Charleston Riverdogs honor Tony the Peanut Man with special uniforms, name change

Charleston Riverdogs honor Tony the Peanut Man with special uniforms, name change (Charleston Riverdogs)

The Charleston RiverDogs are dropping the RiverDogs name for one night to pay homage to a local culinary favorite and a ballpark icon.

The group will become the Charleston Boiled Peanuts on Saturday, July 28 at Joe Riley Park.

the Saturday night contest against the Greenville Drive will also pay tribute to Anthony Wright, a.k.a. “Tony the Peanut Man,” a longtime ballpark vendor and fan favorite at The Joe, who passed away shortly after the 2016 season.

“The Charleston RiverDogs have been a name synonymous with fun for nearly a quarter century in the Lowcountry,” said RiverDogs President and General Manager Dave Echols.

“We knew that if we were going to supplant our long-time namesake for a game, we wanted to choose something that holds significance to our fans and the region and the ‘Boiled Peanuts’ to us does just that. We hope this is a night to celebrate a Charleston tradition and continue to pay tribute to Tony and his family.”

Charleston pays homage to Tony each home game during the seventh-inning stretch when they toss a bag of peanuts into the crowd during “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

The first 1,000 fans at the gates will receive their very own peanut bucket, suitable for tossing aside their boiled peanut shells. Boiled peanuts caps, jerseys, and other merchandise are available.

A portion of the night’s boiled peanut sale proceeds will go towards the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

More information can be found at this website.

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