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2018 Legends Game

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The 2018 edition of the Legends Game will be held on Saturday, August 4th. Gates and parking will open at 5:00 p.m. CT. The game will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m.

The first 1,000 fans to purchase tickets or game packages will receive access to an exclusive 90-minute autograph session before the game from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to join the players on the field and gather autographs from some of their favorite players. Fans will be limited to one autographed item per celebrity.

A special ticket promotion is available at the cost of $30 per person, which includes access to the autograph session. The deal consists of a Reserved Box Seat ticket to both the Legends Game and the CornBelters 2018 CEFCU Opening Night on Friday, May 11th.

Standard tickets for the Legends Game, which do not include the autograph session, are $20 for Reserved Box Seats and $15 for Reserved Bleacher Seats (with seatbacks) or General Admission Lawn.

Additional ticket packages are available for advance purchase, which also include access to the exclusive pregame autograph session:

  • Picnic Pass ($50 per person, 100 passes available) – Includes a Reserved Box Seat, entry into the picnic area with all-you-can-eat and drink (includes domestic draft beer) access from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., and one (1) parking pass (per four tickets).
  • Premium Player Package ($320 per package, 14 available) – Includes four (4) Premium Reserved Box Seats (padded seats behind home plate), your choice of one (1) authentic player jersey, four (4) mini-bats, a pregame photo at home plate with the Legend of your choice, access to the picnic area, and a parking pass.
  • Luxury Suite Night ($800 total, five suites available) – Includes sixteen (16) suite tickets, eight (8) parking passes, and a suite food package (call for details).

Tickets now on sale to the public. Visit the MICU Box Office at The Corn Crib at 1000 West Raab Road in Normal or call 309-454-BALL (2255).

CLICK HERE to view a downloadable PDF version of the Legends Game Promotional Flyer.

2018 Legends Game Roster
  • Jim Edmonds, a 17-year veteran of Major League Baseball,  was a four-time All-Star (1995, 2000, 2003, 2005) and a World Series champion in 2006 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He received the Gold Glove Award eight times (1997, 1998, 2000-2005), a Silver Slugger Award in 2004, and has since been named to the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. CLICK HERE to read the press release, including Jim's full bio on the CornBelters website.
  • Ray Lankford spent 14 years in the majors after making his debut with the Cardinals in 1990. In his first full season in 1991, he led the league with 15 triples and became the first Cardinal rookie to ever hit for the cycle. Ray ranks in the all-time top ten in St. Louis' history in multiple categories and is the only Cardinal to have 200 home runs and 200 stolen bases. He holds the record for the most home runs at the old Busch Stadium (123) and finished his career in his home ballpark with a pinch-hit home run in his final Major League at-bat on October 3, 2004. CLICK HERE to read the press release, including Ray's full bio on the CornBelters website.
  • Fernando Tatis, an 11-year veteran of Major League Baseball, played for five clubs over the course of his career which included three-years with the Cardinals (1998-2000). In 1999, Fernando had the best season of his career with 34 home runs, 107 RBIs, and 21 stolen bases. He made baseball history on April 23, 1999, when he hit two grand slams against the Dodgers in one inning, becoming the only player in Major League history to do so and setting the record for RBIs in an inning. Just over a week ago (January 2018), the Boston Red Sox announced that Tatis will manage one of their two Rookie-level Dominican Summer League affiliates. CLICK HERE to read the press release, including Fernando's full bio on the CornBelters website.
  • Derrek Lee made his Major League Baseball debut 21 years ago with the San Diego Padres. Derrek was traded to the Florida Marlins in 1998, where he would spend the next five years of his career and was a member of the 2003 World Series Marlins championship team. He also earned his first Gold Glove during that same season. In 2004, Lee was traded to the Cubs where he would post some of the most productive numbers of his career, including an average of .278, 32 home runs, and 98 RBIs in his first year. Lee spent five more seasons with the Cubs, winning two more Gold Glove awards and in 2010 hit his 300th career homerun. CLICK HERE to read the press release, including Derrek's full bio on the CornBelters website. 
  • Kyle Farnsworth, a 16-year veteran of Major League Baseball, played for multiple clubs over the course of his career which included six seasons with the Chicago Cubs (1999-2004). Kyle’s best season was in 2001 with the Cubs, where he pitched 82 innings and ended the season with a 2.74 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, 107 strikeouts, and only gave up 26 runs.  He gained a two-hit shutout against the Dodgers in August of  1999, and also ranks in the top 30 for total career games played. Farnsworth was traded after the 2004 Cubs Season. Over the remainder of his career he spent the majority of his time with the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays.  Other clubs included the Detroit Tigers, the Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, and the Houston Astros. CLICK HERE to read the press release, including Kyle's full bio on the CornBelters website.

  • Aramis Ramírez, originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, played in Major League Baseball from 1998-2015 as a third baseman. Throughout his 18-year career, Ramírez played among organizations such as the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers, plus nine-straight seasons with the Chicago Cubs from 2003-2011. He also helped the Cubs to two back-to-back division title wins in 2007 and 2008.  In 2007, he had 26 home runs, 101 RBIs, and a batting average of .310. Following that season, he hit 27 home runs, had 111 RBIs and batted .289. CLICK HERE to read the press release, including Aramis' full bio on the CornBelters website. 
  • Kerry Robinson, a St. Louis native, graduated from Hazelwood East High School as a three-sport He attended Southeast Missouri State University where the St. Louis Cardinals in the 34th round of the 1995 MLB June Amateur Draft drafted him. He then became a member of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as the 44th pick in the 1997 expansion draft and made his pro debut in their inaugural season. Throughout Robinson’s seven-year MLB career he played for the Rays, Reds, Cardinals, Padres and Royals organizations holding a career .267 batting average, 3 home runs, 56 RBIs and 36 stolen bases. CLICK HERE to read the press release, including Kerry's full bio on the CornBelters website. 

  • Bob Dernier,  joins the Legends Game for the third straight year. The centerfielder played for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs. He served as the leadoff hitter for the Cubs’ 1984 N.L. East division championship team. Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg batted second and the lead-off pair was known as “The Daily Double” by Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Caray. Concluding his playing career, he was named the Cubs major league first base coach on August 23, 2010, after serving as the team's minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator since 2007. He remained a Cub coach until 2012. CLICK HERE to read the press release, including Bob's full bio on the CornBelters website. 

Stay tuned for additional roster announcements leading up to the game!