Minor league baseball team capitalizes on LeBron James' Akron ties

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The Akron RubberDucks retired James’ jersey number. (AP Photo)
The Akron RubberDucks retired James’ jersey number. (AP Photo)

LeBron James never played baseball for the Akron RubberDucks, and he’s not even a fan of the Cleveland Indians – instead opting for the Yankees.

But nonetheless, his ties to his hometown are invaluable.

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The RubbersDucks took advantage of that connection Monday night, when during their game against the Altoona Curve, they retired James’ number, 23.

But there was more: the team offered $5 tickets to anyone who showed up in LeBron James gear, and a dollar of each of those tickets went to the LeBron James Family Foundation.

At least they used James’ draw to contribute to a good cause.

On top of the ticket promotion, a food vendor offered a burger named The G.O.A.T. in James’ honor.

Claiming LeBron is the GOAT is one thing, but the jury is still very much out on whether that ballpark burger is.

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