(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) - The Charlotte Knights return home to BB&T Ballpark on Tuesday, August 13th for one of their final homestands of the 2019 regular season!
On this homestand, the Knights will welcome New York Yankees legend Bernie Williams on August 13th to throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch and perform the National Anthem. Please note: Williams will NOT be signing autographs for fans.
The homestand will feature two celebrities signing autograhps starting with legendary boxing champion Christy Martin, who will meet fans on Thursday, August 15th. On Saturday, former New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox star pitcher José Contreras will meet fans and sign autographs.
The Knights will host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees) in a three-game series from BB&T Ballpark starting on Tuesday, August 13th.
The exciting homestand continues on Friday, August 16th when the Knights welcome the Columbus Clippers (Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) to town for four games in three days. This series kicks-off with a 1:05 p.m. game on Friday, August 16th, and continues with a doubleheader starting at 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, August 17th. The doubleheader will feature the Knights as the home team in game one and the road team in the game two. The "road game:" is being made up from a postponement in Columbus, OH on Thursday, May 9th. The series concludes with a 5:05 p.m. game on Sunday, August 18th.
Here are the full list of promotions for the homestand from August 13 to August 18:
Tuesday, August 13-Thursday, August 15
Charlotte Knights host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Triple-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees
Tuesday, August 13
-New York Yankees legend Bernie Williams will perform the National Anthem & throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch on behalf of Breathless IPF
Wednesday, August 14 - 7:04 PM (gates open at 6:00 PM)
-First Responders Night presented by FOX 46 Charlotte
Thursday, August 15 - 7:04 PM (gates open at 6:00 PM)
-Domestic Violence Awareness Night presented by BB&T and benefiting the Jamie Kimble Foundation
-Female Boxing Champion Christy Martin will sign autographs for fans and throw out the ceremonial first pitch
-Thirsty Thursday with $1 Small Sodas, $3 Domestic Drafts, $5 Craft Drafts
Friday, August 16-Sunday, August 18
Charlotte Knights host the Columbus Clippers
Triple-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians
Friday, August 16 - 1:05 PM first pitch (gates open at 12 PM)
-Super Splash Day with FREE Water Slides, FREE Kids Zone, & FREE Blue Bell Ice Cream
-Autism Friendly Day presented by Schindler
Saturday, August 17 - **DOUBLEHEADER **5:05 PM first pitch (gates open at 4:30 PM)
-Caballeros de Charlotte Game presented by Compare Foods, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, and Latin American Chamber of Commerce
-2005 World Series Champion José Contreras will sign autographs and throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch
-Post-Game Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 WBT
Saturday, August 18 - 5:05 PM first pitch (gates open at 4:00 PM)
-Sunbelt Sunday presented by Sunbelt Rentals
- Cereal Bowl giveaway presented by Kellogg's
-Post-Game Kids Run The Bases presented by Killingsworth Environmental
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