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Braves Weekend returning to Pelicans Ballpark. Here’s who’s coming and what’s in store

Andruw Jones talks Atlanta Braves baseball during Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Braves Weekend

Former Atlanta Braves standout Andruw Jones shared stories of the Atlanta Braves’ glory days while in Myrtle Beach to participate during “Braves Weekend,” held by the club’s former affiliate, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
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Former Atlanta Braves standout Andruw Jones shared stories of the Atlanta Braves’ glory days while in Myrtle Beach to participate during “Braves Weekend,” held by the club’s former affiliate, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

Braves Weekend is back for a second season and once again the Myrtle Beach Pelicans are bringing a popular former Atlanta player to town.

Brian Jordan, an All-Star who played for the Braves for five seasons, performed as a safety for the Atlanta Falcons and is a TV analyst for Georgia’s Major League Baseball team, is scheduled to make an appearance at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark on Saturday, June 1 for the first of two days making up the second annual Braves Weekend.

Jordan will participate in a VIP meet and greet prior to that day’s game and be available for a one-hour autograph session during the contest.

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Steve Avery made an appearance at Dave & Buster's for a meet and greet session on Friday, July 20, answering questions and signing autographs.

On Sunday, June 2, the Pelicans will hold a Brian Snitker jersey giveaway to the first 1,000 fans through the gates. Snitker, the Atlanta Braves’ skipper who was honored as National League Manager of the year in 2018, was Myrtle Beach’s inaugural manager in 1999 and led the club to back-to-back Carolina League titles that year and in 2000. Overall, he went 238-179 in three seasons guiding the Pelicans.

There are a limited amount of all-inclusive Braves Weekend packages available now on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ website.

Both games’ start times will be 6:05 p.m., with the Pelicans hosting the Potomac Nationals on Saturday, June 1 and the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Sunday, June 2. Single-game tickets go on sale March 14.

The Pelicans are in the midst of a 10-day series in which they are releasing their top-billed events for the upcoming season.

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David Wetzel serves in both editor and reporter roles for The Sun News. An award-winning journalist, he has reported on all types of news, sports and features stories in over a decade as a member of the staff. Wetzel has won awards for sports column, feature and headline writing.
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