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Flashback Fridays: The First Opening Knight

The Knights Returned Home to Charlotte on April 11, 2014
May 22, 2020

After 25 seasons in Fort Mill, SC, the Charlotte Knights returned home to Charlotte, NC on Friday, April 11, 2014 to open their brand-new kingdom -- BB&T Ballpark. It was a day -- and a season -- many will never forget.

Flashback Fridays: Charlie Manuel

Manuel's Legendary Career Spanned Two Stints in Charlotte
May 15, 2020

Charlie Manuel has spent a lifetime in the game of baseball. As a player, coach, manager, scout, and front office executive, Manuel has had an extraordinary career -- one that has spanned nearly 50 years. His memorable career also includes two stops in Charlotte -- both as a player and

Knights-Themed Masks Now Available

100% of Proceeds Go to “Knights Care 4 CLT” Fund
May 14, 2020

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On April 15, the Charlotte Knights and Charlotte Knights Charities announced the formation of “Knights Care 4 CLT”, an effort to assist those affected by COVID-19. Today, the team is pleased to announce that Knights-themed masks are now available for purchase with 100% of the proceeds

Celeb Series: Kyle Busch

NASCAR Star Was Set to Visit Knights on May 13
May 13, 2020

With no baseball being played around the country due to COVID-19, the Charlotte Knights 2020 season and Celeb Series is currently on hold. In April, the Knights were set to welcome Fergie Jenkins** (April 29) to kick off the exciting series. In May, the month was going to kick off

Flashback Fridays: Knights No-Hitters

Four No-Hitters Thrown in Franchise History
May 8, 2020

After the 1987 season, the Charlotte O’s of the Southern League had new ownership and a new name. The franchise, which played its first season as the Charlotte O’s in 1976, became known as the Charlotte Knights for the 1988 season. After just one season in Charlotte (1988), the Knights

Four Former Knights Playing in the KBO

Saladino Headlines List of Former Knights in Korea
May 5, 2020

Baseball is officially back… in Korea. Earlier this morning (1 AM ET), the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) kicked off their 2020 season with five games on the Opening Day docket. With the COVID-19 pandemic halting all sports in the United States since mid-March, the Korean Baseball Organization – much like

Celeb Series: Fred Lynn

Nine-Time All-Star Was Set to Visit Knights on May 2
May 2, 2020

With no baseball being played around the country due to COVID-19, the first month of what was supposed to be the 2020 season for the Charlotte Knights is now coming to a close. Over the course of the team's final homestand in the month of April -- and as May

Flashback Fridays: MLB Rehab Assignments

Hall of Famers & All-Stars Have Rehabbed With Knights
May 1, 2020

Over the course of 30+ seasons as the Charlotte Knights (1988 to present), the franchise has welcomed many major league players on rehab assignments. Some of those rehabbing players were already All-Stars at the time of their appearance, some were stars later in their careers, and some went on to

Carolina Baseball History Spotlight: Carl Long

April 29, 2020

After playing for a couple years in the Negro Leagues, Rock Hill native Carl Long is recognized as becoming the first black player in the Carolina League. Long was born in 1935 in Rock Hill, SC. His father, William Long, played baseball locally including for the all-black Rock Hill Blue

Celeb Series: Fergie Jenkins

Hall of Famer Was Set to Visit Knights on April 29
April 29, 2020

With no baseball being played around the country due to COVID-19, the first month of what was supposed to be the 2020 season for the Charlotte Knights is now coming to a close. Over the course of the team's final homestand in the month of April -- and as May

Flashback Fridays: Jim Thome

Jim Thome's 1993 Season Stands The Test of Time
April 24, 2020

The year was 1993. Jurassic Park was #1 at the box office. Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” was the top song on the charts and Michael Jordan – the G.O.A.T. –announced his retirement from the NBA in October of that year. In Major League Baseball, teams like the

Carolina Baseball History Spotlight: Dave Barnhill 

April 23, 2020

Dave Barnhill stood at 5’ 6” and weighed around 150lbs, but don’t let his size fool you. Barnhill was a feared pitcher who became one of the top hurlers in the Negro Leagues during the 1940s. Barnhill threw the ball so hard, he scared himself - worried he might injure

