Atlanta Braves to Host Third Annual Ralph Garr-Bill Lucas HBCU Baseball Classic presented by Truist THIS Weekend, March 3-4

The annual three-game series will feature Grambling State University and Florida A&M University at Coolray Field

WHAT: The Atlanta Braves will host their third annual weekend series between two historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) baseball programs, the Ralph Garr-Bill Lucas HBCU Baseball Classic presented by Truist. The best-of-three series will be played at Coolray Field, home of the Braves’ Triple-A affiliate, the Gwinnett Stripers, this weekend, March 3-4. Grambling State University will take on Florida A&M University, the alma maters of Braves Hall of Famers, Ralph Garr and Bill Lucas.

First pitch is slated for 7 p.m. on Friday, March 3, followed by a doubleheader on Saturday, March 4 starting at 2 p.m.

Throughout the weekend, fans are invited to explore a Baseball Card exhibit featuring current and former Braves greats, take photos with the coveted 2021 World Series Trophy, and enjoy music from local Atlanta DJs.

Tickets are available online for $10 and suites are available for $500. For more information on the Ralph Garr-Bill Lucas HBCU Baseball Classic or to purchase tickets, please visit

WHO: Ralph Garr, Braves Hall of Famer and Gramling State University Alumnus

Rubye Lucas, Wife of Bill Lucas

WHERE: Coolray Field, 2500 Buford Dr, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043

WHEN: Friday, March 3: First Pitch 7 p.m.

· Florida A&M University Batting Practice: 3:30 p.m.

· Grambling State University Batting Practice: 4:30 p.m.

· National Anthem: Trey Daniels, Award-winning Saxophonist 

Saturday, March 4:

·         Game 1 First Pitch: 2 p.m.

·         Game 2 First Pitch: 45 minutes following the conclusion of Game 1

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