The Tides today announced the final results of fan voting for the All Harbor Park Team. The team was voted on by fans on the Tides Facebook page as part of a year-long celebration of 25 years of baseball at Harbor Park.
"This was a really fun way for us to celebrate some amazing accomplishments by players who have come through Norfolk over the last 25 years" said Tides General Manager Joe Gregory. "The team is a great assortment of fan favorites who have had fantastic success both with the Tides and at the major league level."
The All Harbor Park Team features a combined 22 MLB All-Star Game appearances, four International League postseason awards and four World Series appearances. Eight of the 14 members of the team appeared with the Tides as a Baltimore Orioles affiliate, while six of the 14 appeared with the Tides as a New York Mets affiliate.
The final results included the following players being selected for the team:
Catcher - Matt Wieters - 4-time American League All-Star, 2-time Gold Glove winner with Orioles
First Baseman - Christian Walker - Has most home runs by a Tide as an Orioles affiliate
Second Baseman - Jonathan Schoop - Has reached double digits in HRs in first three MLB seasons
Shortstop - José Reyes - 4-time NL All-Star with Mets, 2011 National League batting champ
Third Baseman - Butch Huskey - 1995 International League MVP, highest vote getter
Outfielder - Dariel Álvarez - Has most hits and doubles by a Tide as an Orioles affiliate
Outfielder - Jeromy Burnitz - 1999 NL All-Star, finished MLB career with 381 home runs
Outfielder - Ángel Pagán - 2012 World Series champion with San Francisco Giants
Pitcher - Jake Arrieta - 2015 NL Cy Young winner, 2016 World Series champion with Chicago Cubs
Pitcher - Zach Britton - 2-time AL All-Star, led American League with 47 saves in 2016
Pitcher - Jason Isringhausen - 1995 IL Rookie and Pitcher of the Year, 300 career MLB saves
Pitcher - Chris Tillman - Threw no-hitter with Norfolk in 2010, American League All-Star in 2013
Utility - David Wright - 7-time National League All-Star with Mets, 2nd-highest vote getter
Manager - Ron Johnson - Franchise leader in managerial victories, 2015 IL Manager of the Year
The Tides will play their first game of their 25th year at Harbor Park on Friday, March 31st in an Exhibition Game against the Baltimore Orioles. Norfolk will then open its regular season on Thursday, April 6th with a 7:05 contest at Charlotte, before kicking off the home portion of its schedule on Monday, April 10th with a 6:35 game vs. Gwinnett.
Season Tickets, group tickets, picnics and patios are currently available for the 2017 season. For pricing and additional information, visit the Harbor Park box office or call (757) 622-2222.