The Whiz Kids Are Back


The Whiz Kids are back!

Well, for one night, at least.

The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs announced they’ll be changing their name to the “Whiz Kids” on June 29th for “Salute to Philadelphia Night.”

Check out the sweetness:


“Last year, we Raised the Steaks by changing our name to the Lehigh Valley Cheesesteaks on the first-annual ‘Salute to Philadelphia Night’,” exclaimed IronPigs President and General Manager Kurt Landes. “This year, we’re taking it a step further by honoring one of the great teams in Phillies history while also celebrating Philadelphia’s passion for Cheesesteaks… whiz wit, of course!”

Fans are encouraged to use #WhizKids on social media for a chance to win a “Whiz Kids” prize pack and to see their social posts at the brand-new

In addition to the name and uniform change, other promotions planned for “Salute to Philadelphia Night” on Thursday, 29 at 7:05 p.m. against the Pawtucket Red Sox include:

-Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m. featuring $1 hot dogs and $2 domestic drafts of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania beer selections, including Victory Brewing Co., Yards Brewing Co and Yuengling.
-Philly-inspired food selections including additional Cheesesteak stands, Rita’s Water Ice and Soft Pretzels.
-Appearances throughout the game by the world-famous Phillie Phanatic.
-Philadelphia-themed music and on-field contests between half-innings.
-Whiz Kids On-Field Jersey Auction (more information below on how to bid from anywhere on your favorite player’s jersey).
-Exclusive Whiz Kids and Cheesesteaks merchandise available at the Majestic Clubhouse Store and at


You can buy the merchandise here.


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