Stitches, the mascot of the Hoptown Hoppers baseball team, will be present for the first in-person History on Tap in more than a year at Hopkinsville Brewing Co.
Hoppers general manager Ted Jatczak will lead a program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the brewery to celebrate the team’s history and legacy in Hopkinsville. He will give a rundown of the players and the upcoming season, the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County announced.
“We’ll have other special guests, door prizes, Hoppers swag, and more,” Alissa Keller, the museum’s executive director, said in a news release.
The brewery will be serving the official beer of the Hoppers, the Stitches Hibiscus Wheat Ale.
The Hoppers are the reigning champions of the Ohio Valley League, a summer collegiate program. Last year’s season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, which also required the museum to shift the monthly History on Tap events to virtual programs. The last in-person History on Tap was in January 2020.
The baseball team traces its history to the early 1900s, when the first Hoppers played in the Kitty League, a Class D minor league that ran off and on between 1903 and 1925.
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“We’ll have other special guests, door prizes, Hoppers swag, and more!” Alissa Keller, the museum’s executive director, said in a news release.
Anyone who can’t be at the brewery will be able to watch History on Tap on the museum’s Facebook page.