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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

Update on July 3 & July 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

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.

Flashback Fridays: 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

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

Flashback Fridays: 400-Hit Club

Exclusive 400-Hit Club Features Three Players in Franchise History
May 29, 2020

Baseball players have always been measured by numbers. Of course, statistics are a big part of any sport -- but none have the history of numbers like America's Favorite Pastime. A .300 batting average. A five-hit game. A nine-inning, complete-game shutout. 755 home runs. 511 wins. 56-game hitting streak. And,

Celeb Series: Sgt. Slaughter

WWE Hall of Famer Was Set to Visit Knights on May 27
May 27, 2020

With no baseball taking place 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

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

Celeb Series: Marla Hooch

4th Annual Women In Baseball Night Was Set for May 15
May 15, 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

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

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

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

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

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