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An evening with the young guns of the Red Sox

December 28, 2015
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BANGOR - Sluggers, Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket and Townsquare Media Bangor are bringing to Bangor two of the young guns of the Boston Red Sox - catcher Blake Swihart and first baseman Travis Shaw - for an evening of baseball talk with Maine sports fans at the Gracie Theatre on the Husson University campus. The Jan. 21 event starts at 7 p.m. and includes a VIP 'meet & greet' session followed by a hot stove session that will review great stories and inside information from past seasons and take a look ahead to the 2016 season. Fans will also have an opportunity to ask questions during the hot stove event.

General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $75. Visit to purchase tickets.

Since being taken with the 26th overall pick in the 2011 draft, Swihart has developed a reputation for being effective on both sides of the plate. Though he played short stop in high school, the Sox converted him into acatcherbecause of his athleticism and strong throwing arm.On May 2, 2015, Swihart was called up to the big leagues for the first time. On that day, he recorded his first major league hit against the New York Yankees. A switch hitter, Swihart hit his first career MLBhome runon June 4. At 23 years old, Swihart is the youngest Red Sox catcher to hit a home run since 1982.

The son of All Star closer Jeff Shaw, Travis Shaw was selected by the Sox in the ninth round of the2011 MLB draft. On July 7, Shaw was called up from Triple A Pawtucket and recorded his first major league hit, a second inning single, against theMiami Marlins. Shaw eventually went 3 for 4 on the night with a run scored. On Aug. 1, Shaw homered twice, went 4 for 4 with a walk and was a triple shy of the cycle. Two weeks later, in Boston's 15-1 rout of theSeattle Mariners, Shaw went 3-5 with two home runs, his second career two-homer game. He became the second player ever to have two two-homer games in his first 18 games of his career as the Sox won 15-1.

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