51s RETURN TO CASHMAN FIELD FOR NINE-GAME (EIGHT-DAY) HOMESTAND
FROM JULY 4-11 AGAINST ALBUQUERQUE AND SALT LAKE
FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA (SATURDAY, JULY 4TH)
BUDWEISER DOLLAR BEER NIGHT (THURSDAY, JULY 9)
51s PLAYER CARDS NIGHT (FRIDAY, JULY 10);
51s PAIR OF PINT GLASSES NIGHT (SATURDAY, JULY 11)
Jerry Tarkanian, the five-year-old son of Danny Tarkanian, will “Throw Out” the ceremonial first pitch on Saturday, July 4th at Cashman Field.
The Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, Pacific Coast League action, at 7:05 p.m.
The traditional post-game Fireworks Extravaganza will be featured!
About Jerry’s grandfather…
JERRY TARKANIAN (1930-2015) – “TARK THE SHARK”
Jerry Tarkanian, a 2013 inductee into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., coached 31 years on the Division I level at Long Beach State (1968-73), UNLV and Fresno State (1995-2002) and finished his career with a 784-202 record (.795). In his 19-year run with UNLV, from 1973 to 1992, he went 509-105 for an .829 winning percentage. He took the Runnin’ Rebels to the Final Four “4” times, winning the NCAA title in 1990, the only one the program has ever won. He passed away on February 11, 2015 at the age of 84.
The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, and the 2013 & 2014 Pacific Southern Division Champions, will open an nine-game (eight-day) homestand on Saturday, July 4 against the Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m. The four-game series against Albuquerque will conclude on Tuesday, July 7 (all games at 7:05 p.m.) The 51s will then host the Salt Lake Bees, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, in a five-game series from Wednesday-Saturday, July 8-11. All games will be at 7:05 p.m. except for the 5:05 p.m. double-header on Thursday, July 9.
THE FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA, PRESENTED BY NEVADA STATE BANK – SATURDAY, JULY 4th
The 51s organization will present The Best Independence Day Fireworks Show in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 4th following the Albuquerque/51s contest at 7:05 p.m. Fans can also enjoy the “Dreyer’s Ice Cream Family Fun Fest” inside the Cashman Convention Center from 3 – 6 p.m. with games, live music & more. The fun fest is free with a game ticket to the July 4th contest.
All seats are priced at $15.00 for this special game
Las Vegas, under third-year manager Wally Backman and the 2014 PCL Manager of the Year, are currently on a brief four-game road trip to the Pacific Northwest against the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The road trip will conclude on Friday evening and Las Vegas is 0-2 in the series. The “first place” 51s (45-35 record, .563) hold a 5.5 game lead over second-place El Paso (39-40, .494) in the Pacific Southern Division.
The 51s organization have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.
2015 ATTENDANCE: In 38 dates, Las Vegas’ total is 194,023 for an average of 5,106. The 51s began the 2015 “home” season with back-to-back sellouts on April 17 (11,007) and April 18 (9,928). The “home opener” crowd on April 17 of 11,007 was the largest in the 33-year franchise history (10,622 – inaugural home opener on April 10, 1983 vs. Salt Lake City). The Las Vegas franchise has reached the 300,000 plateau in “home” attendance in all 32 seasons (1983-2014) and the all-time attendance total now stands at 10,838,232.
Smith’s Value Menu Monday will be presented in game three of the series on July 6. Monday “home” games will feature a “Value Menu” for the seventh 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.
Albuquerque’s roster features two of the top 10 prospects in the Rockies organization, according to Baseball America: Right-handed pitcher Jon Gray (No. 2) and right-handed pitcher Eddie Butler (No. 4).
Budweiser Dollar Beer Night will be presented on Thursday, July 9 and will feature a 5:05 p.m. double-header (two seven-inning games). “Dollar Beer Night” will be presented at every Thursday home game during the 2015 season. Proper identification and wristbands are required for dollar beer night.
Game four of the series on Friday, July 10 will feature 51s Player Cards Night, presented by Zero Fatalities, to the first 2,500 fans through the gates (open at 6 p.m.).
51s Pair of Pint Glasses Night will then be presented in the finale of the nine-game homestand on Saturday, July 11, to the first 2,500 fans through the gates.
Salt Lake’s roster features two of the top 10 prospects in the Angels organization, according to Baseball America: Second baseman Alex Yarbrough (No. 8) and right-handed pitcher Nick Tropeano (N0. 9)
The 51s will broadcast all games on Lotus Broadcasting on Sports 920 (AM) The Game, 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 nine-time Nevada Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), is in his 16th season behind the microphone calling 51s baseball.
All 51s games (home & away) will also be broadcast on MiLB.TV via LV51.com.
Following the homestand, the Triple-A All-Star Break will be from Sunday-Wednesday, July 12-15.
The First National Bank 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game, presented by Gildan, will be held on Wednesday, July 15 at Werner Park in Omaha, Neb., home of the PCL’s Storm Chasers, Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The game, featuring the International League All-Stars vs. PCL All-Stars, will be broadcast live on MLB Network at 5 p.m. (PT) with Paul Severino (play-by-play), Bill Ripken (analyst) and Sam Ryan (field reporter). Sports 920 The Game will also broadcast the contest with Mark Nasser (play-by-play voice of Omaha) and Pete Michaud (Norfolk Tides).
Las Vegas will travel to Albuquerque, N.M. on Thursday, July 16 to open a brief four-game road trip against the Isotopes (July 16-19).
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 $11.00 (reserved, $12.00-Day of Game); $14.00 (plaza, $15.00-Day of Game) and $15.00 (field, $16.00-Day of Game) & the blue dugout seats at $25.00. The traditional $2.00 discount for Military personnel is offered on field, plaza and reserved seats throughout the season except for the “Fireworks Extravaganza” on Saturday, July 4 (all seats are priced at $15.00 for this special event).
Season tickets and mini-plan packages (11, 22, 36-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.