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New for 2020: Baseball’s DH Rule

September 8, 2020

The DH Rule has been a part of the American League (AL) for 47 years. Implemented by Major League Baseball (MLB) in 1973, the DH Rule was initially to run a three-year trial period in the AL with the hopes of both leagues adopting the rule for the start of

New for 2020: MLB Extra Inning Rule

August 30, 2020

In an effort to reduce the length of extra-inning games for the 2020 season, Major League teams now begin each extra inning with a runner on second base. While brand new to MLB, this rule has been a part of MiLB for several years. The new addition is also part

Flashback Fridays: Jackie Robinson Day

Knights Have Honored Jackie, Negro Leagues Since 2014
August 28, 2020

Since April 15, 2004, Major League Baseball has celebrated Jackie Robinson Day. Every year on that day, players from all around the majors -- and countless other teams from around Minor League Baseball -- honor the legacy of Jackie Robinson by wearing #42 on their jerseys. Even more so, they

Living A Dream — Eddy Alvarez

August 19, 2020

Over the last two weeks, there have been many headlines around Major League Baseball. Some good. Some bad. Sadly, we are living in tough times. Still, with baseball now in full swing — and once again in the minds of so many — it was great to see one story

“Knights Care 4 CLT” Raised Over $125,000 

Community-Based Initiative Started in April to Help Healthcare Workers, Seven Local Charities, & Knights Employees
July 30, 2020

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights are pleased to announce that the team’s “Knights Care 4 CLT” initiative, which was launched back on April 15, has raised over $125,000 and the team will now disperse the funds to those affected by COVID-19. With help from a $75,000 donation from

Truist selects new name for BB&T Ballpark 

Home of the Charlotte Knights will feature new Truist brand
June 11, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C., (June 11, 2020) – The Charlotte Knights and Truist announced today that BB&T Ballpark will be renamed Truist Field as a continuation of its naming partnership rights with the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox team.

Charlotte Knights Statement Regarding the 2020 Minor League Season

June 30, 2020

“This afternoon, the cancellation of the 2020 Minor League season was announced. We are extremely disappointed in this result for all of the fans, partners, and community stakeholders with the Charlotte Knights. The effects of the pandemic have been felt by all who play a part in producing the memorable

Statement from Minor League Baseball

June 30, 2020

Major League Baseball™ (MLB™) has informed Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) that it will not be providing its affiliated Minor League teams with players for the 2020 season. As a result, there will not be a Minor League Baseball season in 2020. “These are unprecedented times for our country and our

2020 Charlotte Area High School Senior All-Star Classic presented by Truist

July 8, 2020

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights are pleased to announce that the 2020 Charlotte Area High School Senior All-Star Classic presented by Truist will take place on Thursday, July 9 at Truist Field. First pitch of the game is set for 4:30 PM. Gates will be closed to the

Flashback: 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

Flashback: Luis Robert's 2019 Season

Robert's Triple-A Debut Was One for the Ages
June 5, 2020

It didn’t take long for the Charlotte faithful to become fans of outfielder Luis Robert. With all eyes on the talented Cuban outfielder, his Triple-A debut last July was one for the ages. Now, at just 22 years old and a Triple-A season under his belt, Robert is giving fans

Sid Davis to Entertain Fans at Truist Field on July 17

Knights Partnering with The Comedy Zone Charlotte
June 26, 2020

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- “Who’s on first? What’s on second? I don’t know is on third.” Much like the classic Abbott and Costello routine -- which combined baseball and comedy -- the Charlotte Knights are pleased to announce a new partnership with The Comedy Zone Charlotte to entertain fans this

Update on July 3 & 4 Fireworks

June 29, 2020

“In consultation with Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte, and Center City Partners, the Charlotte Knights will not be hosting fireworks shows – including the event previously known as SkyShow - on July 3rd or 4th this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our community

Celeb Series: Kevin Malone

Actor Brian Baumgartner Was Set to Visit Knights on June 7
June 7, 2020

With baseball halted 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 Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins (April 29) to kick off the exciting series. In May, appearances by baseball legend Fred

Celeb Series: Freddy García

Former White Sox Star Was Set to Visit Knights on June 6
June 6, 2020

With baseball halted 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 Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins* (April 29) to kick off the exciting series. In May, appearances by baseball legend Fred

Celeb Series: A.J. Pierzynski

All-Star Catcher Was Set to Visit Knights on June 2
June 2, 2020

With baseball halted 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 Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins(April 29) to kick off the exciting series. In May, appearances by baseball legend Fred Lynn**

Truist Field Set to Open This Friday

Food, Drinks, Disc Golf, and Batting Practice Highlight Ballpark’s Exciting Reopening
June 11, 2020

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights are excited to welcome the public back to their Uptown Charlotte home beginning this week. With baseball still halted around the country due to COVID-19, the Knights are opening Truist Field (formerly BB&T Ballpark) and the Charlotte Knights Team Store on a limited

Baseball Returning to Truist Field on Friday, June 19

Piedmont Pride of the SCBL to Host 18 Games This Summer at the Home of the Knights
June 16, 2020

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Piedmont Pride of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League will play 18 baseball games at Truist Field starting with their home opener on Friday, June 19. Gates to Truist Field will open at 5:45 p.m. on Friday night and first pitch of the game is set

Statement from Minor League Baseball

June 3, 2020

For generations, the evils of racism have led to countless injustices and unnecessary deaths, with George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor being the latest victims. We are heartbroken for their families and all of those impacted by these recurring injustices. Minor League Baseball stands with the black community and