The Burlington Royals — and others — will honor longtime Appalachian League president Lee Landers tonight at Burlington Athletic Stadium.

Landers is retiring at season’s end, capping a 23-season stint in charge of the rookie-level league.

The occasion — with the game against the Pulaski Yankees — is one of several Landers bobblehead giveaway nights around the league this summer.

Among the guests will be International League president Randy Mobley, who’ll attend an Appalachian League game for the first time.

Mobley said he had never meet Landers until Landers became a league president. While their leagues are far apart on the minor-league ladder — Mobley oversees a Class AAA circuit — he has gained an appreciation of Landers.

“I was thrilled to receive the invitation,” Mobley said. “There is so much right about him and how he conducts his business.”

Mobley, who worked in a visit to Durham (one of the teams in his league) on the trip, said Landers has been supportive of him through the years.

A pregame ceremony, with former team broadcaster Matt Krause the emcee, will begin at about 6 p.m., Burlington general manager Mikie Morrison said. The team will present a gift to Landers.

• EX-BURLINGTON PLAYERS EXCEL: Two members of the Idaho Falls Chukars who played last year for Burlington, have collected recent awards.

The Player of the Month for July in the Pioneer League was first baseman Reed Rolhman, who batted .426 in the month while registering hitting streaks of eight and nine games. He drove in 37 runs and scored 29 runs in 25 games.

Rohlman racked up 49 RBI in his first 42 games for Idaho Falls after posting 29 RBI in 58 games last season for Burlington.

J.C. Cloney was named the Pitcher of the Week in the Pioneer League by going 2-0 with a 0.71 earned run average covering 12 2/3 innings. He struck out 13 and walked four during that stretch.

Cloney holds a 9-0 record in nine starts for Idaho Falls. He won’t have a chance to reach the 10-win mark because he was promoted to Class A Lexington of the South Atlantic League this week.

• RUSSELL’S RETURN: Infielder Michael Russell is back with the Durham Bulls after a couple of weeks with Class AA Montgomery.

After a solid June, Russell had three hits in seven July games with Durham. The former college player for North Carolina provided four hits across six games upon his return to the Bulls.

• RILEY HITS ANYWHERE: Brandon Riley was a hit in a Class AA ballpark, too.

Riley, an outfielder, went 3-for-4 with a home run and scored four runs when the Johnson City Cardinals defeated the Greeneville Reds 18-10 last Saturday in an Appalachian League game played at a Southern League venue.

The teams met at Smokies Stadium in Sevierville, Tenn., for one game. It was a pre-arranged situation because the Johnson City team owner Randy Boyd also owns the Class AA Tennessee Smokies, though the game was actually a Greeneville home game.

Riley, a Williams High School alum, is a first-year pro out of North Carolina.

• SEE YA: Jordan Qsar, who had been one of the Appalachian League’s top hitters with the Princeton Rays, was told after Sunday’s doubleheader in Burlington that he was going to the New York-Penn League’s Hudson Valley Renegades.

Qsar, a first-season pro out of Pepperdine, was third in the Appalachian League in both batting (.350) and home runs (10).

• A BOLT OF OFFENSE: Outfielder Skye Bolt of the Midland RockHounds in the Class AA Texas League was the circuit’s Player of the Week after batting .379 with three home runs and 12 runs batted in across seven games. The former North Carolina college player is in his fourth pro season. In his first 48 games with Midland, he drove in 16 runs.