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  • A Star Wars Celebration Plus Appearances by Santa, a Philly Football Star and Two Wrestling Legends Coming to the Blue Rocks in 2017

    A helicopter dropping candy down on Frawley Stadium, two legendary WWE wrestlers interacting with fans, a ballpark full of Storm Troopers and Jedi, a summertime appearance by jolly old Saint Nicholas and three opportunities to bring your best furry friend to a game are at the top of the list of special events on tap for the 25th season of Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball. The return of the Mega Candy Drop as well as Wrestling Night, Star Wars Night, Christmas in July and Three Bark in the Park games headline the promotional calendar in 2017. MORE »
  • Bobbleheads, Shirseys, Shirts, Towels, Hats and More Highlight Blue Rocks Giveaway Schedule

    Complimentary bobbleheads and shirseys representing eight of the most popular players in franchise history highlight the giveaway docket for the 25th season of Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball. Four bobbleheads and four jersey--style t-shirts will honor some of the most accomplished men ever to take the field at Frawley Stadium, and they will be free to fans at select games in 2017. MORE »
  • Fireworks Friday and Cowboy Monkey Rodeo Both Return to Frawley Stadium in 2017

    The 25th season of Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball will be highlighted by the return of fireworks during every Friday home game as well as a record-tying five appearances by the cowboy monkey rodeo. Plus the team has planned an opening weekend silver season celebration at Frawley Stadium that will be sure to get fans excited for the upcoming campaign. MORE »
  • Blue Saturday Ticket Extravaganza set for March 4 as Individual Tickets Go On Sale

    Individual tickets for the 25th season of Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball go on sale on Saturday, March 4 at Frawley Stadium. In honor of the 2017 campaign being Wilmington's silver season, the Rocks are celebrating with a Blue Saturday Ticket Extravaganza that will feature special discounts, prizes and refreshments at the Frawley Stadium Ticket Office. MORE »
  • Blue Rocks Announce Hiring of Seasonal Employees

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks are excited to announce the hiring of their seasonal employees for the 2017 campaign. Nine young men and women have joined the Blue Rocks' front office, with their responsibilities including ticket sales, community relations, merchandise and broadcasting. Below is a bio for each individual. MORE »
  • Slew of Former Blue Rocks Headed to World Baseball Classic

    With the fourth World Baseball Classic drawing near, the Kansas City Royals organization is well represented in the tournament. The parent affiliate of the Wilmington Blue Rocks will have 11 players on WBC rosters, including players that once took the field at Frawley Stadium. Danny Duffy, Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez, Mauricio Ramos and Jake Kalish all find their names penciled on their country's roster for the tournament which begins March 6. MORE »
  • Blue Rocks Release Game Times for 2017 Season

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks released their first pitch times for the 2017 campaign on Thursday. The Rocks' 25th season will feature four midweek matinees as well as two holiday afternoon games to mix with Wilmington's usual routine. MORE »
  • Former Blue Rocks Pitcher Yordano Ventura Died on Sunday

    Former Wilmington Blue Rocks pitcher Yordano Ventura died early Sunday morning as the result of a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Ventura, who pitched with Wilmington in 2012 and helped the Royals win a world championship in 2015, was 25 years old. MORE »
  • Manager Jamie Quirk, Pitching Coach Charlie Corbell and Hitting Coach Abraham Nunez Return to Wilmington

    The Kansas City Royals have announced that Jamie Quirk will return for a second season as manager of the Wilmington Blue Rocks in 2017. Also returning are former Major Leaguer Abraham Nunez as hitting coach, pitching coach Charlie Corbell and athletic trainer James Stone. Will Gilmore is the only new addition to the staff and will serve as strength and conditioning coach. MORE »
  • Rocky Bluewinkle and Mr. Celery Attend Taste of Delaware Celebration

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks learned how to celebrate Delaware Day in style on Wednesday in Washington DC. Blue Crew mascots Rocky Bluewinkle and Mr. Celery made the journey to the nation's capital and entertained patrons at the sixth annual Taste of Delaware celebration at the Russell Senate Office. MORE »
  • Damon, Beltran, Greinke and Hosmer to be Honored in Blue Rocks 25th Season Bobblehead Set

