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Forum staff reports , Published November 30 2012

Former Red slugger to speak at Red River Diamond Classic Baseball Banquet

FARGO – Former Cincinnati Reds slugger George Foster is scheduled to be the main speaker at the eighth annual Red River Diamond Classic Baseball Banquet.

The banquet is set for Feb. 4 at Fargo’s Ramada Plaza Suites.

Fargo Post 2 will also add four members to its hall of fame during the banquet – hitter/pitcher Bruce Nelson (1970-72), hitter/pitcher Mike Ibach (1968-70), hitter Tony Satter (1985-87) and contributor Marcus McDonald, who was involved with the program from 1990 to 2005.

Foster played for the “Big Red Machine” in the 1970s and was a five-time National League All-Star.