Arlington, Texas — The Rangers return to Texas tomorrow, Thursday, August 29 to open a four-game homestand against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Game time is 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, August 29 and Friday, August 30, while first pitch has been moved to 7:35 p.m. for Saturday, August 31 to accommodate the pre-game number retirement ceremony for Michael Young. The brief homestand concludes with a 2:05 p.m. matchup on Sunday, September 1.
The Rangers will celebrate Korean Heritage Night on Friday. Pre-game festivities will include performances by Korean dance teams Hues and UNIT X. Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will sign autographs from 5:00-5:30 p.m. And the first 500 tickets for the event purchased through texasrangers.com/themenights will receive a custom cap designed by Choo to honor his heritage.
Friday marks the beginning of Star Wars Weekend, as characters will be on the concourse before games Friday and Saturday. T-Mobile Friday Fireworks will be set to a Star Wars theme, and fans purchasing Theme Night tickets through texarangers.com/themenights to Saturday’s game can receive a custom First Odor Stormtrooper bobblehead.
On Saturday, Young will become the fifth Ranger to have his uniform number retired by the club, joining Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan’s #34 in 1996, former manager Johnny Oates’ #26 in 2005, Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez’ #7 in 2017, and third baseman Adrian Beltre’s #29 this past June. The on-field ceremony will begin at 6:40 p.m.
To celebrate the retiring of Young’s number, FOX Sports Southwest and 105.3 The Fan are teaming up to offer $10 upper level tickets for Saturday’s game by using coupon code YOUNG at texasrangers.com. Tickets for this special offer can be purchased by visiting texasrangers.com/Young or going to the first base box office at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The first 15,000 fans on Saturday will receive a Texas Rangers River Hat, presented by Dr Pepper/Kroger.
Saturday is also Veterans Appreciation Night, as the Rangers will honor the brave men and women who have served in all branches of the armed forces. Theme Night tickets purchased through texasrangers.com/themenights will receive a military-themed Texas Rangers cap.
Sunday is a $1 Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday.
Tickets can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by calling 972.RANGERS, and at the Globe Life Park in Arlington ticket office.
Game-by-game highlights of the homestand:
Thursday, August 29 vs. Seattle Mariners – 7:05 p.m. – FSSW
- New Era Alumni Alley – INF/OF Mickey Tettleton, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
- Pre-game Texas State Guard Swearing In Ceremony for Lt. Colonel (Ret) Allen West
- National Anthem performed by Holly Tucker
- Globe Life Park 100 Game Countdown by former Rangers INF/OF Mickey Tettleton
Friday, August 30 vs. Seattle Mariners – 7:05 p.m. – FSSW
- Korean Heritage Night
- Pregame performance by Korean dance teams Hues and UNIT X
- Korean anthem performed by Hyun Jun Choi, former member of the Incheon City Choir in Korea
- First pitch by Lieutenant General Richard E. Carey, on behalf of Korean Heritage Night
- National Anthem performed by Hyun Jun Choi
- God Bless America performed by Casa Manana
- Globe Life Park 100 Game Countdown by former Rangers OF David Murphy
- T-Mobile Friday Fireworks set to a Star Wars theme
Saturday, August 31 vs. Seattle Mariners – 7:35 p.m. – FSSW
- Dr Pepper/Kroger Rangers River Hat (first 15,000)
- Texas Rangers Number Retirement Ceremony for Michael Young
- New Era Alumni Alley – RHP John Burkett, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
- Veterans Appreciation Night
- First pitch by U.S. Marine Michael Jernigan, for Veterans Appreciation Night
- National Anthem performed by Austin Allsup, Fort Worth native and contestant on Season 11 of NBC’s the Voice
- God Bless America performed by Jennifer Nickerson
- Globe Life Park 100 Game Countdown by former Rangers RHP John Burkett
Sunday, September 1 vs. Seattle Mariners – 2:05 p.m. – FSSW Gates Open at 12:30 p.m.
- $1 Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday
- National Anthem & God Bless America performed by Lauren Hedrick
- Globe Life Park 100 Game Countdown by former Rangers RHP Aaron Sele