All-Star Game

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The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball has announced that the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game presented by RWJBarnabas Health and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey will be hosted by the Somerset Patriots at TD Bank Ballpark.

 
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2017 Atlantic League All-Star Teams Announced
 
Freedom Division: Cory Vaughn (Southern Maryland Blue Crabs) has been named an All-Star alternate. He will play for teammate Devon Rodriguez.

Lyle and Randolph will reunite at the premier event of the summer in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of their 1977 World Series Championship with the New York Yankees. Both will participate in the pre-game All-Star activities down on the field and other VIP experiences surrounding the All-Star Game.
 
 

 

The Somerset Patriots and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball have announced that Brett Jodie (Somerset Patriots) and Gary Gaetti (Sugar Land Skeeters) have been named managers of the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game. 
 

 

The Somerset Patriots and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball have announced that New York Yankees broadcasting legend John Sterling will be the Honorary Voice of the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 12th at TD Bank Ballpark. He will be on field during the pre-game festivities and add color commentating during the Home Run Derby. Sterling will also introduce the Honorary Managers- New York Yankees legends Sparky Lyle and Willie Randolph- as well as calling the All-Stars to the line during introductions.
 

2017 Atlantic League All-Star Home Run Derby Participants Announced

The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and the Somerset Patriots have announced the participants of the 2017 All-Star Game Home Run Derby to take place at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday, July 12th. The six participants were among the top home run hitters from the first half of the 2017 season. Sean Halton (15 home runs) and Garrett Weber (11 home runs) of the Lancaster Barnstormers, along with Zach Wilson of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (12 home runs) will represent the Freedom Division. Angelo Songco of the Long Island Ducks (14 home runs) will be joined by Conor Bierfeldt (13 home runs) and Michael Crouse (11 home runs) of the New Britain Bees to represent the Liberty Division squad.


 

This will be the third time the Somerset Patriots will host the Atlantic League All-Star Game at TD Bank Ballpark. The team held the event in 2000 and most recently in 2008. The 2008 Atlantic League All-Star Game welcomed 8,290 fans, which remains the league record for the event. Special guests at the 2008 All-Star Game included honorary team captains Jim Frey and the late Don Zimmer. Donald Trump served as the Honorary Chair for the event and threw out a ceremonial first pitch.
 
"It’s always an honor to host an All-Star Game, but to be chosen for the 20th Anniversary Celebration makes it that much more special," said Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerry. "The event allows the host to showcase their ballpark, organization, and community to the staffs and fans of the other seven teams in our league. We’ll get to welcome the very best players in the Atlantic League for a great event at our award-winning ballpark that our fans and everyone will remember for years to come."
 
 
All-Star Schedule of Events
  • 4:30 Private Gate Opening for Season Ticket Holders / Watch Batting Practice
  • 5:00 Gates Open to General Public
  • 5:15 – 5:45 Autograph Session: Fans will be allowed on the field to get autographs from the Liberty and Freedom Division players
  • 6:00 – 6:40 Home Run Derby: Watch the best in the Atlantic League battle for the Home Run Hitting Champion
  • 6:50 All-Star Player Introductions: Watch all the All-Star players announced
  • 7:10 Atlantic League All-Star Game begins: Enjoy the Game!
 
All-Star Entertainment
  • Zooperstars! The World-Famous Entertainment Act 
  • BirdZerk!  America’s Ballpark Prankster
  • Fireworks! Enjoy a spectacular 15-minute postgame extravaganza!
  • On-field Promotions!  Enjoy some fun on-field contests
  • Mascots from around the Atlantic League
  • Revolutionary Cannon fire after the game
All-Star Giveaways
  • Commemorative 20th Atlantic League All-Star Ticket (All Fans)
  • Tricorn Hats (1st 500 Kids)
  • All-Star Baseball Card Sets (1st 1,000 Kids)
  • All-Star Pins (1,000 Adults)
  • Commemorative Game Program (1st 3,500 Fans)
 
Revolutionary Spirit
  • Meet General George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and Alexander Hamilton and various revolutionary war soldiers
  • See a replica cannon from the Revolutionary War
  • See a revolutionary war encampment
  • Visit tables on the concourse that show various aspects from the Revolutionary War
  • Sign the Declaration of the All-Star Game Document
  • Hear Fife & Drum corps
  • Enjoy period Dance and Dress
  • Feast on a Turkey Leg and Ale

 

Participants Include:

  • 2nd NJ Regiment
  • The Queens Rangers on horseback 
  • Mott’s Artillery with a cannon
  • Heard’s Brigade
  • Sons of the American Revolution with a cannon
  • Mock Hearth Cooking
  • Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations
  • Fife and Drums of the Old Barracks
  • Practitioners of Musick
*Please note the 2nd NJ, Mott’s Artillery and Queens Rangers, Heard’s Brigade will set up an encampment with tents and also do musket drills
 
Exhibits/games/activities by the following groups:
  • Liberty Hall 
  • Heritage Trail Association 
  • Washington Crossing Historic Park 
  • Washington Crossing State Park
  • Lamb’s Artillery 
  • East Jersey Old Town Village
  • Princeton Battlefield Society
  • Children of the American Revolution
  • The Indian King Tavern 
  • The Snyder Academy 
  • The Jacobus Vanderveer House
 
 
 
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 35 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB.  The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population. 
 
For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com