JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Suns, in conjunction with the City of Jacksonville, announced today that the 2013 Southern League All-Star Game presented by State Farm will be held on Wed July 17, 2013, on Bragan Field at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. It will be the first time since 2003 that Jacksonville has hosted the midsummer classic.
The Southern League All-Star Game has historically showcased some of the top prospects in Minor League Baseball. Big League stars such as Jose Canseco, Robin Ventura, Evan Longoria and Josh Johnson have all participated in the All-Star Game before being promoted to the Major Leagues.
Events on Wed July 17 will begin with an awards luncheon for the 2013 All-Stars, followed by the 2013 Fan Fest located at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. After the Fan Fest, fans are invited to enjoy the 2013 Home Run Derby, followed by the 2013 Southern League All-Star Game.
Additional events and details surrounding the All-Star Game are currently being planned and will be announced in the coming months.
2013 Season Ticket Plans and Sponsorships are currently available. Please contact the Jacksonville Suns offices by phone at 904-358-2846, or logon to www.jaxsuns.com for more information. The 2013 season is presented by Everbank, official banking partner of the Jacksonville Suns. The Suns are the Double-A Affiliate of the Miami Marlins and a member of the Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.