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Newark Bears Sign Two New Coaches- Ralph Citarella and Ken “Obie” Oberkfell

A native of New Jersey and former Major League pitcher of Saint Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox, Ralph Citarella joins the new Newark Bears Professional Team as their pitching coach for the 2012 season. Mr. Citarella has already begun to train and assist the Bears with player development and is preparing for spring tryouts in April.

Ken “Obie” Oberkfell, former 2011 Bench Coach for the New York Mets, will be joining the New Newark Bears Professional Baseball Team coaching staff for their 2012 season. Obie played in the Major Leagues for 16 years. He played on the 1982 World Series Championship for St. Louis Cardinals. In 2005, he was awarded Manager of the year by Baseball America.

Citerella and Oberkfell will be making their first appearance during the Bears annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 18th at the Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium located at 450 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102.

For more information contact the Newark Bears office at 973-848-1000 or send an email to info@newarkbears.com. You can also learn more by visiting www.newarkbears.com.


Newark Bears Annual Mardi Gras Talent Open Audition!

 This is your chance to be seen!

The Newark Bears is seeking unique and talented acts to perform at the Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on February 18, 2012. All types of talent, from singers, bands, dance performances of all genres and unique acts. All interested must forward a recent video clip along with; all parties in your groups full names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, ages and name/ type of performance by January 23, 2012. Send all information to


Live auditions will take place January 28th and registration is limited! Winners will not only be scheduled to showcase their talent but will also be heavily promoted to offer more awareness of your talent plus other prizes!

Newark Bears Bring Ozzie Canseco Back

The RHP Returns To Affiliated Baseball

              Newark, N.J. (August 22, 2011):      

            The Newark Bears bring home Ozzie Canseco, former Major League Baseball player and the identical twin brother of former Major League Baseball player José Canseco, back to Newark to coach the rest of this season.

Canseco played with the Newark Bears where he hit 48 home runs in 2000 and was named Atlantic League Player of the Year.

Only a few weeks left of the season, Canseco is sure to join the new owner’s mission to improve the brand and to add more surprises that fans will love.