Former MLB pitcher Luis Tiant was the special guest at BB&T BallPark on Wednesday for the Charlotte Knights vs Pawtucket Red Sox game. Tiant spoke with the media about Knights second baseman Yoan Moncada, injuries to pitchers today, Cuba and being blessed.
The Charlotte Knights honored Negro League Baseball Tuesday night by welcoming former players Eddie "G.G." Burton, Luther "Luke" Atkinson, Sam Allen, Bill Cathcart and Carl "Satch" Forney. Also Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles proclaimed it Negro League Baseball Day in Charlotte. Jeff Sineremail@example.com
Former Atlanta Brave Tony Cloninger Sr. is still the only pitcher in MLB history to hit two grand slams in one game. Still, the North Carolina native wants to be remembered for more than just one game.
Charlotteans celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an assortment of activities at the Harvey B. Gantt Center and the Levine Museum of the New South. The day gave parents, educators and Freedom Marchers the opportunity to share their perspectives and memories of struggle and the need to continue fighting for equality.
Saturday's Martin Luther King parade in uptown Charlotte. The free Charlotte-Mecklenburg MLK National Holiday Celebration is one of the Southeast's largest promoting King's nonviolent pursuit of equal rights for all. The parade has been a Charlotte tradition since 1981. Thousands line the route each year to watch more than 100 community organizations, marching bands, floats and dance performers.