Vallejo, Calif., police are still investigating a break-in that occurred on Thursday evening at the Vallejo Admirals clubhouse at Wilson Park. More than $20,000 worth of team uniforms, computer networking equipment and merchandise was stolen. A statement on the club’s Facebook page stated,
“It is very sad and pathetic. We are extremely disappointed by this senseless action.”
The club urges anyone with any information about this theft to contact local police. The club is offering two season tickets to anyone with information leading to an arrest in this case.
The Vallejo Admirals are one of four teams in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs.
UPDATE 11:43 p.m. EST: According to the Vallejo Times-Herald, the thieves came away with modems and routers used for the broadcast of Admirals games, along with five boxes of shirts and sweatshirts.
The general manager of Greater Vallejo Recreation District, the service that operates Wilson Park, Shane McAffee said the break-in happened sometime in December when a padlock to the clubhouse door was snapped off — not on Thursday evening as we originally reported.
The Admirals have established a Go Fund Me page and are hoping to raise $7,500 to replace the stolen uniforms. So far, they’ve raised $755. If you’d like to donate, you can go to the page here.
Anton Joe is an Independent League Baseball Reporter for Baseball Essential. You can follow him on Twitter @AntonJoe_BBE.