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Bowman Hitting Challenge presented by Sprouts Farmers Markets

October 21, 2017
Mesa Sloan Park
6:35 p.m. ET

The 5th annual Bowman Hitting Challenge, presented by Sprouts Farmers Markets, will take place on October 21, 2017. The event is an unconventional home-run derby featuring one slugger from each of the 30 MLB organizations currently playing in the 2017 Arizona Fall League.

Each batter, after four untimed bunts at targets, will have two minutes to swing away at live pitching for points either from home runs or by hitting a variety of stationary and moving targets scattered around the playing field. At the conclusion of the two-minute period, each hitter will have one swing at the Bowman Bonus Ball off a tee atop home plate for double points. Point values range from 100-700 points. When designated targets are hit by batted balls, fans in the stands win prizes. Fifty points will be deducted for foul balls. Players with the leading point totals from the American League and National League clubs will win cash prizes.

This year, this event will also feature a post-event auction with the American Cancer Society and Zinger Bats where 6 signed team PINK bats will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.


Fall Stars Game presented by Bowman Baseball Cards

November 4, 2017
Salt River Fields
5:08 pm ET


Nationally Televised - MLB Network on
November 4 at 8 p.m. EST
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Come take a look at the cream of the crop of minor league baseball in the one of the best showcases of baseball talent of the year! All 30 Major League organizations will be represented in the 12th annual Fall Stars Game where the East All-Stars take on the West All-Stars at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on November 4, 2017 at 5:08 p.m. Don't miss out on catching the best that the AFL has to offer! If you can't make it to the game, you can watch it on MLB Network.


Military Appreciation Games

November 11, 2017
Surprise Stadium
6:08 p.m.
ET


Nationally Televised - MLB Network on
November 11 at 8 p.m. EST
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Scottsdale Stadium Military Appreciation Game (12:35 p.m., November 11)
Peoria Veteran's Night Game (6:35 p.m., November 10) - post game fireworks
On November 11, 2017, we will honor and salute our military and veterans. The 6:08 p.m. game at Surprise Stadium will be televised on MLB Network, and will feature a pre-game salute with Airmen from the Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Please help us show our support for the brave men and women who defend our country and watch the Surprise Saguaros and the Peoria Javelinas square off.
Additional will be played on November 10 at Peoria (Veteran's Night Game, 6:35 p.m.). The Veteran's Night Game at Peoria will also feature post-game fireworks.


AFL Championship Game presented by Eye Promise

November 18, 2017
Scottsdale Stadium
1:08 p.m.
ET


Nationally Televised - MLB Network on
November 18 at 3 p.m. EST
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The 26th Arizona Fall League Championship game will take place on November 18, 2017 at 1:08 p.m. at Scottsdale Stadium. The game will feature the East Valley Champion vs. the West Valley Champion.

In the last 8 AFL seasons, the Scorpions, Rafters, and Javelina's have all won 2 times with the Solar Sox and Saguaros with one title. It is safe to say there are no dynasties within the fall league, so you never know who will come out on top! Catch the culmination of the 2017 baseball season by watching the two best teams the AFL has to offer, you won't want to miss it.


Weekly Promotions

Sprouts Family Nights (Wednesdays)

Every Wednesday, families get in to any AFL game for $16 per family (up to 2 adults and 4 youth tickets) with the presentation of your receipt from any Sprouts store at the ticket window.


AARP Throwback Thursdays

Seniors are eligible for a buy-one, get-one free ticket deal on every Thursday throughout the season. Eligible guests can show their AARP card at the gate each Thursday to enjoy two tickets for just $6.


Mystery Friday Bobbleheads

Mystery giveaway bobbleheads from all MLB organizations will be raffled off via lucky numbers at each specified home game on the dates below. Bobbleheads will vary from the team and player from the 2017 season.

  • October 13 @ Peoria, Surprise, and Scottsdale at 6:35 p.m.
  • October 14 – Special Bobblehead Night Giveaway with Autism Awareness Night @ Scottsdale Stadium at 6:35 p.m.
  • October 20 @ Mesa, Glendale, and Scottsdale at 6:35 p.m.
  • October 27 @ Peoria, Glendale, and Scottsdale
  • November 3 @ Peoria, Surprise, and Scottsdale
  • November 10 @ Glendale, Salt River Fields, and Peoria at 6:35 p.m.

Lucky Program Giveaway

While at Scottsdale Stadium during the 3rd inning of each home game at Scottsdale Stadium, two (2) lucky fans will have their program stamped on the Dick's Sporting Goods Ad where they will win a $20 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods.


Special Nights

Modern Market Fundraisers for the AFL

*50% of receipts donated to organizations involved*

Modern Market will be hosting fundraisers for the Arizona Fall League and their partners on the following dates:

October 15 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Organizations involved: Autism Speaks and Best Buddies Arizona

October 28 - Fundraiser after the game from 4pm to 8pm
Organizations involved: Live Like a Champ, Miracle League Baseball, and Ability 360

November 3 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Organizations involved: Walk to End Alzheimer’s and 4MOM foundation

November 11 – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Organizations involved: American Cancer Society

Modern Market is located across from Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale at 4821 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 101.


Autism Awareness Night

October 14, 2017
Scottsdale Stadium at 6:35 p.m.

Autism Awareness Night will be hosted by Autism Speaks and Best Buddies on October 14 as they work to promote awareness for the Arizona Autism Speaks Walk on October 29.

Autographed bats and helmets from the AFL will be auctioned and raffled off with 100% of proceeds going to Autism Speaks.

There will also be a special bobblehead giveaway where 35 bobbleheads will be raffled off throughout the game.


D-backs Kids Club Night

October 12
Salt River Fields at 6:35 p.m.

If you have a child that is a D-backs Kids Club card holder, they will get into the game at Salt River Fields on October 12 for free if they show their member card at the ticket office. Take your kid out for a great night of baseball as the Scottsdale Scorpions take on the Salt River Rafters during the Opening Week of the 2017 AFL season.


"Live Like a Champ" Day – Disabilities Awareness Day

October 28, 2017
Salt River Fields at 12:35 p.m.

Live Like a Champ Day is a disabilities awareness day where athletes from the Miracle League and Ability 360 will have the opportunity to join the players on the field for the national anthem.

Champ Pederson, who started Live Like a Champ with his brother Joc Pederson, will be giving a speech to the athletes and the AFL players.

Autographed Bats and Helmets from the AFL will be auctioned and raffled off with ALL proceeds going to the foundations involved.

Please come support the organizations and the athletes!


Walk to End Alzheimer's Night

November 2, 2017
Scottsdale Stadium at 6:35 p.m.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is promoting their walk on November 11th as they seek to promote awareness of finding a cure to end Alzheimer’s.

Autographed Bats and Helmets from the AFL will be auctioned and raffled off with ALL proceeds going to the 4MOM foundation, founded by Peoria Javelina’s Braden Bishop.

Come sign up for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and support the 4MOM foundation as the AFL’s Peoria Javelina’s take on the Scottsdale Scorpions.


Military Appreciation Night (Postgame Fireworks)

November 10, 2017
Peoria Sports Complex at 6:35 p.m.

The Peoria Javelina’s take on the Surprise Saguaro in a Friday night matchup with post game fireworks. Military appreciation night honors the veterans and current military men and women who fight for our country.

Players will be wearing special edition CAMO hats during the game.


American Cancer Society’s Day of HOPE and Home Runs

November 11, 2017
Scottsdale Stadium at 12:35 p.m.

American Cancer Society a Day of Thanks and Home Runs for all of their Making Strides race participants and volunteers from their race on October 28th at Tempe Beach Park.

On veterans day, the race participants will be honoring veterans as they are acknowledged for their efforts and donations to finding a cure for cancer.


2017 Hall of Fame Inductee Nights

The AFL Hall of Fame recognizes former Fall Leaguers who have gone on to the Major Leagues and made a significant impact on the field at the Major League level. The AFL recognizes those who have been exemplary on the field and spent a portion of their illustrious career participating in our league and who have shown that the Fall League continues to be a launching pad for the best and brightest Major League talent. We'd love for you to come and join us in welcoming the best former Fall Leaguers join an exclusive group of ball players.

Date: TBD

Mike Trout

One of the most decorated young players in baseball history, Trout, 26, already has claimed 2 American League MVP awards, 5 Silver Slugger Awards, 6 all-star team nods and 2 All-Star Game MVPs in addition to being named the A.L. Rookie of the Year (2012). He also owns a career batting average over .300 and he is the only player in MLB history to notch 150 homers and 150 stolen bases prior to his 26th birthday.


Max Scherzer

A two-time Cy Young Award winner, Scherzer is one of only six pitchers to achieve the honor in both leagues. The five-time all-star and Hall of Famer Randy Johnson are the only pitchers in MLB history to boast no-hitters and 20-strikeout games. Scherzer has tossed two no-hitters. He is the only pitcher in MLB with an active streak of six-plus seasons with at least 200 strikeouts. The third-fastest pitcher in MLB history to reach the 2,000-strikeout plateau, Scherzer reached the milestone in 1,784 innings.


David Wright

A seven-time all-star, has collected two Gold Gloves and two Silver Sluggers. His career statistics include a .296 batting average with 242 homers and 970 RBI in 1,583 games over 13 seasons. He owns five 100-RBI campaigns and he has hit over .300 seven times. The Mets' career leader in most offensive categories, Wright was named the fourth team captain in franchise history in 2013 and has played more games at third base than any player in New York (Mets and Yankees) baseball annals. He has been limited to 75 games since the start of the 2015 season due to a variety of injuries.


Other Events

Major League Baseball PlayBall Clinic

Salt River Fields (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Go to the clinic and get into the Fall Stars game for free afterwards!


Learn From a Pro Scout Seminar (3:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.)

The 5th annual “Learn From A Pro Scout” seminar brought to you by Bowman Baseball Cards. Two highly regarded veteran professional scouts will share their insights into the world of professional scouting.

We would like to thank Bowman Baseball Cards for helping us put together this special seminar on scouting and hope you enjoy it as much as the instructors have teaching it.