Moosic, Pa. - The SWB RailRiders (Triple A/New York Yankees) are excited to announce the return of the popular Legends Series at PNC Field this summer!
In 2016, the RailRiders created the Legends Series, which is comprised of individual visits to PNC Field by baseball legends and other greats as part of celebrations culminating in a RailRiders game. The club is excited to bring the series back with more fabled names.
"The positive response from last year's Legends Series made it a no brainer to continue the series again for this season," RailRiders President Josh Olerud said. "We have a great list of players committed and we will be adding more in near future. This is truly a star-studded lineup and must-see games for our RailRiders faithful."
Headlining the list of greats are names such as eight-time Major League All-Star and four-time World Series champion Darryl Strawberry, seven-time Cy Young and two-time World champion Roger Clemens and Goose Gossage, a member of the MLB Hall of Fame.
Another Hall of Famer will appear at PNC Field on August 3 when the WWE's Diamond Dallas Page pays a visit. Two-time MLB All-Star and former SWB Red Baron Andy Ashby is scheduled to appear on Friday, July 7, and former Phillies and Red Baron hurler, the 1989 National League All-Star closer Mitch Williams rounds out the list of names announced at this time.
A limited number of 50 "Legends Series" ticket packages will be available starting on May 3. For $550, fans receive two tickets with best available seating for all Legends Series games, a 30-minute meet and greet with the Legends before each game and an autographed bat signed by all the Legends once the series is completed.
The following is the schedule for the 2017 Legends Series and the confirmed special guests for each game:
- Sunday May 21st - Darryl Strawberry
- Friday June 2nd - Legend to be determined
- Friday June 23rd - Roger Clemens
- Friday July 7th - Andy Ashby
- Sunday July 9th - Mitch Williams
- Thursday, August 3rd - WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page
- Saturday August 19th - Goose Gossage
- Saturday August 26th - Legend to be determined
The 2016 Gildan Triple-A Nation Champion RailRiders return home to PNC Field on Friday, May 5 to host the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals) at 6:35 p.m. The Glow-in-the-Park Friday will also sport celebrations for Cinco de Mayo. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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