All-Star Game is Showcase for Talent10/07/2011 4:16 PM ET
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The All-Star Game is something for the whole family. The fun and excitement of seeing
the best players in the league square-off in a one-game showdown is awesome!
Well, the 2012 Baseballtown All-Star Classic is coming to Reading, PA. Yes, thats
right, Baseballtown USA, home of the Reading Phillies since 1967, will host the Mid-Summer
Classic during the upcoming 2012 season.
The 2012 Baseballtown All-Star Classic will be a great way to showcase
Americas Classic Ballpark, Baseballtown, and the entire Greater Reading
Region, said R-Phils GM Scott Hunsicker.
The All-Star Game, which pits the Eastern League Eastern Division All-Stars against the
Eastern League Western Division All-Stars, takes place on Wednesday, July 11 at
FirstEnergy Stadium. While the 2012 Baseballtown All-Star Classic will be the main
attraction, there will be many other great events in Reading during this remarkable
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
HR Derby & Autograph Party
@ FirstEnergy Stadium to benefit United Way of Berks County
4 p.m. VIST Financial Plaza gates open
4 p.m. 5 p.m. Happy Hour
4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Batting Practice
5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Autograph Party
6:45 p.m. Introductions
7:00 p.m. Home Run Derby
Baseballtown All-Star Classic Gala
@ Building 24
9:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m. Food & Open Bar (No Autographs)
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Baseballtown All-Star Classic Luncheon
@ Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel to benefit Baseballtown Charities
11:00 a.m. Doors Open
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
2012 Baseballtown All-Star Classic Game
@ FirstEnergy Stadium
4:00 p.m. VIST Financial Plaza opens
5:00 p.m. Seating Bowl opens
7:05 p.m. First Pitch
Over the years, the game has featured some great Major League players.
Current Phillies such as Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee, Placido
Polanco, Ryan Madson, Michael Martinez, and Vance
Worley all were All-Stars. Current members of the Phillies 40-man roster, who
have also taken part in this game include: John Bowker, Freddy
Galvis, Brandon Moss, Joe Savery, and Michael
How about some of the best players of the past two decades? Well, they played in this game too!
Sluggers, and potential Hall-of-Famers like Jim Thome, Manny
Ramirez, Jeff Bagwell, Todd Helton, Paul
Konerko, Vladimir Guerrero, Nomar Garciaparra, Alfonso
Soriano, Carlos Delgado, Omar Vizquel, and Derek
Lee were Double-A All-Stars.
How about some of the most talented players in the game today?
Well, Jose Bautista, Michael Bourn, Carl Crawford, Victor
Martinez, and Hanley Ramirez all competed against the best of
the best Double-A All-Stars!
Even pitchers, such as C.C. Sabathia, Jon Papelbon, Mark
Buehrle, Jose Valverde, and Erik Bedard made
their mark during their time in Double-A.
This offseason, continue to check www.readingphillies.com for a profile on some of the
players mentioned above, and some of the other great players who have played in this game
over the years.
And, with that in mind, who will play in the 2012 edition in Baseballtown? History shows
that there will be future Major League superstars in the game. Stay tuned!