Baseball to Play April 13 Game Against Veterans at Turner Field

MACON, Ga. – The First Presbyterian Day School baseball team and head coach Jim Turner are pleased to announce a unique opportunity to play a regular season baseball game at Turner Field, the home of the Atlanta Braves, on Saturday, April 13, 2013 against Veterans High School.

Turner says the game is part of “High School Day,” at Turner Field, where various high school baseball teams will compete throughout the day.

First pitch for the FPD-Veterans game is slated for 1 p.m. and admission is free.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that any baseball purist would savor,” Turner said. “All of our players are looking forward to the green grass, the blue skies, and the red dirt of Turner Field.”

Originally built for the 1996 summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Turner Field was redesigned as an all-purpose baseball complex for the Atlanta Braves and opened its gates for its first season in 1997.

Turner Field has hosted the 2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, along with postseason baseball from 1997-2005, 2010 and 2012.

For more information on Turner Field, visit the Atlanta Braves website.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting