By popular demand, the Keys will be hosting The Office Night on Saturday, August 10 at 6 p.m. The night will be headlined by Leslie David Baker, who played the popular Stanley Hudson on the show. Baker will sign autographs on the concourse from 6-8 p.m., while fans should stay tuned for more information about an exclusive VIP package.
To go with this appearance, the first 1,000 fans will receive a Dylan Bundy Dundie sponsored by Flying Dog Brewery. A Gold Derby TV Award winner for "Ensemble of the Year" with The Office and a Screen Actors Guild Award nominee, Baker was known for his sarcastic sense of humor when playing the role of Hudson. To go with his role on The Office, Baker has also appeared in Key and Peele, That 70's Show, Malcolm in the Middle and Just Shoot Me!
Also slated for August is Wrestling Night featuring an appearance by legendary, Jake "The Snake" Roberts. He drops by Nymeo Field on Saturday, August 31 and will participate in a Meet and Greet and autograph session from 5-7 p.m. Known for bringing snakes into the ring (most notably a python) Roberts was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in April 2014.
For the second straight year, a pair of athlete appearances are on the books for Family Fitness Weekend, presented by Premiere Dental Arts. On Friday, May 17, former Washington Capitals right winger, Mike Knuble comes to town. Rescheduled for 2019 after his appearance last year was rained out, Knuble does an autograph session from 6-8 p.m. A 16-year NHL veteran, Knuble suited up for the Capitals from 2009-11 and was a member of the Red Wings 1997-98 Stanley Cup team.
One day later, Redskins greats Vernon Davis and Gary Clark do an autograph session from 5-7 p.m. Sponsored by PMSi, Davis is a two-time All-Pro selection and past Super Bowl champion with the Denver Broncos. Clark returns to Frederick for 2019 following an enthusiastic reception last season. A two-time Super Bowl champion with the Redskins, Clark is also a member of the organization's Ring of Fame.
A staple of Frederick Keys promotional schedule, Team Ghostriders and the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo returns to Frederick for the eighth straight season. Tim 'Wild Thang' Lepard and his band of capuchin monkeys return on Friday, May 31. A spectacle that never disappoints, the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo features monkeys dressed like cowboys riding dogs as though they were horses while herding goats. Team Ghostriders does a full show after the game and several teasers throughout the night.
Great giveaways are featured throughout the season. In addition to the Bundy Dundie on August 10 (a nod to the Dundie awards handed out by Dunder Mifflin Scranton regional manager Michael Scott on The Office) the first 1,000 fans through the gates on July 26 receive a Nick Markakis All-Star bobblehead. Presented by Certa Advisors, the former Keys and Orioles outfielder was the MVP of the last all-star game held in Frederick during the 2005 season. Gates open at 6 p.m. for this hot ticket item.
Three shirseys are slated for 2019. On April 5, Frederick native, Branden Kline is honored with his own shirsey giveaway sponsored by Window Genie. This unique t-shirt will be a split Frederick Keys/Governor Thomas Johnson High School shirt. Before being drafted by the Orioles and prior to a standout career at the University of Virginia, Kline was one of the top pitchers in Frederick County high school history while playing for the Patriots.
In preparation for the Carolina League All-Star Classic presented by Visit Frederick, the first 1,000 fans through the gates receive a Carolina League All-Star Classic t-shirt sponsored by Nymeo. One other shirt giveaway is scheduled for Friday, June 28 courtesy of Hillside Turkey Farms. The details about this shirsey and the individual picked, will be announced at a later time.
As always, fans can expect a batch of exciting specialty jersey and hat auctions throughout 2019. On May 11, the team will wear special Woodstock-themed jerseys. Featuring tie-dye down the sides of the jersey and the Woodstock poster on the front, proceeds raised benefit Sophie and Madigan's Playground. Saturday, July 13, marks a first for the Keys who will change their name for one night from the Frederick Keys to the "Frederick Cheese" (say Frederick Keys repetitively and this will start to make sense). Money raised from this jersey auction goes to Play4TheCure.
The final two jersey auctions occur Friday, August 9 and Friday, August 30. First is a Cancer Awareness Night jersey, featuring names of loved ones lost or affected by cancer. All funds raised go to the American Cancer Society. As always, the latter is a special Art in the Park jersey designed by a local artist, with all money going to the Frederick Arts Council.
