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By Allen Payton
Former San Francisco Giants Manager Dusty Baker stopped by Antioch to sign autographs for fans during a session at Kangazoom, on Sunday afternoon, December 18. He was joined by former Major League Baseball players Mike Norris and Mike Felder, who also signed autographs for the fans, both young and old
Baker, who is a graduate of Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California and lives in Sacramento, led the Giants to the 2002 National League pennant, and also managed the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds. He’s currently the manager for the Washington Nationals and led all three of the latter teams to the playoffs.
As a player for 19 years with the Giants, Oakland A’s, Atlanta Braves and L.A. Dodgers, Baker helped the Dodgers to pennants in 1977 and 1978 and a World Series Championship in 1981.
He spent his time at Kangazoom talking with fans including the Game Changers Little League baseball team. The event was also sponsored by Oliver Scott and a meal for the players and organizers was provided by Southern Café in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown, later that afternoon.
This is the second autograph signing by former Major League Baseball players held by Kangazoom since they opened in September. The family fun center features batting cages, miniature golf, indoor jumpers, party rooms and a snack bar. Kangazoom is located at 501 Auto Center Drive, between W. 4th and W. 10th Streets in Antioch. For more information call (925) 776-4386, like their Facebook page or visit www.kangazoom-antioch.com.
Children and families are invited to attend the grand opening of the new all-access playground in Prewett Community Park on Saturday, November 5, 2016. A ribbon-cutting and community celebration will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the opening of the playground. There will be refreshments and activities for kids throughout the morning.
The Prewett Park playground is the newest all-access playground in the City of Antioch park system. Funding was provided by the Antioch Mello Roos District funding.
Prewett Community Park is located at 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch CA; across the street from Deer Valley High School. The playground is located on the east side of the park.
For more information about the playground opening and the ribbon-cutting celebration call the Antioch Recreation Department at 925-776-3050.