(Central Islip, N.Y., April 24, 2024) – The Long Island Ducks today announced its Opening Day roster for the 2024 season, presented by Catholic Health. The 126-game regular season gets underway on Thursday night at Fairfield Properties Ballpark when the Ducks host the defending Atlantic League champion Lancaster Stormers at 6:35 p.m.

“I have enjoyed watching our guys prepare in spring training and believe we have a strong ballclub,” said Ducks Manager Lew Ford. “We’re all very excited to take the field on Thursday and get the season going.”

The Ducks Opening Day roster includes 10 players that have Major League experience and nine others who have reached as high as Triple-A. The roster includes 15 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and three outfielders. Three players who were invited to spring training have made the Opening Day roster: Left-handed pitcher and East Moriches resident Liam Pulsipher, infielder and West Islip native Kevin Higgins, and catcher Jonathan Waite.

The first of 63 home games this season is slated to begin at 6:35 p.m. on Thursday night. Gates will open at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders), and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Beach Towels, courtesy of P.C. Richard and Son. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:15 to enjoy pregame team introductions. Tickets for the game, and all Ducks games, are available by visiting the Fairfield Properties Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE.

Fans unable to make any games this season can follow all the action live on FloSports. Under the banner of FloBaseball, the subscription service will live-stream every Ducks and Atlantic League regular season and playoff game worldwide in 2024. The pregame show will begin approximately 15 minutes prior to first pitch for every game. Ducks Vice President of Communications Michael Polak, Media Relations/Broadcasting Assistant Michael Mohr and longtime team broadcasters Chris King and David Weiss will provide play-by-play and analysis all season. Subscribe today by CLICKING HERE.

The Ducks are entering their 24th season of play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Fairfield Properties Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. They are the all-time leader in wins and attendance in Atlantic League history, led all MLB Partner Leagues in attendance in 2023, and have sold out a record 706 games all-time. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

Celebrating its third decade, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. Over its 25-year history, the ALPB has sent over 1,400 players to MLB organizations while drawing over 47 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.