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D-BACKS ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF RANDY JOHNSON NO. 51 RETIREMENT CEREMONY THIS SATURDAY
Gates will open at 2:30 p.m. and fans are encouraged to arrive early for a special ceremony
The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) will retire Randy Johnson’s No. 51, presented by Fry’s Food Stores, this Saturday, including a special pregame ceremony honoring Randy Johnson beginning at 5:00 p.m. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 4:30 p.m. to enjoy the ceremony, featuring:
-Special guests include D-backs General Managing Partner Ken Kendrick, D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall, D-backs Legend Luis Gonzalez, former D-backs Managing General Partner Jerry Colangelo and MLB Senior Vice President and original D-backs General Manager Joe Garagiola, Jr.
-A special gift presentation to Randy Johnson from Kendrick and Hall
-Unveiling of the No. 51 that will permanently hang above the Legends Suites in right field
-Video montage showing highlights from Randy Johnson’s career and personal messages from former D-backs players and baseball legends
On Saturday, all D-backs players and coaches will wear No. 51 on their batting practice jerseys with a commemorative patch on the sleeve. During the game, D-backs players and coaches will wear their traditional black jerseys featuring a Randy Johnson No. 51 commemorative patch on the sleeve and cap.
The game-worn jerseys and caps, game-used baseballs and bases will be auctioned off online at www.dbacks.com/auction. Additional game-used items, including the batting practice jerseys, will be available for purchase at D-backs Authentics at section 141 along the main concourse. Net proceeds from the sale of all game-used items will benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation.
Gates to Chase Field will open at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and the D-backs will give away 50,000 commemorative Randy Johnson No. 51 Retirement T-shirts, courtesy of Fry’s Food Stores. Fans will also have the chance to take a photo with Randy Johnson’s National Baseball Hall of Fame plaque, the 2001 World Series trophy and Johnson’s Cy Young Awards (1999, 2002) at both Friday and Saturday’s games in the Right Field Deck.
Throughout the weekend, the D-backs Team Shop, presented by Majestic, will feature several commemorative Randy Johnson No. 51 Retirement merchandise items for fans to purchase, including authentic and replica Majestic jerseys with “Johnson” and “51” and the commemorative patch, Majestic name and number T-shirts, Men’s and Women’s commemorative logo T-shirts, Rawlings official game and souvenir balls, lanyards, pennants, rally towels, lapel pins along with New Era fitted and adjustable caps.
Tickets are still available for this Saturday’s game and can be purchased at the Chase Field Box Office, by calling 602.514.8400 or online at www.dbacks.com.