Eastern League All-Star Classic 2013
All-Star Classic, Fan Fest, Home Run Derby & Autograph Session
The New Britain Rock Cats Baseball Club, Double-A Eastern League Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, are proudly hosting the 2013 All-Star Classic on July 10th. Fans can purchase individual tickets for the mid summer Classic online at www.rockcats.com, by calling the box office at 860-224-8383, or at the Rock Cats box office (M-F 10AM-5PM). We are hosting a Fan Fest at Bushnell Park in Hartford, CT on July 5th. The Home Run Derby & Autograph Session presented by Community Foundation of Greater New Britain will take place Tuesday, July 9th. The Rock Cats will host the Eastern League All-Star Game presented by Dunkin' Donuts at New Britain Stadium on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:05 PM. This event is expected to be sold out. Get your Tickets Now!
Excitement is building across Connecticut and Western Massachusetts in anticipation of the 2013 Eastern League All Star Classic presented by Dunkin' Donuts that will be played at New Britain Stadium on Wednesday night, July 10th. The 2013 Mid-Summer Classic will once again bring the historic League's brightest stars to the home of the Rock Cats to perform in front of the baseball savvy fans and families of southern New England. A spectacular post-game fireworks display will light up the night, putting an exclamation point on this rare and wonderful event.
The 2013 Home Run Derby presented by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain takes place at the stadium Tuesday July 9th at 6pm. Come meet the MLB stars of tomorrow! Gates open at 4pm with an All Star Block Party at the main gates featuring The Art Truck, The Gamers Box and more. The free Eastern League All Star Autograph Session Done Fast, Done Right with MOPAR Express Lane takes place ON THE FIELD from 4:30-5:30, and the Home Run Derby launches at 6pm! Past players include David Ortiz, Derek Jeter, Grady Sizemore and many more.
The Rock Cats have partnered with M.E.C.A (Marketing, Events & Cultural Affairs for the city of Hartford) to host an All-Star FanFest in Bushnell Park Friday July 5th at 5pm. This free event is open to the public and will include Rock Cats Inflatable Games, a Bounce House, Exhibitors, Food Trucks, A Vintage Baseball Exhibition, Mascots and More! When the sun goes down, the screen goes up for a public screening of A League of Their Own starring Tom Hanks & Geena Davis. The screening is part of Hartford Parks' Movies After Dark series and was voted on by fans like you!
The Rock Cats, in conjunction with the Eastern League, have announced rosters for the 2013 Eastern League All Star Classic presented by Dunkin' Donuts that will be played at New Britain Stadium July 10th at 7:05pm. Five Rock Cats players made the team, thanks to fans like you! Those players are A.J. Achter, Trevor May, Daniel Ortiz, Josmil Pinto and Danny Santana. Top prospects from the Red Sox, Yankees & Mets made the cut as well.
The Rock Cats and ESPN have partnered on the 2013 Eastern League All-Star Classic, with the Worldwide Leader in Sports sending two of their brightest stars to co-host the All-Star Home Run Derby on July 9th. Doug Glanville and Hakem Dermish will co-host the event which takes place at New Britain Stadium. Glanville is a Major League Baseball Analyst on the sports network, former Major-Leaguer and author. Dermish is an anchor on ESPN's flagship program Sportscenter. The 2013 All Star Home Run Derby is presented by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.
The Rock Cats are pleased to announce that two former American Idol contestants will sing the National Anthem for the Home Run Derby and All Star Games respectively. Erin Christine, a 2013 American Idol top 40 finalist and Madison Connecticut native, will sing the National Anthem at the All Star Game on July 10th. Ashlee Feliciano, another 2013 American Idol top 40 finalist and East Hartford Connecticut native, will do the honors prior to the start of the Home Run Derby on July 9th! Feliciano's journey and family were well chonicled on Idol earlier this year.
The Eastern League All-Star Game will feature some of the brightest stars from the league's 12 teams and will be a marquis event this summer in Connecticut. The Eastern League All-Star Game returns to New Britain for the first time since 2003. Some of the recent Eastern League All-Stars include: Will Middlebrooks (Red Sox), Danny Espinosa (Nationals), Josh Thole (Mets), Madison Bumgarner (Giants), Alex Avila (Tigers), Bobby Parnell (Mets), Austin Jackson (Tigers), Kevin Youkilis (Yankees), Jose Bautista (Blue Jays), Ryan Howard (Phillies), Jon Lester (Red Sox) and Hanley Ramirez (Dodgers).
Visit our "Third Base Shop" to find all of the newest arrivals including the 2013 All-Star Classic line! T-shirts, hats, mugs, cards, and MORE! Or you can order this limited time merchandise online HERE! Dress like the players and Stars of tomorrow!
Congrats to our 5 All-Star Cats!
Congratulations to the five Rock Cats who made the 2013 E.L. All-Star team!
#51 Trevor May RHP, #36 Josmil Pinto C, #1 Danny Santana SS, #5 Daniel Ortiz LF, and #31 AJ Achter RHP!