Greek Heritage Night will be August 25, 2019 at Petco Park, playing the Boston Red Sox.
San Francisco Giants, San Francisco, CA (Major League Baseball): The San Francisco Giants’ Greek Heritage Night will be September 27, 2019. Playing the Los Angeles Dodgers (another team that rocks blue and white!) at the home of the Giants, Oracle Park.
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