Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Quick Hit: John Sterling Named Honorary 2017 Voice of the Atlantic League All-Star Game

Quick hit, not so quick title. That’s how we do it here on The Greedy Pinstripes, however we want to do it. Anyway, I digress. The Somerset Patriots and the Atlanta League of Professional Baseball have both announced that the New York Yankees (infamous to some) broadcasting legend John Sterling has been named the Honorary Voice of the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 12th. The game will be played inside TD Bank Ballpark.

Sterling will be on the field during pre-game festivities and will be the color commentator during the Home Run Derby which is ironic and really fun all in itself. Sterling will also introduce the honorary managers Sparky Lyle and Willie Randolph as well as calling the All-Stars to the line during introductions.

Sterling has been the Yankees play-by-play man since 1989 and has not missed a single game in his 27 seasons in the booth. This includes the 2005 season when Sterling called every single pitch of every single Yankees game that season solo in the booth.

The 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game is the premiere event of the summer, hosted by the Somerset Patriots at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday, July 12th. The event is presented by RWJBarnabas Health and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and will feature the biggest Fireworks Show in ballpark history, commemorative giveaways for all ages, entertainment, and a Home Run Derby. For tickets, stop by the ballpark, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

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