The weekend will be highlighted by the induction of former Rangers President Tom Schieffer as the 17th member of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame. The induction will take place in a pre-game on-field ceremony prior to the Saturday game with the Royals beginning at 6:35 p.m. First pitch of the Rangers-Royals game on Saturday has been moved to 7:25 p.m.
Schieffer, whose tenure as the franchise's chief executive was highlighted by his role in the building of a new ballpark in Arlington, was selected for the Rangers' highest honor for his contributions to the franchise in a "non-playing capacity", joining Johnny Oates (2003), Tom Vandergriff (2004), Mark Holtz (2005), Tom Grieve (2010), and Eric Nadel (2012) as Hall of Famers in that category.
In addition over 50 former Rangers players and coaches are expected to participate in the Alumni Weekend activities.
Daily events scheduled for Alumni Weekend:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
Texas Rangers Dr Pepper Hall of Fame Luncheon, Arlington Convention Center, 11:30 a.m.
Program will include question and answer sessions with:
--Tom Schieffer and Chuck Morgan
--Richard Greene, Rusty Greer, Tom Grieve, and Ivan Rodriguez
--Eric Nadel and Matt Hicks
Tickets are priced at $75.00 each with net proceeds benefitting the Rangers Baseball Foundation.
For ticket information, go to texasrangers.com or call 817-273-5030.
Dedication of Plaque to honor Joe Macko, 5:00 p.m.
The Rangers will honor longtime club employee Joe Macko with the dedication of a plaque in the service tunnel at 5:00 p.m. The plaque will be located across from the media elevator halfway between the home and visiting clubhouses, which Joe supervised for nearly 30 years.
Friday, August 22 vs. Kansas City Royals - 7:05 p.m. - TXA 21-HD
- Free autograph session with Rangers Alumni at four locations on concourse, 5:30-6:00 p.m.
- 25th Anniversary of Nolan Ryan's 5000th strikeout, Aug. 22, 1989 vs. Oakland's Rickey Henderson
- Dr Pepper/Tom Thumb Food and Pharmacy Nolan Ryan Replica Jersey to first 15,000 fans, 14 and older
- National Anthem performed by saxophonist Rodney Bowens
Saturday, August 23 vs. Kansas City Royals - 7:25 p.m. - FSSW-HD - Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
- Free autograph session with Rangers Alumni at four locations on concourse, 5:00-5:30 p.m.
- On-field induction of Tom Schieffer into the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame, 6:35 p.m.
- National Anthem performed by Brent Kern
Sunday, August 24 vs. Kansas City Royals - 2:05 p.m. - FSSW-HD - Gates open at 12 noon
- 20th Anniversary of Globe Life Park in Arlington Rollback Pricing
- Prices on selected ticket categories and concession items will be rolled back to 1994.
- Upper Reserved Tickets: $9.00; Lexus Club Terrace Tickets: $18.00
- Tickets can be purchased with the online coupon code 1994 at texasrangers.com/rollback.
- Ballpark Nachos: $3.50; Jumbo Hot Dogs: $2.75: 24 oz. Sodas: $2.75
- Adults 21 & over will receive one voucher good for a 16 oz. domestic draught beer at the 1994 price of $3.50 (Craft & Bottled beer are not included; One per adult, 21 & over only
- Free autograph session with Rangers Alumni at four locations on concourse, 12:30-1:00 p.m.
- Blue Bell $1 Ice Cream Sunday (youngsters, 13 and under)
- Jr. Rangers pre-game on-field parade
- National Anthem performed by the Texas Star Brass Brand
- God Bless America performed by Norris Perry
- Run the Bases post-game
Tickets for the Royals series and all 2014 Texas Rangers home games can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by calling 972.RANGERS, and at the Globe Life Park in Arlington ticket office.