Fort Myers goes Major League

No, no, no. Major League Baseball isn’t going to expand to Fort Myers. The local minor league club, the Miracle, will have a Major League themed day coming Saturday. Major League as in the movie Major League.

Actor Corbin Bernsen, who played the role of Roger Dorn will make a special appearance at Hammond Stadium, home of the Fort Myers Miracle, as he will sign autographs and will pose for photos with fans.

Bernsen played character third baseman Roger Dorn in all three “Major League” movies. His acting career spans more than four decades and includes appearances in movies, sitcoms, dramas, soap operas and game shows. Bernsen, 64, also is known for his roles as divorce attorney Arnold Becker on the NBC drama series “L.A. Law” that ran eight seasons beginning in 1986.

The first 500 fans that pass the turn styles will receive a custom Roger Dorn jersey.

The 1989 movie “Major League” is a comedy on the fictionalized version of the Cleveland Indians. Bernsen starred in the two sequels, “Major League II” in 1994 and “Back to the Minors” in 1998 that did not enjoy the same box office success as the original that also co-starred Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger.

Last season, the Fort Myers Miracle (A-Advanced, Florida State League) extended their Fort Myers MiraclePDC with the Minnesota Twins with four more years through 2022. The reigning Florida State League champion

Even though Wikipedia claims the team was founded in 1926 as the Fort Myers Palms, the team is continuously operating since 1962 as the Miami Marlins (1962-1970 and 1982-1988), the Miami Orioles (1971-1981) and the Miami Miracle (1989-1991) before the club moved to Fort Myers in 1992 as the Florida Marlins made its appearance in Miami.

Under the various monikers, the team won the Florida State League championship in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1978, 2014 and 2018.

 

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