Nine is an important number in baseball. It’s the number of innings in a game. It’s the number of players on the field and in a lineup. It’s also the number of baseball teams who have signed Eric Stangel and Justin Stangel to one-day contracts.
Today the Spearfish Sasquatch, a South Dakota ballclub in the Independence League made it official.
“We’re proud to join the team. Growing up in the suburbs of New York, it was every kid’s dream to join a South Dakota collegiate baseball team. I am now living that dream,” said Eric Stangel.
“A lot of times when I walk in the woods people confuse me for Sasquatch, so it’s kinda perfect,” said Justin Stangel.
The Sasquatch added a special perk to the Stangels’ contract. In addition to joining the roster, each Stangel brother will also be allowed to model a piece of merchandise for the team website, SpearfishSasquatch.com.
Game tickets are now available on the site. The home opener is Friday May 27th.
Video of the signing can be seen below. Eric Schmidt, Sasquatch Owner and General Manager mentioned a special promotion this season, July 3rd’s Baseball Card Night. It’s an attempt to get kids and adults interested in the hobby. Fans have been sending in packs and boxes for the team to give away. If interested, DM the team on their twitter page @sprfshsasquatch.