FREDERICK, MD -The Frederick Keys return to Nymeo Field from Thursday, April 20-Sunday, April 23 when the Salem Red Sox come to town. Some promotional highlights include Mystery Ball and Mystery Bobblehead Night, an appearance by the NEC champion Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team and the first Meet the Team event of 2017.
Gates open at 6 p.m for Friday night's game and fans will want to arrive early for Mystery Ball and Mystery Bobblehead Night. The first 500 fans receive a bobblehead that could come from anywhere across the sports landscape. This includes bobbleheads of TJ Oshie, Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Pete Rose, Stan Musial, David Ortiz, Matt Ryan, Holly Holm and even Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Fans can expect some Keys bobbleheads to be sprinkled in as well, ranging from Shooter McGavin to Iron Manny Machado. Bobbleheads will be limited to one bag per person.
Fans can also pick up a mystery ball. Each baseball costs $10 and proceeds benefit Frederick Keys Care. Over 100 balls have been signed ranging from Dylan Bundy to Kevin Gausman and George Brett. Baseballs have also been autographed by members of the 2017 Keys club. Mystery balls will be available while supplies last. Following Friday's game, there will be postgame fireworks presented by American Disposal Systems.
Saturday's game is at 2 p.m and is Mount St. Mary's Basketball Day. The Mountaineers men's basketball team is scheduled to be on hand and will be honored for their terrific 2017 season. Going 20-16 and 14-4 in NEC play, the Mountaineers won both the NEC Conference Championship and the conference's regular season title. Advancing to the NCAA tournament for the fifth time, the Mount defeated New Orleans in the NCAA First Four before falling to No. 1 Villanova.
Additionally, Danielle McNerney from the Food Network drops by Nymeo Field. An Ijamsville native, Danielle was the winner of the networks Chopped Junior. She is slated to throw out a first pitch and judge new menu items at the ballpark.
The weekend concludes with the first Meet the Team event on Sunday. Gates open at 1 p.m and fans can go down to the field to chat with their favorite players and get autographs. Those who come out can also bring their gloves and enjoy a pregame catch in the outfield from 1-1:30 p.m.
For tickets to this weekend's homestand or any 2017 game, contact the Keys at 301-815-9939 or visit frederickkeys.com. Ticket plans can also be purchased by calling 301-815-9900. Any fan who purchases or renews a ticket plan can choose between a Jonathan Schoop bobblehead or a Dylan Bundy gnome.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.