ZEBULON, N.C. - The Carolina Mudcats are excited to announce two new celebrity appearances to their already jam-packed promotional schedule as actor Tom Guiry or "Smalls" from the movie "The Sandlot" and Hall of Fame pitcher Rollie Fingers will both appear at Five County Stadium this season.
Tom Guiry's visit to Five County Stadium is scheduled for Friday, May 10 when the Mudcats play the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Mr. Guiry's appearance will coincide with Family Campout Night and House Autry Friday Night Fireworks. Giury will be available to meet with fans and sign autographs throughout the night.
Guiry is best known for his lead performance in 1993's The Sandlot, but has also appeared in major films including U-571, Black Hawk Down, Mystic River, Black Irish, and The Revenant. His appearance at Five County Stadium follows the announcement that Dennis Haskins, also known as "Mr. Belding" from "Saved by the Bell" will no longer be able to appear at Five County Stadium this season.
Rollie Fingers will headline the Mudcats' third annual Brewers Weekend at Five County Stadium when he comes to Zebulon on Saturday, June 15 (vs. Winston-Salem). Fingers was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992 and was a seven-time All-Star, MVP, Cy Young award winner and World Series MVP during his 17-year Major League career. He spent four of those 17 years with Milwaukee, beginning in 1981 when he was named the American League's Most Valuable Player. He finished his illustrious career with Milwaukee in 1985 and pitched for the Brewers for four seasons overall (1981-1985).
The June 15 Brewers Weekend game includes the Rollie Fingers appearance and a Jesus Aguilar souvenir bobblehead giveaway for the first 1,200 fans through the Five County Stadium gates. The first pitch is scheduled for 5:00 p.m., but gates will open at 4:00 p.m.
Carolina's 2019 season officially begins on Thursday, April 4 at Grainger Stadium in Kinston versus the Down East Wood Ducks. Carolina's 2019 home schedule, however, begins with Opening Night 2019 on Thursday, April 11 versus the Wilmington Blue Rocks at Five County Stadium.
Season ticket packages as well as group ticket packages and the latest mini plans are all available now by visiting the Five County Stadium front office in Zebulon, by calling (919) 269-CATS (2287) and by visiting carolinamudcats.com.
The Carolina Mudcats are the proud Carolina League, Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. First established in 1991, the two-time Southern League Champion Mudcats are entering their 29th consecutive season of baseball at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C. The Mudcats are owned and operated by the Milwaukee Brewers.
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