March 18, 2011A'S PAGE A'S VIDEO
OAKLAND, CALIF. Former Oakland As outfielder Mitchell Page, who passed away March 12 at the age of 59, will be honored at two memorial services next week, the family announced today.
On Thursday, March 24, a 5:30 p.m. service will be held at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at 1401 E. Jefferson St. in Phoenix, Ariz., located close to his final home of Glendale. The family also will celebrate his life and professional baseball career in the Oakland, Calif. Area from noon to 4 p.m. at Rickeys Sports Theater and Grill Sunday, March 27. Rickeys is located at 15028 Hesperian Blvd. in San Leandro.
In lieu of flowers or other gestures, the family has asked for donations to be made to the Kyle Page Fund, which will benefit Mitchells only son who is graduating from Grambling University later this year. Donations can be sent to the Kyle Page Fund, P.O. Box 514, 4096 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611.
Page, a lifetime .266 hitter with 72 home runs, 259 RBI and 104 stolen bases in eight major league seasons with Oakland (1977-83) and Pittsburgh (1984), burst onto the big league scene in 1977 when he batted .307 with 21 homers, 75 RBI and 42 stolen bases for Oakland in finishing second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting. He was also a member of the Athletics 1981 AL West championship team.
Following his playing career, Page served as a hitting coach with the Washington Nationals and 2004 National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Courtesy Oakland Athletics media services.