In honor of one of sport’s cinema’s most iconic scenes, the Durham Bulls will rebrand for one night only as the Durham Lollygaggers. On June 14th, 31 years after the release of ‘Bull Durham,’ the team will take the field in specially-designed jerseys and hats to commemorate a scene still mentioned across pop culture today.
The Lollygaggers will take on the New York Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate Scranton/WB RailRiders that evening in a 7:05 p.m. contest presented by EmergeOrtho, and following the game will be a Friday Night Fireworks show presented by bioMerieux.
Skip: “You guys. You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Larry!”
Tickets will be on sale for the event when all single-game tickets are released to the public in late February.
Additionally, fans have the chance to preorder special hats and replica jerseys featuring either No. 8 (Crash Davis) or No. 37 (Ebby Calvin ‘Nuke’ LaLoosh). Additional jerseys and hats will be available closer to the date of the game. (See available jerseys and hat and preorder HERE.)
A few days ago when the Bulls unveiled their Durham Lollygaggers uniforms, the internet took note. Included in that crowd? None other than Robert Wuhl, who played Larry in the iconic flick:
Thanks to the Durham Bulls for this capcom scoop & graphic.