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"Legends in the South" Yankees vs. Braves Alumni Game Participants Are Arriving

Excitement grows as former Yankees & Braves come to Riley Park
May 26, 2016

CHARLESTON, SC - Not since Alex Rodriguez's rehab assignment with the Charleston RiverDogs on July 3, 2013, has there been this much excitement about major leaguers playing at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

Rosters for the inaugural "Legends in the South" Alumni Game presented by Budweiser and Container Maintenance that pits former Atlanta Braves stars against those from the New York Yankees are set, and the players are currently arriving in town.

One participant was so excited about the event that he arrived on Monday.

Riley Park, now in its 20th season, transitions into the site of a reunion on Friday, May 27, as Yankees and Braves alumni battle.   

Gates open at 4 pm so fans may watch batting practice and secure autographs. The Joe will transition into a "Thirsty Friday" with $1 beers in the Ashley View Pub with DJ Natty Heavy spinning popular tunes.

Participating in the game will be Bobby Richardson (3rd base coach), Ron Blomberg, Ken Griffey, Sr., Gene "Stick" Michael, Marquis Grissom, Homer Bush, Denny Neagle, Greg McMichael, Pete Smith and Ryan Klesko, to name a few.

General admission tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event start at $12. Box seats are $25 each, lower reserved seats are $20, and upper reserved tickets are $15. Tickets may be purchased by calling 843/577-DOGS (3647), online at riverdogs.com or at the Riley Park Box Office. Proceeds benefit the Singleton Fund with fans being able to text donations throughout the event.  

 

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Braves Legends Roster*

Johnny Estrada

Jesse Garcia

Marquis Grissom

Chris Hammond

Ryan Klesko

Greg McMichael

Denny Neagle

Jeff Ridgway

Dwight Smith

Pete Smith

Jeff Treadway

 

Yankees Legends Roster*

Ron Blomberg

Brian Boehringer

Homer Bush

Ken Griffey, Sr.

Charlie Hayes

Steven Jackson

Ramiro Mendoza

Gene Michael

Bobby Richardson (3rd Base Coach)

 

*Rosters subject to change