Braves Alumni Weekend: Schedule of events

BY foxsports • June 7, 2012

Friday, 7:35 p.m. vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Gates open at 5 p.m.  

Publix Friday Night Fireworks – Enjoy the Braves game and a spectacular fireworks show set to music following every Braves Friday home game.

Alumni Autographs – Braves alumni will be on deck to sign autographs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at different locations around the ballpark. Confirmed for Friday: 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 Van Wieren, 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.

John Smoltz Hall of Fame Induction and Uniform Number Retirement, 11:30 a.m., The Omni Hotel. Smoltz will be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame during a special luncheon held at hotel at CNN Center. Former teammates, coaches and broadcasters will be on hand to honor Smoltz.

Smoltz Uniform Number Retirement – Turner Field at 7 p.m.

The Braves will retire Smoltz's No. 29 during a special on-field ceremony prior to the game. His will be the ninth Braves uniform number to be retired, joining Hank Aaron (44), Eddie Mathews (41), Dale Murphy (3), Phil Niekro (35), Warren Spahn (21), Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine (47) and Bobby Cox (6).
 
Saturday, 4:05 p.m. vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Gates open at 1 p.m.

Alumni Softball Game 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Members of the 1992 Atlanta Braves square off against other Braves Legends in the second annual Braves Alumni Softball game prior to the start of the regular game.

Sid Slide Pregame Ceremony 3:40 p.m. – To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sid Bream’s slide into home plate during the 1992 National League Championship Series Game 7, a special pregame ceremony will take place honoring Bream, Francisco Cabrera and home plate umpire Randy Marsh. The presentation will be hosted by longtime Braves broadcaster and Braves Hall of Fame member, Pete Van Wieren.

Sid Bream Slide Bobblehead Giveaway – In the first of a series of three bobblehead giveaways this season, the first 20,000 fans will receive a Sid Bream Slides Bobblehead. Other giveaways include the Craig Kimbrel 2011 Rookie of the Year on June 13 and Chipper Jones on Aug. 16.

Live Music in the Plaza – Braves Band of the Year contestant Aaron Parker will perform.
 
Sunday, 1:35 p.m. vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Gates Open at 11 a.m.

Braves alumni will greet fans take pictures at stations around the ballpark for Alumni Sundays. Confirmed for Sunday photographs (see note below): 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, CJ Nitkowski, Tom Paciorek,  Todd Pratt, Chris Seelbach, John Sullivan, Jim Nash, Denny Neagle, Jerome Walton and Francisco Cabrera.

Braves Ride 'n' Rally – Bikers unite to help raise money for the American Diabetes Association. The first 300 fans to purchase tickets will get to participate in the ride-around Turner Field with Braves Alumni. $35 tickets include VIP Blue Lot parking pass, Ride-Around Turner Field pass, Donation to American Diabetes Association, customized Ride 'n' Rally Drawstring Bag.

Kids Run The Bases – Presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, we invite all kids 14 and under to run the bases after every regular season Sunday home game.  Just meet at the Hank Aaron ramp at aisle 129 on the Field Level.

Note: Alumni appearances are not guaranteed at all weekend events. Autographs and/or photos are not guaranteed.


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