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05/19/2009 4:47 PM ET
Duggar family coming to Thursday's Naturals game
TLC network to be filming on-site at ballpark Thursday

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Tontitown's famed family The Duggars, from the popular TLC show 18 Kids and Counting, will make a special appearance at Arvest Ballpark this Thursday, May 21st, for the Naturals' 7:00 P.M. game against the Tulsa Drillers.

Jim Bob, Michelle, and their 18 children will all throw first pitches before the game, and their actions all night will be filmed by the TLC camera crews who will be on site shooting an episode of the television series. The Duggars will participate in the Naturals' on-field activities during the game in which they will show the television audience their allegiance to the region's only professional sports franchise.

18 Kids and Counting is a TLC reality television show produced in the United States by Figure 8 Films about the Duggar family, which consists of parents Jim Bob and Michelle and their children. The eight girls and ten boys all have names starting with the letter "J". The children's names are Joshua, Jana and John-David (twins), Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah and Jeremiah (twins), Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, and Jordyn-Grace.

The Tontitown family previously appeared in several TLC and Discovery Health Channel one-hour specials, most of which focused on Michelle's last four births.

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are the Double-A Texas League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and play at state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark, located in Springdale. The Naturals have a toll-free ticket hotline (1-877-444-2637) for fans to purchase Naturals tickets. Our website, nwanaturals.com offers fans the opportunity to purchase tickets online and avoid lines at the ticket windows by printing their tickets at home or at the office.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.