Ever wanted to meet former Braves slugger Ryan Klesko? The Atlanta veteran first baseman and outfielder is set to join the Rome Braves at State Mutual Stadium on Friday, June 24.
Klesko will be the headlining guest for “Retro Night,” and will throw out the first pitch, and be available for fan autographs on the front concourse before the game from 6-6:30pm.
A former fan favorite, Klesko was drafted by Atlanta in the fifth round of the 1989 Major League Baseball Draft, and made his big league debut for the Braves at the age of 21 during the 1992 season. He was with the team until the 2000 season, and was part of the 1995 World Series Championship team.
Klesko was third in the 1994 Rookie of the Year vote, and finished his 16 year MLB career with a .279 average, 1,574 hits, 278 home runs, and 987 runs batted in.