03/25/2011 10:37 AM
BOSTON - The Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game, presented by Jordan’s Furniture, will be played, Friday, July 29, 2011 at 7:05 p.m. again at Fenway Park.
The family friendly event features a pre-game Home Run Derby, autograph session with the all-stars and a silent auction with baseball memorabilia. Discounted concession items will also be available. This is the 3rd straight year the CCBL All-Star game has been played at Fenway.
Jordan’s Furniture is proud to be the Title Sponsor of the game. It has been official sponsor of the Boston Red Sox for over four years, offering customers unbelievable promotions such as the Monster Deal, The Monster Payback, and the Monster Hit. The CCBL sponsorship is a natural.
“We are excited to add another tier to our partnership with the Red Sox and with Fenway Park through this sponsorship of the Cape League All-Star Game”, said Eliot Tatelman, President and CEO of Jordan’s Furniture. “So many New Englanders visiting the Cape over the summer have a chance to experience true family baseball by attending League games held throughout the Cape. The Cape Cod All-Star Game at Fenway is a culmination of the season and a great day at Fenway for both families attending and players on the field. We are proud to support it.”
Tickets are all general admission and priced at only $10.00 a ticket. To purchase tickets, fans can log on to the Cape League website at www.capecodbaseball.org or www.redsox.com/capecod or call (877) REDSOX-9. Fans with disabilities may call (877) REDSOX-9 to purchase accessible seating (while supplies last). The Red Sox' TTY number for hearing-impaired fans is (617) 226-6644. Tickets will also be available at all Cape League games. Any and all tickets purchased on the Cape will have an added bonus. Purchase your tickets today or at any Cape game and receive a $100* Jordan’s Furniture gift card with every pair of tickets purchased! Tickets purchased on-line will be mailed in May with the Jordan’s gift card. (*NOTE: Jordan’s gift is good toward the purchase of $1000 or more)
The CCBL season begins June 10, and games are played on 10 fields throughout the Cape. The CCBL is a stepping stone to Major League Baseball, with 236 players currently in the Majors who played at the Cape. Since its inception, many alumni have gone on to the Major Leagues, including numerous Red Sox. Current members of the Red Sox who played in the Cape League include Jason Varitek (Hyannis 1991 & ‘93), Kevin Youkilis (Bourne 2000), Jacoby Ellsbury (Falmouth 2004) andDaniel Bard (Wareham ’05).
The CCBL All Star Game is the premier event of the season and gives families and players the chance of a lifetime to visit America’s Most Beloved Ballpark. This year’s game will be the 47th All-Star Game in the league’s “modern era” (since 1966) and 24th using the East vs. West Division format, which began in 1988. Last year's game drew 10,470 fans.
"We are enjoying a very unique and exciting opportunity this year in celebrating our annual All-Star Game at Fenway Park on a Friday night in July,” said CCBL Commissioner Paul Galop. “Thanks to the generosity of the Boston Red Sox and Jordan's Furniture, this should prove to be a very memorable night for the fans, players and the League. Additionally, we have some very patriotic on-field events planned that will bring the excitement to those in attendance to a whole new level. We expect a large crowd and this event will be extraordinary. I personally cannot wait for July 29th".
Prior to the East vs. West format, the CCBL All-Star game featured the entire Cape League All-Star roster against the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League. In 1987, the CCBL All-Stars defeated the ACBL All-Stars, 10-1, at Fenway Park in the final installment of the CCBL-ACBL series and the last Cape League All-Star game hosted at Fenway Park prior to 2009. Seven meetings between the CCBL and ACBL All-Stars took place at Fenway Park – in 1975, ‘77, ‘79, ‘81, ‘83, ‘85 and ‘87. The Cape League won six of those games and the 1981 contest ended in a 4-4 tie.
The Cape League, founded in 1885, celebrates its 127th season in 2011. The CCBL traces its roots to July 4, 1885, when a “base ball” game was played in Sandwich, Mass., between teams representing Sandwich and Barnstable (proclaimed on a poster in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown). The league’s “modern era” began in 1963 with the merger of the Upper Cape and Lower Cape Leagues and appointment of Dan Silva as commissioner.