South Jersey Baseball:
Saturday, July 24, 2004
By Don Delaney
Hall of Famer Robin Roberts will make a pitch at Campbell’s Field, home of the Camden Riversharks, to promote the New Jersey Lottery’s newest instant game, Winning Legends. The baseball legend will be on hand on Monday July 26th to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and be available on the concourse for a limited time to sign autographs.
Roberts’ appearance, courtesy of The New Jersey Lottery and MDI Entertainment, will be to promote the Lottery’s latest scratch off game, Winning Legends. The $2 ticket features fellow Phillies Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton. The top prize for the game is $30,000.
Roberts was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976. He is the Phillies career leader in games pitched, complete games and innings pitched. He won 20 games six years in a row (1950-55), including a career-high 28 in 1952.
The Camden Riversharks play in the independent Atlantic League.
Since its inception in 1970, the New Jersey State Lottery has contributed over $13.4 billion to State education and institutions. Currently, the New Jersey State Lottery offers players a wide variety of entertaining instant games and five different computerized online games. As the state’s fourth largest revenue producer, the New Jersey State Lottery saved taxpayers over $764 million in fiscal year ’03 by returning game proceeds to important educational programs and state-run facilities. In addition, the New Jersey State Lottery awarded an unprecedented $1.17 billion in prizes to more than 88 million winners. On average, six thousand businesses throughout the Garden State prosper from their partnership with the New Jersey State Lottery. New Jersey does not tax New Jersey Residents on New Jersey State Lottery winnings.