MLB and MiLB Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Days


Maj. Gen. Mark Yenter, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, prepares to throw one of the first pitches during the opening ceremonies of a Springfield Cardinals game in Springfield, Mo., June 16, 2012.
Maj. Gen. Mark Yenter, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, prepares to throw one of the first pitches during the opening ceremonies of a Springfield Cardinals game in Springfield, Mo., June 16, 2012.

One of the great things about Minor League Baseball is the countless activities going on at ballparks on any given day. Sure, a lot of these are designed to lure folks to the ballpark. But a lot of them also help us recognize and honor things that are important in our culture.

This season, it seems like “Awareness Days,” “Heritage Days,” and other such events are more numerous than ever before. In fact, it’s taken me nearly half the season to complete my research on them! However, over the next few days I’ll post what’s coming up at Minor League – and Major League – ballparks across the country this summer. I’ve divvyed them up into several categories: Military/Law Enforcement Days, Professional Days, Awareness Days, Diversity/Heritage Days, Player Appearances, Jersey Nights, and Other Goofy Stuff.

So, in honor of Independence Day, I’ll start with a rundown of all of the military and law enforcement appreciation days coming up at a ballpark near you.

~ baseballrebecca

Date Team Event
5/9 Tides Armed Forces Night
6/13 Tides Marine Corps Night
6/22 Williamsport Military Monday (Free general
admission ticket for all active & retired Military)
6/24 Vermont First Responders Night
7/3 State College First Responders Appreciation Night
7/3 Williamsport Military Appreciation Night
7/11 State College Military Appreciation Night
7/12 Lowell First Responders Appreciation Day
7/13 Williamsport Military Monday
7/13 Lowell Vietnam Veterans Night
7/15 Mahoning Valley Military Appreciation Night
7/18 Staten Island FDNY Appreciation Night
7/20 Williamsport Military Monday
7/22 Mahoning Valley Military Appreciation Night
7/22 Vermont Military Appreciation Night
7/31 Brooklyn FDNY Night
7/31 CT Tigers First Responder Night
8/2 State College Veteran Appreciation Day
8/3 West Virginia Military Appreciation Night
8/5 Mahoning Valley Military Appreciation Night
8/6 Aberdeen Military Appreciation Night
8/8 Tides Navy Night
8/9 State College Veteran Appreciation Day
8/10 Williamsport Military Monday
8/12 Mahoning Valley Military Appreciation Night
8/14 Staten Island NYPD Appreciation Night
8/16 State College Veteran Appreciation Day
8/19 Mahoning Valley Military Appreciation Night
8/21 CT Tigers Military Appreciation Night
8/24 West Virginia Guns and Hoses Night
(celebrating First Responders)
8/29 Brooklyn Military Appreciation Night
8/30 Staten Island Military Appreciation Night
9/6 State College Veteran Appreciation Day
9/7 Williamsport Military Monday
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