The Hot Stove Got Hotter, Former Yankee Great Plans To Be There


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 12, 2000
Contact: Bryan Dolgin, Director of Media & Public Relations
843-918-6016



The Hot Stove Got Hotter
Former Yankee Great Plans To Be There

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans Hot Stove Reception added another guest. Former New York Yankee, Bobby Richardson, is scheduled to appear. The Hot Stove Reception is on Tuesday, January 18 at the Kensington Ballroom of the Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach. The event is from 6 – 8:30 PM.

Richardson is a native of Sumter, SC. The former infielder played for the Yankees from 1955 – 1966. Richardson had a career batting average of .266 in 12 seasons and .305 in seven World Series. From October 5, 1960 – October 15, 1964, Richardson set a record for playing in 30 consecutive World Series games. In addition, Richardson coached the University of South Carolina Gamecocks from 1970 to 1976 and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers from 1984 to 1985.

Richardson joins Frank Wren (Assistant General Manager of the Atlanta Braves), Dick Balderson (the Braves Director of Scouting & Player Development) and Brian Snitker (the Pelicans Manager for the 1999 championship team).

The event includes food, Pepsi products and a cash bar. The event is free for all season ticket holders and advertising clients that have committed for the 2000 season. The event costs $10/person for the general public. Please notify Ody at the Pelicans offices if plan to attend by calling 843-918-6002.



The Pelicans also have announced that Strand Regional Specialty Associates (SRSA) will continue to be the “Official Team Doctors” for the third consecutive season. SRSA specialize in orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine, neurological surgery, neurology, opthalmology, plastic and reconstructive surgery. Their partnership with the Pelicans includes advertising on the team’s radio broadcasting, stadium signage, print advertising and sponsorship of promotional giveaways. SRSA can be contacted at 843-449-2336.



The Pelicans will continue riding in style to the seven other Carolina League cities. Sunway Charters & Tours will provide the Pelicans with their team bus for the third consecutive season. Their Van Hool 900 Series buses are equipped with reclining seats, extra leg-room, air-conditioning, televisions, a VCR, and a restroom. Sunway has been operating in the Myrtle Beach area for the last 25 years. Sunway can be contacted at 843-293-1773.

The Pelicans’ Director of Corporate Sales, Matt Harris, can be contacted for additional information at 843-918-6012 or mharris@mb-baseball.com.

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans quest for a “three-peat” as the Carolina League’s Champion begins on April 6 versus the Winston-Salem Warthogs. Season ticket packages and group tickets are on sale now. Individual game tickets will be available for purchase on Saturday, March 10 beginning at 10 AM at Coastal Federal Field. The Pelicans’ ticket office can be contacted at 843-918-6000 or e-mail us at the team at info@myrtlebeachpelicans.com.



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