2002-06-22 / Sports

Brooklyn Cyclones Opening Night Successful For Fans And Players

By Elio Velez

Brooklyn Cyclones Opening Night
Successful For Fans And Players
By Elio Velez

On opening night in Coney Island on June 19, a sold out crowd of 8,083 gathered to watch the Cyclones host the Staten Island Yankees. Even though there were dark clouds in the skies, a brief rainfall did not halt the game.On opening night in Coney Island on June 19, a sold out crowd of 8,083 gathered to watch the Cyclones host the Staten Island Yankees. Even though there were dark clouds in the skies, a brief rainfall did not halt the game.
The Cyclones' Mascot, Sandy, waves his feathery hand to the young kids in the crowd before the game.The Cyclones' Mascot, Sandy, waves his feathery hand to the young kids in the crowd before the game.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg (pictured left) in Cyclones hat and jacket, talks to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz before the game.Mayor Michael Bloomberg (pictured left) in Cyclones hat and jacket, talks to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz before the game.

Brooklyn Cyclones Executive Vice-President and COO Jeff Wilpon (pictured left) is handed the 2001 N.Y. Penn League championship trophy by N.Y. Penn League President Ben J. Hayes.Brooklyn Cyclones Executive Vice-President and COO Jeff Wilpon (pictured left) is handed the 2001 N.Y. Penn League championship trophy by N.Y. Penn League President Ben J. Hayes.
The Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones gather on the base paths for the singing of the National Anthem.The Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones gather on the base paths for the singing of the National Anthem.

Yankees' pitcher Jose Valdez winds and throws the pitch to the Cyclones' Andres Rodriguez as Corey Ragsdale gets a lead off second base. Brooklyn won the game 6-4 over the Staten Island Yankees.                                              Photos By Gary G. TomsYankees' pitcher Jose Valdez winds and throws the pitch to the Cyclones' Andres Rodriguez as Corey Ragsdale gets a lead off second base. Brooklyn won the game 6-4 over the Staten Island Yankees.   Photos By Gary G. Toms

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