If you didn’t OD on Americana during last weekend’s Independence Day celebrations, you can catch America’s national pastime in Lowell, Mass., tonight and tomorrow night, as the hometown Spinners play the West Virginia Black Bears in minor league baseball.
Minor league ball gives you the chance to see some likely stars of the future—more than 75 Spinners have graduated to the Red Sox or other major league teams—at a fraction of the cost of a Fenway Park ticket. Among those future major leaguers were Red Sox players Kevin Youkilis, Jonathan Papelbon, and Clay Buchholz. Last year, the Spinners finished the season in third place in their division.
Lowell is a Boston Red Sox Class-A farm team in the New York–Pennsylvania League. Boston’s other regional farm team, the Pawtucket Red Sox, play at home tomorrow night against Lehigh Valley; both those teams are in the Triple-A International League.
The Lowell Spinners host the West Virginia Black Bears tonight, July 9, and Friday night, July 10, at 7:05 p.m. at Edward A. LeLacheur Park, 450 Aiken Street, Lowell. Single-game tickets run $7 to $10 each. Find directions and parking information here.