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RailCats to host open tryout

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The Gary RailCats will host their annual Open Player Tryout at U.S. Steel Yard on Thursday, May 2.

The tryout costs $50, which must be paid in cash only on the day of the tryout. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. for position players and 11:30 a.m. for pitchers.

Players who are trying out must bring their own baseball equipment, including cleats, gloves, wooden bats and catcher’s gear.

Upon arriving at U.S. Steel Yard, players should enter through the RailCats Entry Gate on Stadium Plaza - between Fourth and Fifth Avenue - and head to the field for registration. There is no need to pre-register before the day of the tryout.

Six players who participated in the Open Tryout have gone on to play with the RailCats, including outfielder Mike Coles (2006), and pitchers Justin Roelle (2012), T.J. Wohlever (2011), Andy Weeks (2010), Chris Pfalzgraf (2009) and Dan Soria (2003-04).

For more information on tryouts, call the RailCats at 219-882-2255 or visit