The Richmond Braves may be a faded memory, but one of their brightest stars will be back at the Diamond for the Flying Squirrels Opening Day.
David Justice will throw out the season’s first pitch on April 6, returning to Richmond where he played with the Triple-A Richmond Braves 1988-1990, including the Championship 1989 team
“I’m really excited to go back to Richmond,” said Justice. “I have a lot of wonderful memories from playing at The Diamond and winning the Governor’s Cup in 1989. Richmond is a beautiful city and the fans were unbelievable and very supportive of our Richmond Braves.”
Justice went on to play for 14 seasons in the major leagues, including eight with the Atlanta Braves. He made the All-Star team three times and was on the World Series winning Atlanta Braves in 1995 and New York Yankees in 2000.
After throwing out the first pitch at 7:05 p.m., he’ll be signing autographs on the concourse from 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (limit one per fan). Don’t forget to stick around for the dueling fireworks after the game, as well.
Single-game tickets for Opening Day and the rest of the season go on sale Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Diamond. Online and phone orders will begin at 11 a.m. March 4.