Tag: Charleston RiverDogs

Charleston RiverDogs Host Hagerstown Suns in Upcoming Four-Game Homestand

Charleston RiverDogs Host Hagerstown Suns in Upcoming Four-Game Homestand

Featured promotions include Gullah Heritage Night, Rainbows Day & Holiday Celebration CHARLESTON, SC July 24, 2014 – Following a seven-game road trip, the Charleston RiverDogs return to Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park from Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, August 3. This four-game homestand includes a visit from the Hagerstown Suns while the RiverDogs celebrate a veritable cornucopia of festive events and celebrations. Thursday, July 31, 7:05 pm: The RiverDogs kick off this homestand with another Budweiser Thirsty Thursday, courtesy of 95SX. The Ashley View Pub will host $1 drafts and entertainment from DJ Natty Heavy and Wild Wing Café will also sponsor a wing-eating contest in the Ashley View Pub. Prior to Thursday’s contest, a sailor reenlistment ceremony will take […]

Time Is Running Out on Voting for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame

Time Is Running Out on Voting for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame

Deadline to cast ballots is Aug. 8 CHARLESTON, SC July 22, 2014 – Time is running out for fans who wish to vote for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014. On-line voting continues through 5 pm on Friday, Aug. 8. On Friday, Aug. 15, the three individuals selected for enshrinement will be inducted prior to the RiverDogs’ game against the Rome Braves. Two of the inductees will be chosen through fan voting while the committee will vote in one member. The finalists for the Class of 2014 as determined by the Hall of Fame’s advisory committee, in alphabetical order, are Pete Ayoub, Lee Curtis, Kiki Cuyler, Reese Havens, David Hoffman, Billy Swails, Jr., and Torre Tyson. To […]

Brandon Thomas Drills Four Hits to Defeat Augusta GreenJackets

Brandon Thomas Drills Four Hits to Defeat Augusta GreenJackets

Brandon Thomas’ first four-hit game, Mark Payton’s first home run lead winning rally Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1zX7fL1 CHARLESTON, SC July 21, 2014 – Brandon Thomas set a career high with four hits and knocked in the winning run to pace the Charleston RiverDogs to an 8-5 series-clinching victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Monday afternoon in front of 2,078 fans at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in South Atlantic League action. Mark Payton also hit his first professional home run in the victory. The RiverDogs improved to 15-16 in the second half and 48-53 this season. With the loss, the GreenJackets fell to 14-18 and 48-52, respectively. Augusta opened the scoring, taking a 2-0 advantage in the first inning. Chris Lofton […]

Mike Veeck’s Job Safe (for Now), Disco Demolition 2 Turns Out to Be a Real Blast For Fans

Mike Veeck’s Job Safe (for Now), Disco Demolition 2 Turns Out to Be a Real Blast For Fans

Incident occurs on the same night as “Bill Veeck Bobble-LEG” giveaway CHARLESTON, SC July 20, 2014 – Scholars declare we study history to help preserve the past and also to help predict the future. In this case, history almost repeated itself. Nearly 35 years to the day, Mike Veeck, then in promotions department for the Chicago White Sox – the team that was owned by his Hall of Fame father, Bill Veeck – staged “Disco Demolition Night” at Comiskey Park, a stunt where disco records were exploded between games of a twi-night doubleheader against the rival Detroit Tigers. And as it has been duly documented, the promotion that signaled the unofficial end of the disco era, backfired as a near-riot funneled […]

‘Dogs Survive Marathon Against GreenJackets

‘Dogs Survive Marathon Against GreenJackets

Charleston, Augusta combined for 16 runs, 26 hits in contest that lasted 3:26 Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1rdbnT0 CHARLESTON, SC July 19, 2014 – After charging to a seven-run lead, the Charleston RiverDogs outlasted an Augusta GreenJackets comeback attempt in a 9-7 RiverDogs win on Saturday evening in front of 6,529 fans in a sellout crowd at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in South Atlantic League action. Tyler Wade went 4-for-5 for Charleston, driving in two runs and scoring another. Charleston bounced up to 14-15 in the second half and 47-52 overall. Augusta dropped to 13-17 and 47-51, respectively. The game, which lasted three hours and 26 minutes, was the 11th RiverDogs victory in the past 13 contests. The RiverDogs quickly took […]

