1st Pitch Banquet Featuring Phil Niekro Set For Feb. 7
Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro headlines Georgia's 1st Pitch Banquet on Feb. 7.

Jan. 13, 2014

ATHENS-----Tickets are now on sale to attend Georgia's 1st Pitch Banquet on Feb. 7 featuring Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro and the 2014 Bulldog baseball team.

The highlights of the dinner event include hearing from Niekro, meeting the 2014 Georgia Bulldog team and coaching staff plus a silent auction to benefit the Foley Field Revival Project.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Nalley Multipurpose Room next to the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall on the UGA campus. Tickets are $100/person and $75 for former Bulldog baseball players. A table for eight is $750. The deadline to reserve your seat(s) or table is Feb. 1.

Niekro, who was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997, had a 24-year career playing for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays. Nicknamed "Knucksie" for his knuckleball, it helped him register a record of 318-274. He was a five-time All Star and five-time Gold Glove Award winner.

Scott Stricklin is in his first season leading the Bulldogs, and the 2014 college baseball season opens on Feb. 14

For tickets and additional information regarding the banquet, call (706) 542-7971 or email Shirley Toney in the UGA Baseball office at stoney@sports.uga.edu.

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