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A's Homestand Highlights August 25 - 27

The Oakland A's will host the Texas Rangers for a weekend series, Aug. 25 - 27, at the Oakland Coliseum. The three-game homestand includes the Dennis Eckersley Gate dedication, Eckersley bobblehead giveaway, and the fifth annual Oakland A's Community Fund Bowling Bash.

The team will dedicate Dennis Eckersley Gate at D Gate at 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25. Eckersley, and members of his family, will be joined by his former teammates for the dedication ceremony, including Rickey Henderson, Carney Lansford, Mike Moore and Terry Steinbach. The club will also host Dennis Eckersley Day on Saturday, Aug. 26 when 15,000 fans receive an Eckersley bobblehead, presented by Chevron ExtraMile. He will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday's game.  

The Oakland A's will host the Texas Rangers for a weekend series, Aug. 25 - 27, at the Oakland Coliseum. The three-game homestand includes the Dennis Eckersley Gate dedication, Eckersley bobblehead giveaway, and the fifth annual Oakland A's Community Fund Bowling Bash.

The team will dedicate Dennis Eckersley Gate at D Gate at 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25. Eckersley, and members of his family, will be joined by his former teammates for the dedication ceremony, including Rickey Henderson, Carney Lansford, Mike Moore and Terry Steinbach. The club will also host Dennis Eckersley Day on Saturday, Aug. 26 when 15,000 fans receive an Eckersley bobblehead, presented by Chevron ExtraMile. He will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday's game.  

The A's, along with all MLB clubs, will wear non-traditional alternate uniforms this weekend during the inaugural Players Weekend. Each player will wear his nickname of choice on the back of his jersey, and a patch on his sleeve to pay tribute to a person or persons who aided their career.

Friday, August 25 | Texas Rangers | 7:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 5:05 p.m.

Parking: 4 p.m.

DENNIS ECKERSLEY GATE DEDICATION: The team will dedicate Dennis Eckersley Gate at D Gate at 4 p.m. Members of Eckersley's family will be joined by his former teammates for the dedication ceremony, including Rickey Henderson, Carney Lansford, Mike Moore and Terry Steinbach.

ITALIAN HERITAGE NIGHT: Fans who pre-purchase the Italian Heritage Night special ticket for the game will receive an A's Italian Heritage beanie and entry into a pregame party in the Eastside Club. To purchase tickets, visit athletics.com/italian.

NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA AUTHENTIC FAN FRIDAY: Every Friday home game, fans in sections 316 - 318, will receive a giveaway, a personalized photo booth card, $6 food or merchandise value, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit athletics.com/authenticfan.

OAKLAND A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the Oakland A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the Oakland A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

National Anthem: Maria Pignati

Ceremonial First Pitch: Chevron ExtraMile representative

Saturday, August 26 | Texas Rangers | 1:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 10:30 a.m.

Parking: 8 a.m.

DENNIS ECKERSLEY BOBBLEHEAD: 15,000 fans will receive a Dennis Eckersley bobblehead, presented by Chevron ExtraMile.

OAKLAND A's COMMUNITY FUND BOWLING BASH: The A's will host the fifth annual Bowling Bash on Saturday evening at Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl. The event brings together A's coaches, players, and the community for a night benefiting the Oakland A's Community Fund. This is a private event and not open to the public.

OAKLAND A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the Oakland A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the Oakland A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

OAKLAND A's COMMUNITY FUND SILENT AUCTION: Every Saturday and Sunday home game (and other select games), the Oakland A's Community Fund hosts a silent auction featuring signed and unsigned A's memorabilia as well as game-used items. The silent auctions are located in the A's fan center behind section 120 and end with the last out in the bottom of the fifth inning.

National Anthem: Daniel Borup

Ceremonial First Pitch: Dennis Eckersley

Sunday, August 27 | Texas Rangers | 1:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 11:05 a.m.

Parking: 9 a.m.                                                           

LAW ENFORCEMENT DAY: The 16th annual Law Enforcement Day features a pregame BBQ Tailgate and a pregame on-field motorcade. To purchase tickets for this special event, visit athletics.com/law.

TAKE THE FIELD WITH THE A's: The Take the Field with the A's program gives youth baseball and softball teams the chance to live out their Major League dreams. Members of local baseball leagues join Oakland A's players on the field during the National Anthem.

OAKLAND A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the Oakland A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the Oakland A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

OAKLAND A's COMMUNITY FUND SILENT AUCTION: Every Saturday and Sunday home game (and other select games), the A's Community Fund hosts a silent auction featuring signed and unsigned A's memorabilia as well as game-used items. The silent auctions are located in the A's fan center behind section 120 and end with the last out in the bottom of the fifth inning.

RACE AROUND THE BASES: Race Around the Bases, presented by Sutter Health, invites children 14 years old and younger onto the field after most Sunday day games to run the bases. Each participant will receive an A's Fitness Sluggers cheer card as they leave the field.

National Anthem: Sgt. Robert Payne

Ceremonial First Pitch: Michael Foley Jr. (son of a fallen police officer)

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