Braves Alumni Weekend schedule of events

Braves Alumni Weekend (Friday-Sunday)

FRIDAY

John Smoltz Hall of Fame induction – Omni Hotel, 11:30 a.m. (sold out)

Smoltz number retirement ceremony – 7 p.m., Turner Field (to be shown on Fox Sports South, followed by Braves vs. Blue Jays on WPCH).  Smoltz’s 29 will be the ninth retired Braves uniform number, joining Hank Aaron (44), Eddie Mathews (41), Dale Murphy (3), Phil Niekro (35), Warren Spahn (21), Greg Maddux (31), Tom Glavine (47) and Bobby Cox (6).

Braves vs. Blue Jays, 7:35 p.m. (gates open 5 p.m.)

Alumni autographs 5:30-6:30 p.m. (at locations around ballpark). Confirmed alumni: Sid Bream, Rick Camp, Bobby Cox, Marvin Freeman, Andy Ashby, Mike Bell, Mike Bielecki, Marty Perez, Craig Skok, Tony Brizzolara, Brad Clontz, Otis Nixon, Jeff Treadway, Greg McMichael, Pete VanWieren, Jay Howell, Ryan Klesko, Kevin Gryboski, Bob Horner, Jose Alvarez, Dwight Smith, Todd Pratt, Chris Seelbach, John Sullivan, Jim Nash, Denny Neagle, Jerome Walton, Phil Niekro, Francisco Cabrera, Leo Mazzone, Ron Gant and Mark Wohlers.

Postgame fireworks

SATURDAY

Braves vs. Blue Jays, 4:05 p.m. (gates open 1 p.m.)

Alumni softball game — 2:30 p.m.-3:30 pm.

“Sid Slide” pregame ceremony–  3:40 p.m. To celebrate 20th anniversary of Bream’s climactic slide into home plate in Game 7 of the 1992 National League Championship Series, a ceremony will honor Bream, Francisco Cabrera and home plate umpire Randy Marsh. Longtime Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren will be the host.

“Sid Bream Slides” bobblehead giveaway – The first 20,000 fans receive a bobblehead depicting the famous slide. Bobbleheads distributed at the gates.

SUNDAY

Braves vs. Blue Jays, 1:35 p.m. (gates open 11 a.m.)

Alumni Sunday: Former Braves greet fans and have pictures taken with them at stations around the ballpark. Confirmed for Sunday: Sid Bream, Rick Camp, Marvin Freeman, Andy Ashby, Mike Bell, Mike Bielecki, Marty Perez, Craig Skok, Tony Brizzolara, Brad Clontz, Pete Smith, Otis Nixon, Jeff Treadway, Greg McMichael, Jay Howell, Javy Lopez, Dale Murphy, Mike Remlinger, C.J. Nitkowski, Tom Paciorek, Todd Pratt, Chris Seelbach, John Sullivan, Jim Nash, Denny Neagle, Jerome Walton and Francisco Cabrera.

• Braves Ride ‘n’ Rally: To raise money for the American Diabetes Association. The first 300 bikers to purchase tickets get to participate in the ride around Turner Field with Braves alumni. $35 ticket includes VIP Blue Lot parking pass, Ride Around pass, donation to American Diabetes Association, Ride ‘n’ Rally drawstring bag.

• Kids Run the Bases: Weekly Sunday event, kids 14 and under can run the bases after the game. Meet at the Hank Aaron ramp at aisle 129 on Field Level.

18 comments Add your comment

Lobosolo

June 8th, 2012
2:26 am

Smoltz is a lousy tipper on the golf course…

JNick

June 8th, 2012
4:22 am

“I said hey…Smoltzie…how ’bout a little somethin’ – ya know, for the effort, ya know…”

WTF

June 8th, 2012
7:28 am

When he takes your $20 bill on that Nassau, you expect a ‘tip’?

[...] Baseball: It’s Alumni Weekend at Turner Field, and the Braves will retire former pitcher John Smoltz’s number in an on-field ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. June 8 (right before the Braves face off against the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:30 p.m.). Many more former Braves will be on hand signing autographs beginning at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 9, fans can catch members of the 1992 Braves square off against other Braves legends including Sid Bream, Otis Nixon, Phil Niekro, Dale Murphy, Francisco Cabrera, Bobby Cox and Rick Camp in the second annual Braves Alumni Softball game. Gates open at 1 p.m. for the 2:30 p.m. game. More Braves legends will be on hand to greet fans and take pictures at Sunday’s game, which starts at 1:30 p.m. For more details on the weekend’s activities, check David O’Brien’s Braves blog. [...]

Rufio

June 8th, 2012
9:23 am

Lobosolo………..did you ever consider a tip was not warranted by the lack of performance?

Rich T

June 8th, 2012
10:08 am

People complain that we only won one World Series during that era, but we sure as hell got to see a lot of great baseball. As a fan who suffered in the 1970s and 1980s, is bummed about the latter 2000s, and remains skeptical of the current regime and roster, I’ll take what we had in the 1990s with no complaint at all.

Rich T

June 8th, 2012
10:09 am

I meant to note that I thank Schuerholz, Cox, Maddus, Glavine, Smoltz, Chipper, Justice, and many more for that.

tjhook

June 8th, 2012
10:30 am

Who was/is Craig Skok?

Rich T

June 8th, 2012
10:46 am

If memory serves correct, Skok was a relief pitcher in the late 1980s.

NAT1138

June 8th, 2012
10:51 am

Craig Skok was a relief pitcher in the late 70’s.

The last name rhymes with Coke and spawned the catch phrase: “Everything goes better with Skok”…

DC Braves fan

June 8th, 2012
11:56 am

Andy Ashby? wasn’t he in ATL for half a season? And Todd Pratt? I would think he would identify more with the Mets…

Hmmmmmmm

June 8th, 2012
12:47 pm

Smoltz is just plain lousy…. I don’t care if he can pitch….

Hmmmmmmm

June 8th, 2012
1:22 pm

KakNiqueTree

June 8th, 2012
2:52 pm

Randy Marsh is being honored tonight? Sure that got the attention of those ‘92 Pirates (remember those iffy ball and strike calls on Stan Belinda?)

alanfalcon

June 8th, 2012
4:24 pm

It’s pretty bad when the cry babies show up when someone is being honored-way to go babies !!!!

Mister Frisky

June 8th, 2012
4:54 pm

Brad Clontz gets invited to alumni weekend but not John Rocker?That’s just wrong.

Whiskey River

June 8th, 2012
4:58 pm

@MF If you want to do that, Dont forget Bonds

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