Legends Game Experiences Available for Online Auction

Bid on one-of-a-kind opportunities to meet Yankees and Braves alumni

May 18, 2017 1:34 PM ET

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston RiverDogs are nearly set to host two of the premier franchises in baseball as the Braves and Yankees of yesteryear converge on Joe Riley Park for the "Legends in the South" Alumni game on Friday, June 9 at 6pm presented by Budweiser and Container Maintenance. Fans can bid on one-of-a-kind experiences to welcome the Braves and Yankees to Charleston, hang out with the Legends in the clubhouse pregame, and more, now available at riverdogs.milbauctions.com.

Yankees and Braves VIP Experiences -- one each, $300 starting bid, bidding closes on Monday, June 5th at 12pm. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience what it's like to be a professional ballplayer. Winners will suit up in full uniform, take batting practice on the field and play in the game. Winners will have their own locker in the Clubhouse and experience the game from the dugout with the Yankees/Braves.

Yankees and Braves Bat Boys -- one each, $100 starting bid, bidding closes on Monday, June 5th at 12pm. This is a boy's dream come true. The bat boy will play a crucial role in keeping the Yankees/Braves' dugout in order. Some of the duties will include: retrieving foul balls, helmets, bats and any other gear necessary to and from the dugout when asked or needed, communicating with the umpires, and making sure the water is full and the cups are stocked. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the team!

Luncheon -- 10 spots, buy it now option only, $100. This is an exclusive opportunity to chat with Braves and Yankees legends over lunch on Friday, June 9th. Sit with the former major league players and reminisce about their playing days. The luncheon will take place in a local downtown restaurant and includes a plated lunch and cash bar. After lunch, the players will head to Joe Riley Park for the big game.

Welcome Reception/Meet & Greet -- 20 spots, buy it now option only, $120. Fans can purchase this online through rileyparkevents.com, this is just another avenue to do so. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and mingle with Braves and Yankees legends. Be one of the firsts to give them a warm Charleston welcome. The reception will take place in the new Riley Park Club during the RiverDogs baseball game on June 8th. Tickets include food stations from Mercantile & Mash and beer and wine. Feel like a part of the team as old friends catch up and chat about their playing days.

 

 

 

Members already signed on for the midsummer classic include four-time gold glover Marquis Grissom, former 1991 NLCS MVP Steve Avery, former New York first rounder Ron Blomberg, Braves slugger Ryan Klesko, Atlanta playoff hero Sid Bream, and Yankees-lifer Gene "Stick" Michael.

The Braves and Yankees were the dominant forces of the 1990s, with the two franchises combining for nine division titles and eight pennants with at least one of the teams appearing in six of the nine World Series during the decade.

General admission tickets for the two-time World Series rematch start at just $12, and can be secured online at www.rileyparkevents.com , at the Riley Park box office, or by contacting the RiverDogs front office at 843-577-DOGS (3647). Batting practice will be open to all ticket holders starting at 4 with the Legends available to sign autographs pregame. For tickets and information on VIP experiences, visit www.rileyparkevents.com.

Along with tickets to the game on Friday, fans will have the chance to rub shoulders with some of the all-time greats the night before as the RiverDogs take on the Asheville Tourists at 7:05pm at The Joe on Thursday, June 8. The Braves and Yankees legends will mix-and-mingle with fans in the Riley Park Club during the game with all-inclusive tickets to the brand-new luxury gameday venue that includes complimentary food, beer, and wine for $120 each with a limited number available. RiverDogs tickets, including options for the all-new Riley Park Club, are now available and can be secured by contacting the box office at (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or online at www.riverdogs.com.

 

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Braves Legends Roster

 

Steve Avery, LHP

Mike Bielecki, RHP

Sid Bream, IF

Marvin Freeman, RHP

Marquis Grissom, OF

Ryan Klesko, IF/OF

Greg McMichael, RHP

Denny Neagle, LHP

Dwight Smith, OF

Pete Smith, RHP

Jeff Treadway, IF

 

Yankees Legends Roster

 

Willie Banks, RHP

Ron Blomberg, IF

Brian Boehringer, RHP

Scott Bradley, C

Steven Jackson, RHP

Jay Johnstone, OF

Gene Michael, IF

John Montefusco, RHP

Fritz Peterson, LHP

Tanyon Sturtze, RHP

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