Atlanta Braves Announce Schedule for 2023 Alumni Weekend Presented by Your Local Ford Dealer
ATLANTA (August 1, 2023) – The Atlanta Braves announced the schedule of events for their annual Alumni Weekend, which welcomes Braves legends to Truist Park for a weekend full of activities. An array of events will be held Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20, as the Braves face the San Francisco Giants.
A map detailing the locations for each activity and the alumni stations will be available in the MLB Ballpark app and on [Braves.com/AlumniWeekend]Braves.com/AlumniWeekend as gates open. Fans can also find details in the Gameday playbill handed out upon entering the Truist Park gates.
Friday, August 18 (7:20 p.m. first pitch)
6:15 p.m. – Braves Legends Parade through The Battery Atlanta
Before entering Truist Park, Braves alumni will parade through The Battery Atlanta, where fans can line up along Battery Avenue to see the legends. The parade will begin outside the Silverspot Cinema near the intersection of Cobb Parkway and Battery Avenue. It will travel down Battery Avenue and conclude by the Third Base Gate. This event is free and a game ticket is not required.
7 p.m. – Alumni Weekend Roll Call Introductions
Braves legends will be introduced individually as they parade down a red carpet in center field. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:50 p.m.
Saturday, August 19 (7:20 p.m. first pitch)
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Alumni Autographs
The legends will be available for autographs throughout Truist Park prior to the game against the Giants. A map of the autograph stations can be found in the Gameday playbill handed out to fans as they enter the Truist Park gates. Fans can check the MLB.com Ballpark App for details on which legends will be at each station. Alumni locations will be posted on the day of the game. Alumni will sign specially designed Alumni Weekend autograph cards. No personal items permitted. Autographs are first-come, first-served and not guaranteed. One autographed item, per person, per alumnus. No posed photos will be allowed.
5:45 p.m. – Softball Home Run Derby
Alumni will compete in a fun and competitive Softball Home Run Derby. Bally Sports Southeast will bring viewers unique coverage of the event during an extended Braves LIVE pregame show. Multiple camera angles as well as analysts will showcase the action along with the participant interactions.
6:45 p.m. – Braves Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Braves will host a pregame on-field ceremony to induct legends Fred Tenney (posthumously) and Rico Carty into the Braves Hall of Fame. Carty and Tenney will join 38 other former Braves in the team’s Hall of Fame. Saturday’s events are free and a game ticket is required.
Sunday, August 20 (1:35 p.m. first pitch)
11:30 a.m. – “Behind the Braves” Live Podcast Recording
Join Braves alumnus Rico Carty for a special episode of “Behind the Braves.” This podcast will be recorded live on stage at The Georgia Power Pavilion. Space is limited. First-come, first-served. No autographs will be allowed. This event is free and a game ticket is not required.
Expected Alumni Roster:
|Jose Alvarez||Marvin Freeman||Randy Johnson||Terry Pendleton|
|Steve Avery||Ralph Garr||Andruw Jones||Gerald Perry|
|Bruce Benedict||Marcus Giles||Chipper Jones||Eddie Perez|
|Mike Bielecki||Tom Glavine||Charlie Leibrandt||Charlie Puleo|
|Pedro Borbon||Tommy Gregg||Keith Lockhart||Horacio Ramirez|
|Sid Bream||Nick Green||Javy Lopez||JoJo Reyes|
|Francisco Cabrera||Marquis Grissom||Leo Mazzone||Jerry Royster|
|Rico Carty||Chris Hammond||Greg McMichael||Craig Skok|
|Brad Clontz||Mike Hampton||Kevin Millwood||Pete Smith|
|Mike Devereaux||Terry Harper||Peter Moylan||Zane Smith|
|Brian Edmondson||Glenn Hubbard||Dale Murphy||Jeff Treadway|
|Nick Esasky||Tim Hudson||Jim Nash||Michael Tucker|
|Johnny Estrada||Chuck James||Ed Olwine||Jerome Walton|
|Jeff Francoeur||Kelly Johnson||Alejandro Pena||Mark Wohlers|
Please note: All appearances are subject to change. All autograph lines are on a first-come, first-served basis, are not guaranteed and lines can be cut off at any time.