Monday, January 7, 2013
The major league team will not be returning to Coolray Field in Gwinnett this year.
Monday, January 7
From Suwanee Patch Despite a sold-out crowd at Coolray Field last April, the Atlanta Braves won't return to Gwinnett for an encore in 2013. The major league team, which played an exhibition game versus its "Future Stars" as a warmup for the 2012 season, will do the same in Mississippi this year. On Saturday, March 30, Atlanta will take on its minor-league stars in Pearl, Miss., home of the Class AA Mississippi Braves. In the 2012 game, the Future Stars were managed by former Atlanta manager Bobby Cox. And they gave the big club fits, forcing Atlanta to come from behind for a rain-shortened, 4-3 victory. Gwinnett Braves spokesperson Dave Lezotte said Friday (January 4) that he has been told that the Future Stars game will return to Coolray…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Hailing from Norcross, Red Wingo played for the Tigers from 1924 to 1928.
Hailing from Norcross, Red Wingo played for the Tigers from 1924 to 1928. In its heyday of the 1920s, Norcross drafted more players to the major league (per capita) than any other town in the U.S. Red and his brother Ivey drafted to the bigs in the early 1900s when baseball was in its infancy, just before blossoming into the national past time loved by millions of fans today. As the Tigers won their spot in the World Series, some of the old timers were no doubt smiling down from baseball heaven. Red was traded to the Tigers in '24 from the Philadelphia Athletics in 1919 (the same year his brother Ivey caught for the Cinncinatti Reds in that years Series later doubted "the Black Sox Scandal") and stayed in Detroit after retiring from play. …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Gwinnett County Public School Foundation for Excellence inducted six more deserving Gwinnett graduates to the Sports Hall of Fame at Coolray Field.
The third annual Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony honored six deserving Gwinnett graduates who excelled as athletes this weekend. Taking place May 5 at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, this year’s ceremony included a roster of inductees: former Brookwood High School and Falcons placekicker Jason Elam; one-time South Gwinnett and University of Georgia quarterback David Greene; Wesleyan’s longtime basketball coach Jan Azar; and all-around athlete Susan Brandau Hawkins, wrestler Scott Hage, and Coach Karl Bostick, who are all honorees with ties to Parkview. “We are fortunate to have so many who excelled in sports,” remarked GCPS Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks. “We also appreciate what the …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Enter to win tickets to a Gwinnett Braves game at Coolray Field.
Baseball is America’s pastime. And now Norcross Patch is giving you and your family or friends a chance to join us at the ballpark to watch the Gwinnett Braves take on the Charlotte Knights. You could win a family-four pack of tickets to the game Friday, June 1, at 7:05 p.m. at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. Entering is easy. Just scroll down and comment on this article by 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, and tell us why you love baseball or going to ballgames. We’ll randomly choose a winner from the comments. All nine of the Gwinnett Patches are participating, so visit your neighbor sites and enter on each site. Each Patch will choose a winner, but you can only win one set of tickets. Now, play ball!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Hopeful major league players took on the Atlanta Braves Tuesday evening at Coolray Field. The team of Future All-Stars was managed by Bobby Cox.
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In a video you'll only see on Patch, current Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and former manager Bobby Cox said they both enjoyed playing in this matchup between the Braves All-Stars and Future All-Stars.
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez got a look at the future. Baseball fans got a chance to watch their major league favorites play in their own backyard. A record setting crowd of 10,568 came to Coolray Field Tuesday night to watch The Atlanta Braves take on the Future All-Stars-- a team made up of the best talent from the major league team's farm clubs. And the future looks bright for many of the up and coming players. "They've got some good young position players there and some of those arms that came out of the bullpen, it was pretty impressive to see," said Gonzalez. "If I ever get fired, I'm gonna go out there and manage the Lynchburg Hillcats this year," he joked. "It's a pretty good club they've got out there!" The Future All-…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Record Coolray Field crowd of 10,568 sees parent club survive Future Stars, 4-3. Rain halts play in seventh.
Updated April 4 "We're not pretty," Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said of his team before Tuesday's exhibition game at Coolray Field. "We're like hyenas -- they hunt in packs." Not pretty would describe Atlanta's 4-3 victory Tuesday. The parent club, which opens its season Thursday in New York, had to come from behind to lead the Future Stars team of minor leaguers. Then the rain that had been falling intensified in the seventh, forcing play to be called. A record Coolray Field crowd of 10,568 watched the game, which included legendary former Manager Bobby Cox leading the Future Stars. A double by All Star Brian McCann, a Duluth High grad, scored pinch-runner Luis Durango to put Atlanta ahead 4-3 in the fifth. McCann struck out in …
Lawrenceville Patch interviewed retired Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox as he prepped for his one-game return at Coolray Field.
Legendary Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox will make a return to the dugout tonight, although it's only for one game. Cox will lead the Future All-Stars team in a match up against his old team, the Atlanta Braves. Lawrenceville Patch talked to Cox in the dugout before his team's practice at Coolray Field Monday afternoon. Watch the video to hear what he had to say about the exhibition game.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Gwinnett Braves hosting an overnight campout after Friday's game.
Friday, August 26, 2011
If you like baseball so much that you never want to leave the park, you can feed your passion Friday at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. The Gwinnett Braves are having a Salute To The Outdoors event, at which people will be able to spend the night on the field after the game vs. Norfolk (7:05 p.m.). Really. People with camping equipment will be able to fall asleep under the stars after a postgame movie that will be shown on the video scoreboard. There also will be the usual postgame Friday fireworks. People must be off the field by 7 a.m. Saturday. The Gwinnett Braves will sound a 6 a.m. wakeup call to allow campers time to pack up their gear. Campers must purchase a $10 pass in addition to a game ticket. According to the G-Braves' website…
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Festivities to include Welcome of the Dragon ceremony, Lion Dance, and Return of the Pearl.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Gwinnett Braves conclude a multicultural game series Saturday, July 9, with a Welcome of the Dragon ceremony at Coolray Field during Asian Heritage Day. This legendary ceremony is part of the Duan Wu Festival and Dragon Boat Racing, a long time tradition of the Chinese culture. Dragon Boat Atlanta hosts an annual festival at Lake Lanier, and this year the festival is receiving eight new boats. The boats will be unveiled during the ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. at Coolray Field. The Welcome of the Dragon ceremony will include other elements of the Chinese culture including Shoaling Kung Fu, the Lion Dance, Dotting the Eye of the Dragon, and Return of the Pearl. The Pearl will transform itself into the game ball for the official double-…