D-backs announce Alumni Day plans
PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the first-ever D-backs Alumni Day baseball game on Sept. 15 featuring D-backs alumni such as Luis Gonzalez, Matt Williams, Brandon Webb, Steve Finley and many more. They will take the field shortly after the conclusion of the D-backs-Giants game at 5:10 p.m. and will play four innings.
The D-backs will offer a selection of throwback merchandise, including Justin Upton and Paul Goldschmidt purple replica jerseys, New Era fitted purple game caps and Nike “Cooperstown Collection” T-shirts available for purchase at the Chase Field main concourse Team Shop. Fans that follow the D-backs on Facebook (facebook.com/dbacks) and Twitter (@Dbacks) will have the opportunity to win throwback memorabilia and in-game experiences, including the chance to help the managers create that night’s alumni batting lineup
The Alumni Day festivities will begin with an on-field pregame ceremony to introduce the following D-backs alumni expected to attend: Joel Adamson, Scott Brow, Bobby Chouinard, Alex Cintron, Midre Cummings, David Dellucci, Elmer Dessens, Chris Donnels, Erubiel Durazo, Mike Fetters, Bernard Gilkey, Andrew Good, Robby Hammock, Mike Hampton, Ken Huckaby, Eric Knott, Travis Lee, Mark Little, Albie Lopez, Matt Mantei, Quinton McCracken, Mike Morgan, Vladimir Nunez, Armando Reynoso, Reggie Sanders, Junior Spivey, Andy Stankiewicz, Kelly Stinnett and Greg Swindell. Players are subject to change and some may not participate in the game.
Current D-backs players and coaches will wear the purple alternate jersey worn from 1998-2002 that features the “Arizona” word mark. The jersey was voted on by fans through an online voting contest that ran just prior to Opening Day.
The first 20,000 fans will receive a Matt Williams alumni bobblehead, courtesy of Chase, that will feature the current D-backs third base coach and five-time All-Star third baseman who was a member of the 2001 World Championship team.
Fans are encouraged to vote for the next D-backs legend to be featured in the Legends Entertainment District. Fans can vote online at foxsportsarizona.com. The newest D-backs legend will be unveiled during the FOX Sports Arizona pregame show on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. on a 42-foot tall super graphic across from Chase Field located at the intersection of Jefferson and 5th Street in the Legends Entertainment District.
Tickets for the Alumni Day game can be purchased by calling a D-backs representative at (602) 514-8400 or online at dbacks.com/alumni.