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Second Homestand Includes Mystery Night, Star Wars and the Candy Drop

April 17, 2018 - Carolina League (CarL) - Frederick Keys News Release

FREDERICK, MD - The Frederick Keys final April homestand takes place from Thursday, April 19-Sunday, April 22 and features a variety of fan favorite promotions. These include the return of Mystery Night, Star Wars Day and the Candy Drop. Additionally, the Keys will be lighting up the night sky with the second fireworks show of the year. For ticket information, fans can call the Keys at 301-815-9939 or visit

For the first time in 2018, the Keys will get a look at their First State rival, the Wilmington Blue Rocks. The fun begins on Thursday at 7 p.m with Thirsty Thursday in the Mattress Warehouse Club. Fans can check out a delicious menu featuring all-beef hot dogs, chicken wings, pulled pork sliders to go along with beer tokens for $40.

Friday's game also gets underway at 7 p.m and includes the return of Mystery Night. The first 250 fans through the gates receive a mystery bobblehead. Selections include Jose Altuve, George Springer, David Ortiz, Deion Sanders and Rob Gronkowski as well as a mix of Orioles and Keys bobbleheads.

Fans can also purchase mystery balls on the first base concourse for $10. These include signed baseballs by Orioles and Keys players as well as athletes and celebrities such as Pat Sajak, Bradley Whitford, J Peterman, Muggsy Bogues and Sgt. Slaughter. All proceeds benefit Frederick Keys Care. There is a limit of four baseballs per fan.

On top of these promotions, an in-game treasure hunt is scheduled, plus postgame fireworks presented by American Disposal Services.

The Keys play back-to-back day games on Saturday and Sunday, with first pitch scheduled for 2:00 p.m each afternoon (and gates opening at 1). Saturday's contest marks the return of Star Wars Day. Patrons can meet their favorite Star Wars characters, as the Rebel Legion will be on hand. Between innings, light saber battles will take place.

A picnic package is also available for purchase presented by Maryland Excels. The Han Solo Package includes a light saber, a reserved seat, hot dog, chips and drink for $20. Meanwhile the Super Package includes two of each item for $34. To book your spot, fans can call the groups office at 301-815-9900.

The series concludes on Sunday with the annual Candy Drop presented in part by Advanced Helicopter Concepts and Costco. Following the Keys 2 p.m game, a helicopter will drop 300 lbs of candy onto the outfield. It will then be a race for a sugar rush, as youngsters can enjoy high speed trick or treating.

As always, fans can take part in Sunday Funday activities from 1-1:30. From 1-1:30 those who bring a ball and glove can enjoy a catch on the outfield and get autographs from two Keys players on the concourse.

For more information about upcoming Keys games and promotions, fans can visit

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