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks are planning a season of celebration for their fans in honor of 2017 being the franchise's 25th in existence. All winter long the Blue Rocks will be unveiling what they have in store for their silver anniversary season. Step one in that process came on Friday when the organization announced the four former players who will comprise the limited edition bobblehead set the Blue Crew will be distributing to fans in 2017. Wilmington alums Johnny Damon, Carlos Beltran, Zack Greinke and Eric Hosmer will all have their likeness distributed to fans before select games during the upcoming campaign. MORE »
  • Blue Rocks Install New Concourse and Bathroom Flooring at Frawley Stadium

    In their ongoing effort to provide the best fan experience in minor league baseball, the Delaware Stadium Corporation and the Wilmington Blue Rocks announced they have completed work on a complete overhaul of the concourse and bathroom floors at Frawley Stadium. The project will provide for better, safe footing as they traverse the walkways of the 23-year-old ballpark. MORE »
  • Blue Rocks Announce 2016 Holiday Card Contest Winner

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks are excited to announce the winner of the 15th Annual Holiday Card Contest. Thousands of entries were received, but unfortunately, there could be just one winner. After a tough decision process, Rocky Bluewinkle, Mr. Celery and the rest of the Holiday Card Contest Committee decided that the overall winner was Vasiliki Gouvias, a 4th Grader from Loomis Elementary School in Broomall, PA. Her artwork will be featured on the cover of the Wilmington Blue Rocks Holiday Card. Vasiliki will be rewarded with a team-autographed baseball, a ceremonial first pitch and 10 tickets to a 2017 Blue Rocks game. MORE »
  • Main Street Baseball Named Organization of the Year by Ballpark Digest

    Main Street Baseball, owner and operator of the Wilmington Blue Rocks, has won Ballpark Digest's 2016 Organization of the Year award. Main Street Baseball is led by CEO Dave Heller and runs four affiliated Minor League Baseball teams; the Blue Rocks, Billings Mustangs (Pioneer League, Cincinnati Reds), Lowell Spinners (Short-A, Boston Red Sox) and Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League, Houston Astros). The honor was announced Friday by Ballpark Digest, the publisher of which will officially present the award to Heller and Main Street Baseball at the Baseball Winter Meetings in December. MORE »
  • Junior Reporter Post: Minor Leaguers Making Transition to a New Culture

    Professional baseball signs many players every year out of Latin America. These hispanic players face huge changes when they come to the United States to play baseball. The Blue Rocks had many such players on their roster in 2016, and they all had to adjust to the language and culture here. MORE »
  • Former Blue Rock Mike Montgomery Saves Game Seven of World Series

    Chicago reliever Mike Montgomery was the only former Wilmington Blue Rock to participate in this season's World Series, but the lefthander certainly played a pivotal role. Montgomery entered the game with two outs in the 10th inning and the Cubs leading by a run. The potential tying tally was already on base, but Montgomery needed just two pitches to nail down his first save of the series, and end the Cubs' 108-year world championship drought. MORE »
  • Rocky Bluewinkle Surprises Kids for Some Trick-or-Treating

    Two local children must have thought their eyes were playing tricks on them when they received the treat of Rocky Bluewinkle showing up at their house on Halloween Night. The Blue Rocks mascot was there to go trick-or-treating with the winners of the team's annual Halloween Costume Contest. MORE »
  • Former Blue Rock Mike Montgomery Looks to Help Cubs to World Title

    It has been a long time since either the Cleveland Indians or the Chicago Cubs last won a World Series. But as the old saying goes, 'something's got to give,' as the teams will square off in this year's Fall Classic, which begins on Tuesday. Unlike the last two World Series, which had a combined 22 former Blue Rocks on the diamond, only one Wilmington alum has made it to the game's ultimate stage in 2016, Chicago reliever Mike Montgomery. MORE »
  • Blue Rocks Release 2017 Schedule

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks have released their schedule for the 2017 season. For the second consecutive campaign, and only the third time since 2008, the team will begin its season in the friendly confines of Frawley Stadium. Opening Day is slated for Thursday, April 6 against the Potomac Nationals. That will be the first of a four-game series with Potomac, which will be followed by a three-game visit from Carolina. The Rocks will open their road slate on Thursday, April 13 at Potomac. In fact, Wilmington and Potomac will square off 19 times over the season's first two months. MORE »
  • Blue Rocks Win Three Carolina League Awards for Organizational Excellence

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks were honored by the Carolina League this week with the 2016 Matt Minker Community Service Award as well as the league's Marketing and Promotional Award. Blue Rocks director of ticket and group sales, Stefani Rash, was also named the Carolina League Female Executive of the Year. The honorees were selected by a league-wide vote. MORE »