Yankees Star Bernie Williams To Perform National Anthem At 2018 All-Star Classic
April 18, 2018 10:30 AM
The Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, in collaboration with Steiner Sports are pleased to announce that four-time World Series Champion Bernie Williams will perform the National Anthem prior to the 2018 Eastern League All-Star Game on July 11, presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
"I am thrilled that we could bring Bernie Williams and his musical talents to ARM & HAMMER Park for the 2018 Eastern League All-Star Classic," said Thunder GM/COO Jeff Hurley. "We saw Williams' talent on the field first-hand here in Trenton and I can't wait to see his performance here on July 11."
In addition to his performance of the National Anthem, Williams will throw a ceremonial first pitch prior to the Eastern League All-Star Game.
Williams spent 16 seasons patrolling center field for the New York Yankees and earned five American League All-Star Game Selections in his career. As a member of four World Series Championship teams, Williams holds the Major League record with 80 postseason runs batted in across 121 career playoff games.
While starring for the Yankees, Williams has long fulfilled his passion for music composing his own songs throughout his playing career and into his retirement from the game. Williams released his first album The Journey Within in 2003. The record featured fusions of jazz, rock and the tropical rhythms of Williams' heritage and was met with both strong critical praise and instant chart success- reaching #3 on Billboard's "Contemporary Jazz Chart." Williams raised his musical game even further with the release of his second album Moving Forward. Featuring guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Secada, Dave Koz, and an All-Star cast of renowned studio musicians, Moving Forward debuted as Billboard's #2 Contemporary Jazz album in the country, and continued to hold that chart position for five straight, and spawned two consecutive Billboard #1 singles, Go For It, and Ritmo de Otono. The album was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Album in 2009.
Individual tickets to the Eastern League All-Star Classic on July 10 and 11 at ARM & HAMMER Park are on-sale now. Fans can purchase tickets and two-day passes by visitingwww.TrentonThunder.com/2018ASG or by calling 609-394-3300 x101.
Your Thunder, presented by NJM Insurance, are in the midst of their 25th season in franchise history. For the latest information on Thunder baseball or to purchase tickets, visit www.TrentonThunder.com or call 609-394-3300.