Bats host Corky Miller Night during final weekend

Veteran catcher's number to be retired

By Chadwick Fischer / Louisville Bats | August 26, 2014 2:13 PM ET

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Louisville Bats will host Corky Miller Night on Sunday, August 31 to celebrate the 10-year Louisville career of the veteran catcher. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. at Louisville Slugger Field.

A pregame ceremony will retire Miller's No. 8, making it the first retired number for the Louisville franchise in its 33 seasons. A limited edition poster will be given to the first 2,000 paid admissions in attendance and Miller will be signing autographs during the game. Miller, who last appeared in a game for the Bats on May 18 in Durham, N.C., is the Louisville franchise's all-time leader with 548 games played. There will also be $1 hot dogs and Pepsi products available on Sunday as well as Monday, September 1 as a part of Fan Appreciation Weekend. Fireworks will also follow Sunday's game.

The Bats' final $1 Budweiser beer happy hour of 2014 will be on Thursday, August 28 from 5:30-7 p.m. and feature live music on the Overlook. Friday, August 29 will feature an appearance by the ZOOperstars! inflatable entertainment characters and postgame fireworks. On Saturday, August 30, Johnny Cueto bobbleheads will be given away to the first 3,000 paid admissions in attendance. It is the fourth and final bobblehead giveaway of the 2014 series.

The Toledo Mud Hens, Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers will visit for three games from Thursday through Saturday. The Indianapolis Indians, Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, then join the Bats for a pair on Sunday and Monday. The five-game homestand will mark the end of the 15th season of baseball at Louisville Slugger Field. The Bats are currently 597-478 at their home on the corner of Preston and Main.

The Bats have averaged 8,979 fans per game at Louisville Slugger Field since its opening in 2000. Tickets for all regular season games are available. The entire 2014 Bats schedule, including updated promotions and special events, can be found at Single-game tickets may be purchased online, by calling 1-855-228-8497 or by visiting the Louisville Slugger Field box office. Full and partial season tickets along with group outings and suite rentals are available by calling the Bats front office at 502-212-2287.

Louisville Bats Homestand Highlights • August 28 - September 1, 2014

Thursday, August 28 - Louisville Bats vs. Toledo Mud Hens, 7.05 p.m.

  • Budweiser Beer Happy Hour: $1 Bud and Bud Light from 5:30-7 p.m. plus live music by The Manifest on the Overlook Deck.

Friday, August 29 - Louisville Bats vs. Toledo Mud Hens, 7:05 p.m.

  • Appearance by the ZOOperstars!, presented by McDonald's.
  • Postgame Fireworks, presented by Sysco.

Saturday, August 30 - Louisville Bats vs. Toledo Mud Hens, 6:05 p.m.

  • Johnny Cueto Bobblehead Giveaway: First 3,000 paid admissions, presented by BB&T.
  • Budweiser Backyard Bash: Cornhole from 5-7:30 p.m. and $3 AmberBock, Land Shark and Shock Top until the end of the 7th on the Overlook. Also, register to win 2014 World Series tickets (available to those 21-and-over).

Sunday, August 31 - Louisville Bats vs. Indianapolis Indians, 6:05 p.m.

  • Corky Miller Night, presented by Texas Roadhouse.
  • Strikeout Cancer Night, presented by Genentech.
  • Appearance by Mad Chad Taylor the Chainsaw Juggler, presented by MAVTV.
  • Fan Appreciation Weekend: $1 hot dogs and Pepsi products, presented by Meijer, Pepsi and BB&T.
  • Inflatable KidsZone: Inflated from 5-8 p.m. in the West Hall of Fame Pavilion, presented by BracesBracesBraces and Kids Dentistree.
  • Postgame Fireworks, presented by LG&E.

Monday, September 1 - Louisville Bats vs. Indianapolis Indians, 1:05 p.m.

  • Fan Appreciation Weekend: $1 hot dogs and Pepsi products, presented by Meijer, Pepsi and BB&T.
  • Postgame Kids Run the Bases, presented by the YMCA and Meijer.
  • Baseball Bingo: Winner receives a $50 Meijer gift card and 2nd place finisher(s) receive a gift certificate for a ½ gallon of Blue Bell Ice Cream.
  • Meijer Monday: Fans receive $3 off per field reserved seat when presenting any Meijer receipt to the box office window.
  • White Castle Guarantee Win Monday: If the Bats win, fans can take their ticket stub to White Castle for a FREE classic slider (good either Monday night or all day Tuesday at area White Castles).

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

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