July includes two different hat auctions. On July 3, the team sports patriotic caps as part of Stars and Stripes Night. Proceeds raised from the hat auction goes to the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. Then on July 28, the Keys will wear a purple and black hat with a galaxy print as part of Blast off with Baseball Night, benefiting Heartly House.
The Keys have become well known for some of the best fireworks shows in Maryland. and this year 23 shows are scheduled. These take place following Friday and Saturday night games as well as other select dates throughout the season. This includes Tuesday, June 18 (after the Carolina League All-Star Classic presented by Visit Frederick), Wednesday, July 3 and Sunday, September 1.
STEM Day and Scout Night return for the 2019 campaign. Local students can learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math through baseball and a variety of concourse booths on Thursday, May 23. First pitch is at 11 a.m. and is sponsored by AstraZeneca. Local scout troops are invited to Nymeo Field on Saturday, June 1. After the game, youngsters and scout leaders can enjoy a movie and camp out on the field.
Young fans will have plenty of chances to come games and get up close and personal with Keys players during this season. The Report Card Program sponsored by Miss Utility allows kids who bring in a report card featuring an "A" grade (or whatever is comparable) or a grade improvement to receive two FREE tickets to Keys game. Tickets can be used for any April or May game.
Youngsters can also take part in Keys Baseball Camp sponsored by MMI - The Center for Advanced Orthopaedics. These sessions take place from 9-12 each day and include lunch, a camp t-shirt and autograph session. This year's sessions run from July 1-3 and August 6-8.
All fans can meet Keys players and staff and get autographs at one of three Meet the Team events throughout the season. These take place one hour before first pitch on April 7, July 14 and August 18.
Single-game tickets go on sale on Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Information regarding single-game Carolina League All-Star Game tickets will be announced at a later date. Individuals who purchase a Keys ticket plan are eligible to purchase all-star game tickets and also receive their choice of a Ryan Mountcastle bobblehead or a Carolina League All-Star Classic hat presented by Visit Frederick.
The Keys schedule for next season is available by clicking here, while fans can buy/renew ticket plans for the 2019 season by calling 301-815-9900. All plans come with the choice of a Keys all-star game hat or a Ryan Mountcastle bobblehead. To follow Keys offseason news, events and more, fans can visit frederickkeys.com.
FULL PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE
- *March 30 - Keys Fan Fest 11 AM - 2 PM
- Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 PM - Opening Night, Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by Precision Heating and Cooling
- Friday, April 5 at 7:00 PM - Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by Precision Heating and Cooling, Branden Kline T-Shirt Giveaway presented by Window Genie, Fireworks presented American Disposal Systems
- Saturday, April 6 at 1:00 PM - Media Softball Game, Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by Precision Heating and Cooling
- Sunday, April 7 at 1:00 PM - Vampirina Picnic presented by Maryland EXCELS, Meet the Team, Magnet Schedule Giveaway presented by Precision Heating and Cooling
- Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 PM - National High Five Day
- Friday, April 19 at 7:00 PM - Fireworks presented by Mattress Warehouse, Mystery Ball for Frederick Keys Care, Mystery Bobblehead Giveaway
- Saturday, April 20 at 1:00 PM - Star Wars Day
- Sunday, April 21 at 1:00 PM - Kids Takeover Day, Easter Brunch
- Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 PM - History Day
- Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 PM - Bark in the Park, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Night with the Maryland School for the Deaf
- Thursday May 9 at 11:00 AM - Senior Day presented by MMI - The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics
- Friday May 10 at 7:00 PM - Maryland Pride Night, 2019 Visit Frederick Carolina League All Star Classic T-Shirt Giveaway presented by Nymeo, Fireworks presented by Nymeo
- Saturday May 11 at 6:00 PM - Woodstock Night, Fireworks, Woodstock Jersey Auction
- Sunday May 12 at 1:00 PM - Halfway to Halloween, Post-Game Candy Drop presented by Advanced Helicopter Concepts, Rubber Duck Giveaway presented by Precision Heating and Cooling
- Friday May 17 at 7:00 PM - Family Fitness Weekend presented by Premiere Dental Arts, Hockey Night with Former Capital Mike Knuble Appearance, Fireworks presented by Premiere Dental Arts
- Saturday May 18 at 6:00 PM - Family Fitness Weekend presented by Premiere Dental Arts, Challenger Little League Pre-Game Softball Game, Redskins Night with Vernon Davis and Gary Clark Appearance presented by PMSi, Fireworks presented by Rentals Unlimited
- Sunday May 19 at 1:00 PM - Family Fitness Weekend presented by Premiere Dental Arts, Knock Tobacco Out of the Park presented by Smoke Free Frederick
- Monday May 20 at 7:00 PM - National Be A Millionaire Day
- Thursday May 23 at 11:00 AM - STEM Day presented by AstraZeneca
- Friday May 31 at 7:00 PM - Cowboy Monkey Rodeo, Fireworks presented by Frederick Magazine
June Special Events
- Saturday June 1 at 7:00 PM - Scout Night, Fireworks presented by TOPS, Inc.
