Postal Service to unveil new Major League Baseball Forever stamps at Bats’ game
LOUISVILLE, KY — The U.S. Postal Service and the Louisville Bats are teaming up to unveil the latest Forever stamps featuring four baseball greats – Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Willie Stargell and Ted Williams.
The new stamps will be unveiled before the Louisville Bats game at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 20 at Louisville Slugger Field, 401 E. Main St., Louisville, KY.
District Manager Sam Jaudon and Louisville Postmaster Jenny Bennett with throw out first pitches with baseballs featuring a postmark and past postage stamps of legendary baseball players Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth, both of whom used Louisville Sluggers.
“The Postal Service prides itself on delivering mail to every home,” said Alisa Zanetti, Marketing Manager for the Kentuckiana District. “With postmarked baseballs, USPS will even make a special delivery to home plate!”
Zanetti said the baseball would be donated to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
“Throwing the first pitch with legendary stamps makes history, but receiving a hand-written letter in the mail creates a legacy,” said Zanetti. “We hope baseball fans worldwide will purchase the new Forever stamps.”
Events are planned in Cooperstown for July 20 – when the stamps officially go on sale – and on July 21 in the cities where each baseball star played: DiMaggio in New York, Doby in Cleveland, Stargell in Pittsburgh and Williams in Boston.
Baseballs featuring a postmark and past stamps of Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson will be used during the first pitch at the June 20 Louisville Bats game.
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