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Bisons announce All-Star updates05/25/2012 2:06 PM ET
There are only 47 days until the 25th Annual Triple-A All-Star Game at Coca-Cola Field, presented by New Era Cap Company and The Buffalo News on Wednesday, July 11. With excitement building for the return of the game to Buffalo, NY, the Bisons today made several announcements concerning All-Star festivities that the baseball fans of Western New York are sure to enjoy.
Time is running out to be a part of the All-Star experience
Additionally, there are no more tickets available for either the Triple-A All-Star Gala, presented by AMI Graphics, or the Triple-A All-Star Luncheon featuring Tom Seaver, presented by Paddock Chevrolet. There are approximately 8,500 tickets remaining for the Triple-A Home Run Derby on Monday, July 9.
Don't miss out
Fans can still save $5 per ticket with the purchase of a Group Outing of 20 or more people. The All-Star Ticket Pack with a ticket to both the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby is still available for $35 (savings of $5).
There are also a limited number of spots remaining for a special All-You-Can-Eat Home Run Derby Pavilion Party. For only $30, fans will receive a ticket to the Home Run Derby and an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet for two hours in the Coca-Cola Field pavilion area. Fans that already have a ticket to the Home Run Derby can upgrade their ticket for $20. This package can be ordered by calling THE-HERD (716-843-4373).
Local celebrities join in on Home Run Derby
The Bisons have added a Celebrity Home Run Derby that will take place between rounds of the All-Star Derby. Already scheduled to appear for the event are Hall of Fame Buffalo Bills quarterback, Jim Kelly, Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills chief executive officer and St. John Fisher College Hall of Fame baseball player Russ Brandon, New England Patriots tight end and Amherst, N.Y. native Rob Gronkowski, and writer, actor, sportscaster and Buffalo, N.Y. native, Nick Bakay. More celebrities are expected to be added in the coming days.
The Home Run Derby will also feature an appearance by The Famous Chicken, as the world's most famous mascot will bring his fowl antics in between rounds. Tickets for the Home Run Derby are only $15 and available on Bisons.com or by calling THE-HERD (716) 843-4373.
Youth teams can be HR Derby 'Subway Shaggers' while fundraising
Online voting begins today on Bisons.com
Online Triple-A All-Star Balloting is proudly sponsored by PERT® Plus, Official Shampoo Partner of the Triple-A All-Star Game.
Make your favorite Bisons player an All-Star
Bisons pitchers have a 3.30 ERA when C Lucas May is behind the plate. First baseman Josh Satin is hitting .279 with a team-high nine doubles, and 3B Zach Lutz was hitting .307 before he was placed on the disabled list.
On the mound, RHP Matt Harvey has five wins and RHP Jeurys Familia has four to top Bisons hurlers, while LHP Garrett Olson has yielded more than three earned runs in a start only once this year. RHP Fernando Cabrera ranks in the IL's Top 5 with nine saves, while LHP Justin Hampson and RHP Jack Egbert both have sub-3.00 ERAs out of the Bisons bullpen.
Fans can also write in any Buffalo Bisons player they wish.
The Bisons were represented by three All-Stars in the 1988: C Tom Prince, OF Benny Distefano and athletic trainer Carlos Ledezma.