Dennis Rodman’s Ceremonial First Pitch
Prince Marketing Group brought NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman to Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 20. While in Lancaster, Rodman attended the Lancaster Barnstormers games and threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Afterwards, Rodman was in the McNees Wallace Lounge for a special meet & greet. Afterwards, Rodman took in some of the action on the diamond and then took photos with VIP fans.
The Barnstormers are managed by Butch Hobson, the most successful Atlantic League coach with a record of 654 wins to 549 losses. In 2012, the Lancaster Barnstormers set an Atlantic League record with 88 wins.
Lancaster is a member of the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. From the 2005 season to the present, the Barnstormers have played their home games at Clipper Magazine Stadium in the city’s Northwest Corridor.
The name and logo also allude to Lancaster County’s agricultural heritage, notable for its inclusion of Amish culture and lore. The Barnstormers organization lightheartedly calls its market the “Pennsylvania Clutch Country,” referring to Lancaster’s location in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country and the sports term, “clutch”.
The Barnstormers represent all of Lancaster County, even though they play in the city of Lancaster. The team designates many of its home games to honor the county’s smaller communities.