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Kyren Paris Named 2023 Southern League All-Star

Trash Pandas shortstop earned first Major League promotion in September
September 26, 2023

MADISON, Alabama – Following a tremendous season that led to his Major League debut, former Rocket City Trash Pandas shortstop Kyren Paris is adding to his accolades. On Tuesday, Minor League Baseball announced that Paris was named to the 2023 Southern League All-Star Team as the shortstop. The award was

2024 Trash Pandas Game Times Released

September 21, 2023

MADISON, Alabama – Today the Rocket City Trash Pandas have announced game times for the fourth season in franchise history, with the home opener against the Birmingham Barons scheduled for 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at Toyota Field. The Trash Pandas begin the season on the road with a

Trash Pandas Conclude Thrilling 2023 Season

Rocket City leads Southern League in attendance for third straight season
September 19, 2023

An exciting 2023 Rocket City Trash Pandas season has reached its conclusion. The third season in team history saw the Trash Pandas continue to expand their role in the local community, along with countless highlights both on and off the field throughout the year. For the third consecutive season since

Fall Festival Comes To Toyota Field October 28 

The Haunted Mansion screening at Toyota Field before Halloween
August 29, 2023

On Saturday, October 28, the Rocket City Trash Pandas will be hosting a Fall Festival at Toyota Field, presented by Metro Diner. Trick-or-treating on the Bill Penney Toyota Concourse and the Toyota Outfield Experience will take place from 5-7 p.m. with a screening of The Haunted Mansion to follow on

Tickets Now On Sale For Toyota Field Concerts

Country, Rock and Ultimate Tribute Bands to Headline Weekend Shows
September 1, 2023

All tickets are now on sale for the six nationally touring concerts that will rock Toyota Field’s Bill Penney Toyota Plaza this October. The advance purchase ticket prices start at just $20 and are listed below. Doors open at 5:30 for each concert. All shows are scheduled to begin around

Rocket City Trash Pandas Unveil Full 2024 Schedule

Home opener at Toyota Field scheduled for Tuesday, April 9 vs. Birmingham
September 12, 2023

The Rocket City Trash Pandas are excited to reveal the schedule for the 2024 Southern League season. The fourth season in Rocket City history will open on the road on Friday, April 5 at Tennessee before Opening Night at Toyota Field, scheduled for Tuesday, April 9 against the Birmingham Barons.

Tucker Flint Lights The Fire In Second Half 

September 7, 2023

Tucker Flint has slowly emerged as a mainstay in the Rocket City Trash Pandas lineup. Less than a year after being drafted out of Chipola Junior College in Florida, Flint was assigned to the Rocket City Opening Night roster. Over the course of the season, he’s improved at the plate

Brett Kerry Named August Pitcher of the Month

Rocket City pitcher dominated to earn promotion to Triple-A
September 5, 2023

Following a brilliant performance on the mound that saw him earn a promotion to Triple-A for the first time, former Rocket City Trash Pandas pitcher Brett Kerry has been named Southern League Pitcher of the Month for August. The league award is the third of Kerry’s professional career and the

Trash Pandas Foundation Raises Over $60,000 In 2023 

Jersey auctions, clubhouse sales benefitting local community this season
August 15, 2023

More than halfway into 2023, the Rocket City Trash Pandas have plenty to be proud of. In the first season with the new Rocket City Trash Pandas Foundation fully in action, the team has raised tens of thousands of dollars for worthy causes while expanding their footprint in the North

Six Fall Concerts Heading To Toyota Field

Country, Rock and Ultimate Tribute Bands to Headline Weekend Shows
August 18, 2023

Six Nationally Touring Bands will headline six nights of concerts at Toyota Field in the Bill Penney Toyota Plaza. “There is something about a concert - in its own way like a baseball game - when the lights go down, the music comes up, the crowd roars in anticipation…Toyota Field

Trash Pandas Hosting Military Tribute Night September 16

USA Patriots Softball team to take on Team AUSA at Toyota Field
August 16, 2023

For the fourth consecutive year, the Rocket City Trash Pandas will be hosting a Military Tribute Night at Toyota Field. The 2023 Military Tribute Night is scheduled for Saturday, September 16 and will be a tribute to our armed forces along with a softball game. Team USA Patriots will take

Kyren Paris Joins Angels For MLB Debut

Infielder currently leads Southern League in walks and runs scored
September 1, 2023

One of the Los Angeles Angels’ brightest young stars is taking his talents to baseball’s highest level. On Friday, the Angels selected the contract of infielder Kyren Paris from the Rocket City Trash Pandas for his Major League debut. Paris is expected to make his MLB debut for the Angels

