What do Gaylord Perry, Tommy John, Jamie Moyer, Ryan Vogelsong and Don Larsen all have in common? In addition to being Famous Baseball Pitchers - they all will be appearing at Volcanoes Stadium this summer!!
The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and KBZY AM1490 Radio have announced that Saturday Night Volcanoes' home games will provide fans the chance to meet, have photographs with, and obtain autographs from these Legends of the game. Jamie Moyer will leadoff the series on Saturday, June 16th with Tommy John to follow on Saturday, July 7th. Ryan Vogelsong will appear on Saturday, July 21st, Don Larsen August 11th and Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry will conclude the Legends series with his appearance on Saturday, August 18th.
June 16: Jamie Moyer who played 25 seasons in the Big Leagues; beloved pitcher for the Seattle Mariners for 11 of those seasons, won 269 games during his career.
July 7: Tommy John played 26 seasons in the Majors; 14 of those seasons came after his famous ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery - a surgery that ended up bearing his name. Tommy won 288 games during his illustrious career.
July 21: Ryan Vogelsong started his career as a Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in 1998, and went on to play 12 years in the Majors and become a National League All-Star, and 2-time World Series Champion!
August 11: Don Larsen pitched arguably the best game in the history of Baseball when he threw a Perfect Game versus the highly-heralded Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 World Series. This Yankee Legend played in a total of 5 World Series and earned the World Series MVP Award.
August 18: Gaylord Perry, 22 years in the Big Leagues - 314 wins, 2-time Cy Young Award Winner, 5 time All-Star and Hall of Famer. Most notably he won one of the most memorable games in Seattle Mariners history winning his 300th game with the team in 1982.
"We've found our fans really enjoy meeting stars from the past," said Volcanoes' owner Jerry Walker. "We've put together the ultimate Legends Series featuring some of the best players to ever play this great game. We're very excited for our fans to have this opportunity to meet these fantastic players and have the chance to reminisce with them. KBZY is the perfect partner for this Legends Series, noted Walker, their listeners remember all the Greats when they were playing in their prime." Earlier this year the Volcanoes and KBZY Radio announced that all Volcanoes' games, home and away, would be broadcast live on KBZY 1490AM.
The team has announced an Opening Weekend 3-Game Package that will provide fans the chance to meet Jamie Moyer. The package includes Opening Night (June 15th), Jamie Moyer Night (June 16th) and the Father's Day game (June 17th). "We felt this would make a great Father's Day Gift - packaging our first weekend games together. Opening Night will include a spectacular post-game firework show, Jamie Moyer on Saturday, and Father's Day on Sunday - what a great way to start the season and a neat gift for Dad," said Volcanoes Director of Ticketing Liam McClary.
In addition, the team has announced a Legends Package - providing fans an opportunity to attend each of the Legends games.
The Volcanoes won Minor League Baseball's Promotion of the Year Award in 2017 with their nationally recognized Eclipse Game. The first ever delay of a professional sporting event due to a solar eclipse. "The Legends Series may set the stage for back-to-back Awards," added McClary.
Fans can visit www.volcanoestickets.com to purchase these packages or call 503-390-2225. "We expect these games to sellout, so I encourage fans to purchase their packages now," concluded McClary.