51s HOST SALT LAKE BEES IN FOUR-GAME HOMESTAND FROM JUNE 22-25
51s JERSEY NIGHT ON SATURDAY
AND VALUE MENU MONDAY ON JUNE 24
The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, will open a brief four-game homestand on Saturday, June 22 against the Salt Lake Bees, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m. The 51s will play their final Sunday home “day” game of the season on June 23 at 12:05 p.m. The four remaining Sunday “home” games of the 2013 campaign will be played in the evening (July 28, August 11, 25 and September 1). The homestand against the Bees will conclude on Monday-Tuesday, June 24-25 at 7:05 p.m.
The 51s, under manager Wally Backman, are concluding a brief four-game road trip in Tucson, Ariz., against the Padres, Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, on Friday evening. Las Vegas, 37-34, is in second place in the Pacific Southern Division, two games behind the Sacramento River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s.
2013 ATTENDANCE: In 36 dates, Las Vegas’ total is 186,711 for an average of 5,186. Las Vegas’ season-high crowds, which include three sellouts, are 11,776 against Round Rock on May 10 and 11,522 for the 10th Annual School Day Game against Albuquerque on May 14 at Cashman Field. The Las Vegas franchise has reached the 300,000 plateau in “home” attendance in all 30 seasons (1983-2012) and the all-time attendance total now stands at 10,173,225. The 51s organization have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.
51s Jersey Night will be presented in the opener of the homestand on Saturday evening. The first 2,500 fans through the gates will receive the attractive “51s Black Jersey.” The gates will open at 6 p.m. and the first pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
Value Menu Monday will be presented in game three of the series on June 24. Monday “home” games will feature a “Value Menu” for the fifth straight season. The 51s and Aramark have teamed together for discounted food items on Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Peanuts, Cracker Jacks and Pretzels for just $1.00 per item.
First baseman Efren Navarro is in his third season with Salt Lake. He attended UNLV and was drafted in the 50th round by the Angels of June 2007 First-Year Player Draft. He made his Major League debut on September 2, 2011 vs. Minnesota and recorded his first MLB hit vs. Texas (2-for-4, double) on September 28, 2011. He is a three-time Angels Minor League Defensive Player of the Year (2008, 2011, 2012) and was the recipient of a Rawlings Gold Glove Award for defensive excellence at his position in 2011.
In 2013, he is the third leading hitter in the PCL with a .340 batting average in 67 games (83-for-244).
The 51s will broadcast all games on Lotus Broadcasting on Fox Sports Radio 920 AM, which will carry live all 144 regular season games. Also, all games will be available on the 51s website (Major League Baseball Advanced Media, MLBAM) at www.LV51.com. Russ Langer, the eight-time Nevada Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), is in his 14th season behind the microphone calling 51s baseball.
All 51s games will also be broadcast on MiLB.TV via LV51.com.
Following the homestand, the PCL has a scheduled off day on Wednesday, June 26. The 51s will then conclude the “June” schedule with a four-game road trip to the Pacific Northwest against the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, from Thursday-Sunday, June 27-30. The Rainiers have the best record in the 16-team PCL with a 44-30 mark (.595).
Tickets for all 51s home games can be purchased at the America First Credit Union Box Office at Cashman Field. The box office is open Monday-Friday (non game days) from Noon to 4:30 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com). Ticketmaster outlets are located at selected Smith’s Food & Drug.
The individual game tickets for the 72-game home season are priced at $10.00 (reserved, $11.00-Day of Game); $13.00 (plaza, $14.00-Day of Game) and $14.00 (field, $15.00-Day of Game). The traditional $2.00 discount for Military personnel is offered on plaza and reserved seats throughout the season except for the “Fireworks Extravaganza” on Wednesday, July 3 (all seats are priced at $15.00 for this special event).
Season tickets and mini-plan packages (10 & 10-Game You Pick’em, 20, 33-game plans) are available by calling the 51s office at (702) 798-7825.
Official licensed 51s team merchandise is available on the “Team Shop” section of the website at www.LV51.com.