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Sports Briefs 8-14-2013

Santa Clara Native Carlos Hernandez Promoted to Oakland A’s Triple-A Sacramento Rivercats
After allowing only six earned runs (0.87 ERA) and striking out 41 over his last 10 games with the Oakland Athletics’ Single-A Midland Rockhounds team, Santa Clara native Carlos Hernandez was promoted to the Sacramento Rivercats – the Athletics’ Triple-A team in the Pacific Coast League. During the 10-game stretch, Hernandez recorded nine six or more inning starts. In over 25 games this season, the southpaw compiled a 7-7 record with a 2.18 ERA and 96 strikeouts.

Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Claim DCI Championship
The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets claimed the Drum Corps International Open Division Championship on Aug. 6 in Indiana, claiming the title by nearly a half point over Blue Devils B team. The Vanguard finished fourth at the DCI Championships this past weekend. Visit for more information on Santa Clara Vanguard.

49ers Launch NFC Championship Ring Raffle
The 49ers recently announced the launch of an NFC Championship Ring Raffle. Through September, fans may enter a raffle for a chance to own a piece of the 49ers Quest for Six, an authentic 2012 NFC Championship Ring produced by Tiffany & Co. and commissioned by the San Francisco 49ers. Proceeds from the Ring Raffle will benefit the 49ers Foundation. Enter the raffle at


The winner’s ring will be the same make and model, and will consist of the same materials and jewels, as the 49ers players ring. The winner’s last name will be engraved on the side of his/her ring. The raffle winner will be announced on Oct. 1.

49ers Team Store Open at Westfield Valley Fair
The San Francisco 49ers have opened a 49ers team store at Westfield Valley Fair ( 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara). The grand opening celebration will be on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Gold rush cheerleaders will welcome fans as they arrive. Event attendees will receive an exclusive 49ers item and can enter to win tickets to the 49ers season opener vs. the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 8 at Candlestick Park. Visit the San Francisco 49ers team store at

Vintage Baseball World Series Comes to Santa Clara
The 2013 Legends of Base Ball Vintage World Series takes place Aug. 16-18 at historic Washington Park in Santa Clara. On Friday, Aug. 16, a free youth clinic will be held, followed by a charity baseball game. Several former major league players will be participating, including former Giants slugger and 1989 National League MVP Kevin Mitchell. The 19th Century Baseball Tournament will feature four teams turning the clock back over 125 years to take guests back to an old fashioned-style of base ball (the game was originally written as two words), with players wearing knickers, wielding heavy, fat handled bats, catching with web-less mitts no bigger than backyard gardening gloves and abiding by gentlemen’s rules that have faded or been lost over the years. Tickets are just $4 for a full day of fun with the Legends (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday). Or get an all-event pass to get into all games and festivities for the whole weekend for only $10. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Special Legends and youth t-shirts are available for only $5 with the purchase of tickets (while supplies last). Visit and for more information.


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