It’s Friday, May 4th, and MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the “May the Fourth Be with You” promotions across the minor league baseball landscape in celebration of everything Star Wars. Read more here. Stadium Giveaway Exchange provides a rundown of Star Wars giveaways tonight in MLB and MiLB. See promos here.
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Every team out there seems to be holding Star Wars Night, so it has become a bit of a yawner when it comes to uniqueness, but the Brooklyn Cyclones (Single-A, New-York Penn League) have taken things to a different dimension:
“Imitation lightsabers, cosplay robes, hot dogs, and the chicken dance were all folded into a deeply bizarre spectacle as the Cyclones chose to eschew the original film scripts and instead tell a story that runs afoul of Star Wars canon.” Read more and watch videos here.
Here are just a few teams hosting upcoming Star Wars celebrations: New Jersey Jackals, Sussex County Miners, and Rockland Boulders (Independent, Can-Am League), and Brevard County Manatees (Single-A, Florida State League).
The Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A, International League) went full force with massive lightsaber giveaway: http://www.scout.com/embed/video/1689036
PRESS RELEASE – Jackals fans, prepare to jump to lightspeed! On Sunday, August 2nd the New Jersey Jackals will host their first ever “Star Wars™ Day” as they take on the Galactic Empire to the north, otherwise known as the Rockland Boulders. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – With the help of Flying Films NY, the Rockland Boulders will hold professional sports’ first-ever “drone flyover” as part of “Star Wars Night” on Friday, July 31 at 7:00pm when they host the Quebec Capitales. Presented by Dig Safely NY, and benefitting the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, the night will include special themed jerseys to be signed and auctioned off as well Continue reading
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of May 6 – May 12, including “Fan vs. Food” and “Throw Back the Clock Night” with Hickory Rebels jerseys (Hickory Crawdads), “Mother’s Day/Wine Stopper Giveaway” (Richmond Flying Squirrels), and “Star Wars Night” with Han Solo frozen in carbonite jerseys (Lehigh Valley IronPigs). Read more here.
The Altoona Curve (Double-A, Eastern League) will wear Jabba the Hutt jerseys for Star War Night on May 30. All proceeds of the jersey auction will help feed the hungry at the St. Vincent de Paul Society Soup Kitchen. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – A Western New York tradition that has grown with light speed in popularity, the 8th Annual Bisons Star Wars Night, presented by Alfred State College, is set for Saturday, July 18 at Coca-Cola Field against the Columbus Clippers (6:05 p.m.). Today, the Bisons unveiled the Jedi Robe Jerseys they will wearing during the game to benefit the Compass House. Continue reading
The force was not with the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers (Pacific Coast League) Saturday night, as the game and the team’s 2nd annual “What If…Night” combine with “Star Wars Night” had to be postponed because of bad weather. When the Chasers revisit the double-themed night on August 10, the players will be donning the Omaha Force gear. The Force was one of the finalists in the name-the-team contest in 2010.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kane County Cougars have unveiled custom commemorative Star Wars jerseys that players and field staff will wear as part of the organization’s Star Wars Night at this Saturday’s May 4th game. Continue reading
Returning once again to Coveleski Stadium for 2012 is Star Wars Night. The Silver Hawks will welcome characters from the iconic films to the ballpark and encourage fans to wear their favorite outfits from the movies. The team will be giving away Silver Hawks replica home jerseys to the first 1,000 kids. More info here.
The Triple-A Rochester Red Wings (International League) will take on the Triple-A (Evil) Empire State Yankees (International League) on Saturday, June 30, for “Star Wars Night.” The Red Wings will sport Chewbacca-style jerseys, which will be auctioned off for charity. View announcement here.