Triple-A Baseball has announced the 27th annual Triple-A All-Star Game will be televised live on MLB Network on Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. EST. The announcing team of Paul Severino, Darryl Hamilton, John Manuel, and Sam Ryan will bring the action to viewers nationwide. The Game will be available online to MiLB.TV subscribers live on MiLB.com, the official website of Minor League Baseball. The American Forces Network will also showcase the event, bringing MLB Network's telecast of the Triple-A All-Star Game to the U.S. Armed Forces stationed outside the contiguous United States on U.S. military installations and aboard U.S. Navy ships at sea.
The 2014 Cree Triple-A All-Star Game will take place at Durham Bulls Athletic Ballpark in Durham, North Carolina. While the Game has been telecast nationally for most of its 27-year history, including every season since 1995, this will be the fifth time the Triple-A All-Star Game has aired on MLB Network since 2010.
Returning for a third straight year handling play-by-play duties on the telecast will be Paul Severino who regularly hosts the Emmy Award-winning "MLB Tonight". For the past three years, Severino provided play-by-play for Arizona Fall League game telecasts on MLB Network, including the Rising Stars Games and Championship Games.
13-year Major League outfielder Darryl Hamilton will once again serve as analyst. His previous experience in broadcasting includes roles as an analyst on Compass Media Network's radio broadcasts for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, NBC Sports Network's "SportsTalk" and KPRC (NBC) Houston, as well as MLB.com from 2003-2006. He currently appears across MLB Network's programming as a studio analyst.
Joining Severino and Hamilton in the booth will be John Manuel, the Editor-in-Chief of Baseball America, who previously appeared on the 2009 Triple-A All-Star Game telecast. Manuel covers college baseball, minor league prospects, and the draft and has also served as a part-time color analyst for Durham Bulls broadcasts.
Returning to serve as field reporter for her third Triple-A All-Star Game telecast is the Emmy-Award winning Sam Ryan. The MLB Network studio host and reporter frequently appears on programming such as MLB Network Showcase game telecasts, "MLB Network Strike Zone" and "Quick Pitch".
Patrick Kinas, play-by-play voice of the Durham Bulls, along with Deene Ehlis from the Iowa Cubs, will call the action for this year's broadcast on the Triple-A All-Star Game Radio Network. The radio broadcast will be carried live on all 30 of the Triple-A flagship stations.
Tickets for the 2014 Cree Triple-A All-Star Game on July 16, the Triple-A Home Run Derby on July 14, and all regular season Durham Bulls home games are available HERE at durhambulls.com, by phone at 919.956.BULL, or at the DBAP box office.