READING, PA - In conjunction with the Eastern League, the Reading Phillies have announced the Eastern and Western Division rosters for the Baseballtown All-Star Classic, including six Reading Phillies named to the Eastern Division roster. The Baseballtown All-Star Classic will be played at FirstEnergy Stadium on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:05 p.m.
The top stars and prospects from the twelve Eastern League teams will highlight the Baseballtown All-Star Classic. The two-day event pits the Eastern League's Eastern Division (Reading Phillies, Trenton Thunder, New Britain Rock Cats, Binghamton Mets, Portland Sea Dogs, and New Hampshire Fisher Cats) against the Western Division (Akron Aeros, Harrisburg Senators, Bowie Baysox, Erie SeaWolves, Altoona Curve, and Richmond Flying Squirrels) in a nine-inning showcase.
Members of each team will also be participating in the Baseballtown All-Star Classic Home Run Derby and Autograph Session benefitting the United Way of Berks County one night prior to the game on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:05 p.m. The Eastern and Western Division rosters are each comprised of 24 players with at least three players from each team. At least one position player and one pitcher representing each team were selected through online and stadium balloting. Remaining roster spots were then filled through voting by Eastern League media, managers, and officials.
Reading Phillies manager Dusty Wathan and his coaching staff will lead the Eastern Division against the Western Division led by Richmond Flying Squirrels manager Dave Machemer and his coaching staff.
Three members selected to the Baseballtown All-Star Classic were also selected to the MLB All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, July 8. Those players are Zack Wheeler of Binghamton, Tommy Joseph of Richmond, and Julio Rodriguez of Reading.
Tickets for the Baseballtown All-Star Classic and its events can be purchased online at www.RPhils.com, by phone at 610-370-BALL, and in person at the R-Phils Ticket Office at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The Baseballtown-All Star Classic is proudly sponsored by All-Star Distributing, Crowne Plaza Reading, Susquehanna Bank, Betty's Salads, READING AIR, Y102 Rock Hits, Penske, Service Electric, 830 AM WEEU, VF Outlet, Comcast SportsNet, 69 News Berks Edition, The Works Wyomissing, and the Reading Eagle.