- Tuesday June 18 - TIME TBD - 2019 Visit Frederick Carolina League All Star Classic, Fireworks presented by Visit Frederick
- Thursday June 27 at 7:00 PM - Pride Night
- Friday June 28 at 7:00 PM - Keyote's Character-Palooza Birthday, Fireworks, T-Shirt Giveaway presented by Hillside Turkey Farms
- Saturday June 29 at 6:00 PM - Margaritaville Night at the Ballpark, Montgomery Fire vs. Frederick Fire Pre-Game Softball Game, Fireworks
July Special Events
- Monday July 1 at 7:00 PM- Youth Baseball Camp Session 1 presented by MMI - The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics
- Tuesday July 2 at 7:00 PM - Youth Baseball Camp Session 1 presented by MMI - The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics
- Wednesday July 3 at 7:00 PM - Stars and Stripes Night, Fireworks, Youth Baseball Camp Session 1 presented by MMI - The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, Patriotic Hat Auction
- Wednesday July 10 at 7:00 PM - Brewer's Alley Beer Tasting
- Thursday July 11 at 7:00 PM - Medieval Times Night
- Friday July 12 at 7:00 PM - Social Media Night, Fireworks
- Saturday July 13 at 6:00 PM - Frederick Cheese Night, Fireworks, Frederick Cheese Jersey Auction
- Sunday July 14 at 1:00 PM - Meet the Team
- Monday July 15 at 12:00 PM - Intern Takeover Series, Night 1
- Tuesday July 16 at 7:00 PM - 24th Annual Charity Golf Classic
- Tuesday July 23 at 7:00 PM - Intern Takeover Series, Night 2
- Wednesday July 24 at 7:00 PM - Intern Takeover Series, Night 3
- Thursday July 25 at 12:00 PM - Super Splash Day
- Friday July 26 at 7:00 PM - Blast Off with Baseball, Fireworks, Nick Markakis All-Star Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Certa Advisors, Blast Off with Baseball Hat Auction
- Saturday July 27 at 6:00 PM - Christmas in July, Fireworks presented by Precision Heating and Cooling
- Sunday July 28 at 1:00 PM - Summer Reading
August Special Events
- Tuesday August 6 at 7:00 PM - Youth Baseball Camp Session 2 presented by MMI - The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics
- Wednesday August 7 at 7:00 PM - Youth Baseball Camp Session 2 presented by MMI - The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, Monocacy Brewing Company Beer Tasting
- Thursday August 8 at 7:00 PM - Frederick County Parks and Rec Night, Youth Baseball Camp Session 2 presented by MMI - The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics
- Friday August 9 at 7:00 PM - Cancer Awareness Night, Fireworks presented by Community Radiology Associates and Quincy Village, Cancer Awareness Jersey Auction
- Saturday August 10 at 6:00 PM - The Office Night with Leslie David Baker (aka Stanley Hudson) Appearance, Dylan Bundy Dundie Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Flying Dog Brewery, Fireworks presented by Flying Dog Brewery
- Sunday August 11 at 1:00 PM - Summer Reading, Royal Tea Party
- Friday August 16 at 7:00 PM - Fireworks
- Saturday August 17 at 6:00 PM - Faith Night, Fireworks, Waterboyz for Jesus Pre-Game Concert
- Sunday August 18 at 1:00 PM - Summer Reading, Meet the Team
- Wednesday August 21 at 7:00 PM - Emergency Preparedness Night presented by The Division of Emergency Management
- Thursday August 22 at 7:00 PM - Fort Detrick Night presented by En-Net Services
- Friday August 30 at 7:00 PM - Art in the Park, Fireworks, Art in the Park Jersey Auction
- Saturday August 31 at 6:00 PM - Wrestling Night with Jake "The Snake" Roberts Appearance, Fireworks
- Sunday September 1 at 6:00 PM - Guns and Hoses Pre-Game Softball Game, Fireworks
- Monday September 2 at 12:00 PM - Fan Appreciation Day
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