St. Mary’s High School standout to showcase talents in front of major league teams
- Area Code Games: The Lodi Connection
The Area Code Baseball Games were created in 1987 in Lodi by Bob
Williams and the Northern California Major League Scouts. The goal
was to bring together the best high school underclassmen from
geographical areas based on telephone area codes.
Nearly 3,000 athletes compete nationwide for a chance to
participate in the final Area Code Games, the premiere search for
the nation’s top baseball players. More than 500 major league
players have participated in the Area Code Games.
The games were played at Lodi’s Zupo Field until the early
1990s. Lodi’s John Johnson coached Area Code teams and recalls
future major leaguers Jason Giambi and Eddie Guardado playing in
Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 7:46 am, Wed Aug 3, 2011.
Gio Brusa is representing the 209. The Lodi resident and
incoming senior at St. Mary’s High School was recently selected to
play in the prestigious Area Code Baseball Games.
Brusa was one of 218 players picked out of nearly 3,000
applicants from across the country.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 7:46 am.