Former Quincy Gem’s ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte has been called up to the Oakland A’s from Triple-A Nashville. Venditte, who played for the Quincy Gems in the Central Illinois Collegiate League in 2006, will be in uniform when the A’s meet the Boston Red Sox tonight.
The Major League Baseball season begins this Sunday as the St. Louis Cardinals meet the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The historic field is undergoing extensive renovations much like Quincy University Stadium is. With that in mind, I took the opportunity to ask one of the new owners of the Quincy Gems, Terry Martin, a few questions about the upcoming Gems season which begins May 27.