Charlotte To Honor Cal

A big weekend of promotions awaits Triple-A Charlotte, which way back when in its days as an Orioles affiliate, hosted up-and-coming shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. on his way to the big leagues.

The Knights will pay homage to Ripken’s upcoming Hall of Fame induction with several Cal-related giveaways when the team hosts another former Orioles affiliate, Rochester, on Saturday. Most notably, Charlotte plans to give away 2,632 Ripken bobblehead dolls (representing Ripken’s consecutive game streak). Fans will receive a scratch-off ticket when they enter the gates and will have the opportunity to win a Ripken bobblehead, hologram card, magnet or general admission tickets to a future game.

On Sunday, the Knights will be hosting their first cash giveaway. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive envelopes containing cash as they enter the stadium. Inbetween innings fans will have the opportunity to participate in the Knights’ version of the classic game show, Let’s Make a Deal, and trade in their cash for mystery prizes.