“Knights Care 4 CLT” Effort Launched to Assist Those Affected by COVID-19

April 15, 2020

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Beginning today (April 15), the Charlotte Knights and Charlotte Knights Charities are pleased to announce the formation of “Knights Care 4 CLT”, an effort to assist those affected by COVID-19. Today’s announcement comes one day before the team would have played host to the Durham Bulls

Carolina Baseball History Spotlight: Larry Doby

April 15, 2020

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first black Major League baseball player of the modern era when he took the field for the National League Brooklyn Dodgers. Three months later, on July 5, Larry Doby debuted for the Cleveland Indians becoming Major League’s second black player and the

All-Royalty Team

April 10, 2020

Recently, I spent a couple of weeks putting together and rolling out the Charlotte Knights All-Decade Team (2010–19). If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, you can do so here: All-Decade Team (2010–19). Today, I’m happy to put together the “All-Royalty Team” — a compilation of the

MiLB president/CEO: Opening Night will be worth wait

April 9, 2020

Dear Minor League Baseball fans, For many of us, Opening Night is one of our favorite days of the year, and we count down the days with great anticipation until its arrival. Seeing the perfectly manicured grass, hearing the crack of the bat, catching a whiff of hot dogs and

All-Decade Team (2010-19): Pitchers

Three Hurlers Take Their Place on All-Decade Team
April 8, 2020

PITCHERS: MICHAEL KOPECH (SP) - ERIK JOHNSON (SP) - DEUNTE HEATH (RP)

All-Decade Team (2010-19): Relief Pitcher

Deunte Heath Was Reliable and Steady Out of Charlotte's 'Pen
April 8, 2020

Leading into what would have been Opening Day of the 2020 season for the Charlotte Knights (April 9), the team's VP of Communications, Tommy Viola, will unveil the Charlotte Knights All-Decade Team (2010-19). Check back each weekday to see who made the team.

Carolina Baseball History Spotlight: Barney Brown

April 8, 2020

South Carolina native Barney Brown was a four-time Negro League All-Star. Born in Hartsville, SC in 1907, the southpaw pitcher and outfielder played professional baseball from 1931 to 1956. The lefty relied on the screwball for his primary pitch. He pitched in the Negro Leagues during the summers and spent

All-Decade Team (2010-19): Starting Pitcher 

Strong 2015 Season Solidified Erik Johnson's Spot on All-Decade Team
April 7, 2020

Leading into what would have been Opening Day of the 2020 season for the Charlotte Knights (April 9), the team's VP of Communications, Tommy Viola, will unveil the Charlotte Knights All-Decade Team (2010-19). Check back each weekday to see who made the team.

All-Decade Team (2010-19): Starting Pitcher - Michael Kopech

April 7, 2020

Leading into what would have been Opening Day of the 2020 season for the Charlotte Knights (April 9), the team's VP of Communications, Tommy Viola, will unveil the Charlotte Knights All-Decade Team (2010-19). Check back each weekday to see who made the team.

All-Decade Team (2010-19): Outfielders

Talented Trio Headline All-Decade Team's Outfield
April 6, 2020

Leading into what would have been Opening Day of the 2020 season for the Charlotte Knights (April 9), the team's VP of Communications, Tommy Viola, will unveil the Charlotte Knights All-Decade Team (2010-19). Check back each weekday to see who made the team.

All-Decade Team (2010-19): Outfield - Jordan Danks

Danks Leads The Way in Franchise History
April 6, 2020

Leading into what would have been Opening Day of the 2020 season for the Charlotte Knights (April 9), the team's VP of Communications, Tommy Viola, will unveil the Charlotte Knights All-Decade Team (2010-19). Check back each weekday to see who made the team.

All-Decade Team (2010-19): Outfield - Jason Coats

Coats Compiled Two Solid Seasons with Knights
April 6, 2020

Leading into what would have been Opening Day of the 2020 season for the Charlotte Knights (April 9), the team's VP of Communications, Tommy Viola, will unveil the Charlotte Knights All-Decade Team (2010-19). Check back each weekday to see who made the team.

All-Decade Team: Outfield - Dayan Viciedo

Viciedo Hit .293 in 245 Games With Charlotte
April 6, 2020

Leading into what would have been Opening Day of the 2020 season for the Charlotte Knights (April 9), the team's VP of Communications, Tommy Viola, will unveil the Charlotte Knights All-Decade Team (2010-19). Check back each weekday to see who made the team.