Phil Niekro, Javy Lopez Highlight Hot Stove Banquet

Niekro Credit: Knuckleball.com

Credit: Knuckleball.com

Since 2005 the Charleston Riverdogs organization has held an off-season "Hot Stove Banquet" featuring some of the biggest names in baseball. The 10th edition of the event will be no different as Hall of Fame Pitcher Phil Niekro and former Atlanta Braves All-Star catcher Javy Lopez will be the featured guests. The banquet will be held on January 31st in the Charleston Marriott's Crystal Ballroom at 6 pm.

The headliners will be joined by Greg Colbrunn, the hitting coach for the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox. He was the RiverDogs’ hitting coach for five seasons and manager for one.

Each guest will share behind-the-scenes stories, answer questions and pose for pictures during the banquet.

Tickets are $65 per person and include dinner, a table gift, and autograph or photo opportunity. Tables of eight with preferred seating are available for $550.

Fans will also have the opportunity to bid on a meet and greet session with Niekro and Lopez that will be held prior to the banquet. For more information or to bid on the meet and greet, please click here.

Proceeds from the Hot Stove Banquet benefit The Citadel, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern baseball programs, and MUSC’s Storm Eye Institute.

For tickets and additional information, please contact the RiverDogs at (843) 577-DOGS (3647). Tickets may also be purchased online at www.riverdogs.com or www.rileyparkevents.com.

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