The Peoria Chiefs have announced they will retire #31 in honor of former Peoria star and future Baseball Hall-of-Famer Greg Maddux on Friday, June 11 in a pre-game ceremony. Maddux, who pitched in Peoria in 1985, will attend the ceremony with his wife Cindy and their two children Amanda and Chase.
On June 11, gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and Maddux will sign autographs for one hour from 5:15 to 6:15. Fans must purchase a special autograph ticket to get in the autograph line. The Maddux Autograph Package will be $60 and includes a game ticket and a $50 autograph fee. The money raised from the autograph sales will be split evenly between St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Children's Hospital of Illinois and Easter Seals. The Maddux Autograph Package must be purchased at the O'Brien Field Box Office and there is a limit of two per customer. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 15 at Noon and are only available in person at the O'Brien Field Box Office, which will close at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are not available online or over the phone and can only be purchased in person on Saturday. Sales are limited to the first 200 autograph packages.