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Sports Briefs 8-7-2013

Vintage Baseball World Series; Free Youth Clinic and Former Major Leaguers Coming to Santa Clara
The 2013 Legends of Baseball Vintage World Series is August 16-18 at Washington Park in Santa Clara. On Friday, August 16, a free youth clinic will be held, followed by a charity baseball game. Former MLB players, including former Giants slugger Kevin Mitchell will participate in the festivities. Visit www.VintageWorldSeries.com and www.vintage9.org for more information.

Mission City Bowl Date Set
The annual Mission City Bowl, pitting Santa Clara’s cross-town rivals Wilcox Chargers against the perennial underdog Santa Clara Bruins takes place November 8 under the lights at Bruins Stadium at Santa Clara High School.

Wilcox Football Seeking 2013 Program Advertisers
The Wilcox High School football is seeking advertisers for the 2013 football program book. E-mail wilcoxchargersfootball@yahoo.com for more information.

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Santa Clara Native’s Stellar Streak Continues in A’s Farm System
Santa Clara native Carlos Hernandez continues a stellar streak for the Oakland Athletics’ Double-A Texas League Midland RockHounds. Hernandez compiled two strikeouts and allowed zero earned runs in a no-decision on July 29. He then recorded his seventh win August 3, going eight innings, striking out 10 and walking one, allowing one run on a home run – one of only two hits allowed. Hernandez leads the team in ERA (2.21) and WHIP (1.13) and is second in wins (7) and strikeouts (90).

John McVay to be Inducted into Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame
The San Francisco 49ers and the York family recently announced that John McVay will be the 24th inductee into the Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony, held October 12, will honor McVay for his outstanding achievements and contributions to the 49ers organization. Additionally, he will be recognized during halftime of the 49ers contest against the Arizona Cardinals on October 13.

“John played an integral role in the great success our franchise has achieved, helping to construct teams responsible for five Super Bowl victories,” said 49ers Chief Executive Officer Jed York. “His knowledge of the game and coaching experience allowed him to develop a great partnership with both Bill Walsh and George Seifert that was evident in the team’s performance on the field. John’s commitment and contributions to the 49ers helped to form the rich tradition we strive to carry on today.”

McVay joined the 49ers in 1979 as the team’s director of player personnel and went on to spend 21 seasons in all with the franchise. Among the many roles he filled throughout his tenure, McVay served as vice president and general manager from 1983-94 before retiring in 1995. He rejoined the franchise in 1999 and served as vice president/director of football operations through the 2003 season.

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