Trash Pandas Defeated 3-1 In Season Finale 

Rocket City held to two hits in loss at Tennessee
September 17, 2023

The Rocket City Trash Pandas ended the 2023 season with a 3-1 loss to the Tennessee Smokies in a pitcher’s duel on Sunday afternoon at Smokies Stadium. The Trash Pandas conclude the third season in franchise history third in the Southern League North Division standings with a 58-80 record after

Seven-Run Lead Not Enough For Trash Pandas In 9-8 Loss

Rocket City suffers another one-run defeat to Tennessee
September 16, 2023

The Rocket City Trash Pandas let a seven-run lead slip away, ultimately falling in walk-off fashion 9-8 to the Tennessee Smokies in 11 innings on Saturday night at Smokies Stadium in the penultimate game of the regular season. Following two scoreless innings from each starter, the Trash Pandas were the

Trash Pandas Drop Slugfest In Tennessee 8-5

DiChiara, Vera homer in road loss
September 15, 2023

In a close game that featured five total home runs, the Rocket City Trash Pandas couldn’t keep the Tennessee Smokies at bay, suffering an 8-5 loss in the fourth game of their six-game series on Friday night at Smokies Stadium. For the first time all week, the Trash Pandas were

Rocket City Rally Comes Up Short In 8-7 Loss

Trash Pandas score three in ninth in defeat at Tennessee
September 14, 2023

The Rocket City Trash Pandas fell behind early and couldn’t complete their desperate comeback in the ninth in an 8-7 loss to the Tennessee Smokies in the third game of their six-game series on Thursday night at Smokies Stadium. Trailing 8-4 and down to their last three outs, the Rocket

Big Ninth Powers Trash Pandas To 8-5 Win 

Rocket City snaps eight-game skid with victory at Tennessee
September 13, 2023

The Rocket City Trash Pandas rallied for four runs in the top of the ninth inning, taking the lead in their last at-bat and holding on for an 8-5 win over the Tennessee Smokies on Wednesday night at Smokies Stadium. With the score tied at four in the ninth, the

Trash Pandas Rally Comes Up Short In 8-7 Loss

Flint ties game with two-run homer in the ninth
September 12, 2023

Despite a dramatic, game-tying home run while down to their last out in the ninth inning, the Rocket City Trash Pandas ultimately suffered an 8-7 loss in walk-off fashion to the Tennessee Smokies in the opener of a six-game series on Tuesday night at Smokies Stadium. Down 7-5 in the

Trash Pandas Drop Home Finale To Wahoos 9-5

Vera, Matthews homer in final game at Toyota Field
September 10, 2023

The Rocket City Trash Pandas erased an early three-run deficit before ultimately suffering a 9-5 loss to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in the final home game of the 2023 season on Sunday afternoon at Toyota Field. The loss officially eliminates the Trash Pandas from playoff contention, as they sit eight

Trash Pandas Squander Chances In 6-1 Loss

Rocket City offense stagnant in defeat to Pensacola
September 9, 2023

Despite multiple opportunities with runners in scoring position, the Rocket City Trash Pandas couldn’t capitalize when it mattered most, suffering a 6-1 loss to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in the fifth game of their six-game series in front of 5,843 at Toyota Field on Saturday night. As a team, the

Big Middle Innings From Wahoos Sink Rocket City 8-4 

Payne, Placencia homer for Trash Pandas in loss to Pensacola
September 8, 2023

The Rocket City Trash Pandas used a pair of home runs to build a four-run lead on Friday night. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos responded with three home runs to turn the game around, defeating the Trash Pandas 8-4 in front of an energetic crowd of 6,137 at Toyota Field. Making

Trash Pandas Homestand Highlights: September 5-10 

Packed promotional schedule for final homestand of 2023 season
August 31, 2023

Only six home games remain for the Rocket City Trash Pandas in 2023. The team returns home next week for the last homestand of the 2023 season featuring a Sonny DiChiara bobblehead giveaway, the final education day game of the season, a pair of fireworks shows, Huntsville Stars Tribute Night,

Huntsville Stars Tribute Night Set For September 8

Over 30 former Stars players scheduled to return to North Alabama
August 30, 2023

The Stars of North Alabama baseball’s past return on Friday, September 8. The Rocket City Trash Pandas are proud to announce the full details for Huntsville Stars Throwback Night at Toyota Field next week. Over 30 former Stars players will be back in town to appear at the Trash Pandas

Former Trash Pandas Powering Current Angels

August 29, 2023

In just three seasons, several former Rocket City Trash Pandas have gone on to play at the Major League level with the Los Angeles Angels. To date, 24 former Trash Pandas have made their MLB debut for the Angels. Some have had only brief cups of coffee at the game’s