Smoked Pork Belly Pastrami Sandwich Available Sunday at Riley Park

Smoked Pork Belly Pastrami Sandwich Available Sunday at Riley Park

Home Team BBQ’s Aaron Siegel to serve as Celebrity Smokin’ Chef for the Day CHARLESTON, SC July 18, 2014 – The Celebrity Smokin’ Chef promotion that the Charleston RiverDogs have held every Sunday home game this season continues this weekend. The club has announced that a Smoked Pork Belly Pastrami Sandwich will be the special smoked dish available for Sunday, July 20. The Celebrity Chef preparing the smoked delicacy this weekend will be Aaron Siegel from Home Team BBQ. Chef Siegel will be at the game and stationed by the RiverDogs’ new smoker throughout the afternoon to promote the specific dish, ensure it is being served appropriately, and visit with fans. The Smoked Pork Belly Pastrami Sandwich will be served […]

Lowcountry Resident to Receive Order of the Silver Crescent Prior to RiverDogs-GreenJackets Game on Saturday

Lowcountry Resident to Receive Order of the Silver Crescent Prior to RiverDogs-GreenJackets Game on Saturday

David Beasley to receive the state’s highest honor for community service CHARLESTON, SC July 17, 2014 – Lowcountry resident David Beasley will be honored with South Carolina’s highest award for community service — the Order of the Silver Crescent — prior to the Charleston RiverDogs’ Military Appreciation Night game against the Augusta GreenJackets on Saturday, July 19, at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Beasley is being recognized for his long-time volunteer work with the American Red Cross as a platelet donor and for his involvement in other community activities that include the Adopt-a-Beach Program, the Historic Charleston Foundation, and the Riverland Terrace Neighborhood Association. “The Charleston RiverDogs and Riley Park are proud to serve as the site for this special […]

Charleston RiverDogs Opener Against Lexington Legends Postponed

Charleston RiverDogs Opener Against Lexington Legends Postponed

Series, homestand to begin with Wednesday doubleheader at 6:05pm at Riley Park CHARLESTON, SC July 15, 2014 – The Charleston RiverDogs and the Lexington Legends were postponed due to rain on Tuesday evening at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. This three-game series and seven-game RiverDogs homestand will start on Wednesday with a doubleheader that is scheduled for 6:05pm. There will be two seven-inning contests in the twin bill. Tickets for Tuesday’s contest may be exchanged at the Riley Park Box Office to any remaining RiverDogs home game in 2014. Video and audio coverage for Wednesday’s doubleheader will start on www.riverdogs.com shortly before the 6:05pm first pitch. 1250 WTMA will pick up the radio coverage at 7pm. BALLPARK FUN: The RiverDogs […]

“Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It” Set for Saturday, July 19

“Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It” Set for Saturday, July 19

Fans that donate Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus items for postgame demolition receive $1 tickets CHARLESTON, SC July 15, 2014 – “Disco Demolition Night” at Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979 remains one of the most well-known promotions in sports history. The original promotion was organized by current Charleston RiverDogs President Mike Veeck, but 35 years and one week later, this classic promotion will feature a 21st Century spin arranged by the RiverDogs. On Saturday, July 19, the Charleston RiverDogs will host “Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It,” a modern sequel featuring the destruction of Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus music and paraphernalia. The RiverDogs will play the Augusta GreenJackets at 6:05 pm at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, and […]

HOPE Week Headlines Charleston RiverDogs Seven-Game Homestand

HOPE Week Headlines Charleston RiverDogs Seven-Game Homestand

July 19 Includes Military Appreciation Night, Bill Veeck Bobble-Leg, Modern Sequel of Disco Demolition Night CHARLESTON, SC July 14, 2014 – The Charleston RiverDogs are back at home for a seven-game homestand from Tuesday, July 15 through Monday, July 21. HOPE Week 2014, an annual New York Yankees outreach initiative, runs through the first five days of this homestand. Saturday, July 19 will be full of fun as the RiverDogs will host Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It along with Military Appreciation Night and a Bill Veeck Bobble-Leg Giveaway. Tuesday, July 15, 7:05 pm: HOPE Week 2014 begins as the RiverDogs partner with Warriors 4 Warriors. It is Harris Teeter 2-for-$20 Date Night, presented by Nash FM. Couples that […]