|Pelicans Host Hot Stove Reception|
For the third year running, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans played host at the Myrtle Beach Hot Stove reception on Thursday, February 7, at Midtown, 1901 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. The event introduced new manager Randy Ingle to the fans and welcomed Major League Pitcher Sparky Lyle as special guest.
At the reception, Ingle got a chance to meet and greet the fans, as did pitching coach Bruce Dal Canton and former manager Brian Snitker. They also shared some fun with Lyles, known as a clubhouse cutup.
Lyles pitched in relief for five different ball clubs in 16 major league seasons, appearing in 899 games. A Cy Young Award recipient, he helped pitch the New York Yankees into the 1976 and 1977 World Series. He ended his career with a 99-76 record, a 2.88 ERA, 873 strikeouts and 238 saves.
Season ticket and mini-plan holders and corporate sponsors could attend the reception for free. The general public was welcomed for a nominal $5.00 admission fee. The Pelicans’ charity project, the Youth Diamond Fund, will receive all proceeds. A Silent Auction during the evening will also benefit the Fund.
Doors opened at 6:00pm and the program began at 7:30pm. The fun lasted until 9:00pm. Heavy hors d’oeuvres were served.