Are you ready for Toledo Jeep Fest weekend with the Toledo Mud Hens?
Toledo Jeep Fest attendees can enjoy baseball games Friday, August 9 (vs. Pawtucket at 7:05 p.m.), Saturday, August 10 (vs. Pawtucket at 7:05 p.m.) and Sunday, August 11 (vs. Pawtucket at 4:05 p.m.) during TJF weekend. The Mud Hens will wear specialty Toledo Mud Crawlers uniforms for the series against the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Buy baseball tickets now using the special “Jeep” code to sit with fellow Jeepers in Toledo’s Fifth Third Field!
Friday’s game will feature a free concert – Hard Days Night Beatles Tribute at Hensville Park. On Saturday, the Hensville Family Zone at Hensville Park will feature inflatable games pre-game and a post-game free concert featuring Dueling Pianos Under the Stars. On Sunday, attendees will be encouraged to head back for the inflatable games at Hensville Park and then stick around for the post-game Kids Run the Bases!
Learn more about the Toledo Mud Hens.
The Toledo Mud Hens are the Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Professional baseball had been played off and on in Toledo since 1883, but the Mud Hens era began in 1896 with the “Swamp Angels.”
Did you know that Billy Beane, Kirby Puckett, Max Scherzer, Casey Stengel and Hack Wilson have played for the Toledo Mud Hens?
M*A*S*H character Maxwell Klinger (played by Jamie Farr) hailed from Toledo and often mentioned the Mud Hens as his favorite baseball team throughout the series. He was often seen wearing a Toledo Mud Hens jersey and cap. In fact, Klinger feels so strongly about the Mud Hens that he gets put on KP duty for a month when he hits his mortal enemy Sgt Zelmo Zale, who insulted the Mud Hens. Like Klinger, Farr was born and raised in Toledo. The Mud Hens retired jersey No. 1 in Farr’s honor.