MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 12, 2019) - For the third-straight season, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans will host Cubs-A-Palooza on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. The weekend will feature an appearance from baseball-legend Lou Piniella on Friday courtesy of WMBF and Mix 97.7. On Saturday the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a special Cubs-themed giveaway brought to you by WMBF, 106.5 Nash FM, and The Sun News, details of which will be announced at a later date.
A limited amount of all-inclusive Cubs-A-Palooza packages are on sale now and available for purchase here. For just $75, VIPs will receive a "Low-Tide" ticket to both games, a dinner voucher for each game, a wristband for the Meet & Greet and early entry to the park each night. Package buyers must be present to receive the giveaway on Saturday.
Piniella guided the Cubs to back-to-back National League Central Division titles in 2007 and 2008, including a 97-win season in 2008 that earned him the National League Manager of the Year award. In 23 seasons as a manager, Piniella won 1,835 games, the 16-most in Major League Baseball history. He captured six division titles and won one World Series championship with Cincinnati Reds in 1990. Piniella also spent 16 years in the big leagues as a player. During his career he played for four teams with 11 years in a New York Yankees' uniform. He was a career .291 hitter and won the 1969 American League Rookie of the Year award with the Kansas City Royals. Piniella also won two World Series rings with the Yankees in 1977 and 1978.
Friday's game against the Potomac Nationals will begin at 7:05 p.m. with gates opening at 6:00 p.m., while Saturday's game against the Lynchburg Hillcats will begin at 6:05 p.m. with gates opening at 5:00 p.m.
Single-game tickets will be available on March 14 with the first Thirsty Thursday of the season as part of the Season Kick-Off Party. The event includes live music from Julio Navarro, $1.00 Bud and Bud Light drafts, $2.00 craft drafts, and 1/2 price Duplin Winery wines from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, and all fans are welcome to attend.
The Pelicans' 2019 season kicks off on April 4 against the Lynchburg Hillcats. Season tickets are available now. For more information or to purchase tickets visit myrtlebeachpelicans.com or call 843-918-6000.
ABOUT THE PELICANS: The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play their home games at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since being acquired by a group led by Chuck Greenberg during the 2006 season, the Pelicans have repeatedly set team attendance records and become known as one of Minor League Baseball's most innovative and creative franchises. The team and its employees have been dedicated to making a difference in the Myrtle Beach community, specifically giving back over $2 million in donations, fundraising proceeds, in-kind services and community service since launching the Pelicans Play It Forward Community Initiative in 2013. TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in six of the last seven seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences and the best in the Carolina League for six of the past seven seasons. In June 2017, the Pelicans won the 2017 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. On the field, the team has won four Mills Cup Championships, including claims to back-to-back titles in 1999 and 2000, and again in 2015 and 2016. The Pelicans have made 11 postseason appearances behind 13 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season, second half of 2016 and first half of 2017. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or email Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.