07/10/2008 10:02 PM
Billy Joel may be preparing for his Last Play At Shea, but before that, he will appear at KeySpan Park -- OK, not in the flesh, but on a collectible giveaway baseball!
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Billy Joel's breakout album "The Stranger" with the release of two special editions -- a Deluxe Limited Edition and a 2 CD Legacy Edition -- of the best-selling multi-platinum collection which catapulted Billy Joel into the upper ranks of pop music superstardom. Each will pay tribute to classics such as "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," "The Stranger," "She's Always a Woman," "Only the Good Die Young," and "Just the Way You Are" and are available now.
On Saturday, July 12, beginning at 6 PM, the Brooklyn Cyclones will pay tribute to the Piano Man with a Salute to Billy Joel. The first 2,500 fans through the turnstiles will receive a commemorative Billy Joel Baseball. In addition, fans will have the chance to win two (2) free tickets to see the six-time Grammy Award winner perform at Shea Stadium on July 16 or 18, courtesy of Sony.
"Billy Joel is an institution the world over, but he has always maintained his New York State of Mind, so it makes perfect sense for us to celebrate his legendary career at KeySpan Park," said Steve Cohen, General Manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones. "From commemorative baseballs to prize packs and trivia contests, we are paying homage to a one of a kind performer."
As part of the festivities, giveaways will also include prize packs featuring The Stranger Deluxe Box Set, a limited edition poster and a vinyl copy of the original The Stranger album. In-between innings, fans can participate in both Billy Joel-themed trivia contests and sing-a-longs of his most popular tunes, many of which will be played throughout the game.