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Rock Cats Announce Details for upcoming 2013 Eastern League All-Star Classic Presented by Dunkin Donuts

FanFest, Skills Competition, Autograph Session and Wiffle ball round out All-Star Week

New Britain, CT- The New Britain Rock Cats Baseball Club, the Double-A Eastern League Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, has released additional details around this July’s Eastern League All-Star Game.  The 2013 Eastern League All-Star Classic Presented by Dunkin Donuts will be played at New Britain Stadium on Wednesday, July 10 (7:05).  The Hartford Hilton will serve as the official host hotel and Dattco will serve as the official transportation supplier.  Tickets for the 2013 Eastern League All-Star Classic Presented by Dunkin Donuts range from $10 to $22 and are now on sale by calling the Rock Cats box office at 860-224-8383, or at    

The Rock Cats have planned community events for fans leading up to the game, both at the ballpark and in the state capitol, made possible by presenting partners and  The community events include: 

The Rock Cats will host an All-Star Celebrity Skills Challenge at New Britain Stadium on Tuesday July 9th, the night before the game.  This event will kick off 6:00 PM and include an autograph session with the All-Star players. Ticket prices range from $8 to $12 and a portion of event proceeds will benefit local charities.  

The Rock Cats along with M.E.C.A (Marketing, Events & Cultural Affairs for the city of Hartford) will host an All-Star Fanfest on Friday, July 5th at 5:00 PM at Bushnell Park in Downtown Hartford.  This free event will be open to the public and include: A Ribbon Cutting ceremony, Vintage Baseball Exhibition, Beer Garden, Food Vendors, Wiffle ball games, Inflatables games and Mascots for the kids.  The event will culminate with a public screening of A League of Their Own as part of Hartford Parks’ “Movies After Dark Series.”  The hit movie A League of Their Own starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis was selected by fans.

The Rock Cats in cooperation with Richards Corporation ( are creating a mini baseball park inside Bushnell Park in Downtown Hartford.  The space will be used for a community Wiffle Ball tournament, Monday July 8th through Wednesday July 10th, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare.  The Wiffle Ball Tournament will include teams from local companies and will benefit charities such as the YMCA of Greater Hartford.

The 2013 Eastern League All-Star Classic Presented by Dunkin Donuts will take place on Wednesday, July 10th at 7:05 PM at New Britain Stadium.  The All-Star Game features the top players in the Eastern League from all 12 clubs as voted by fans, field managers and media.  The Rock Cats last hosted the All-Star Game in 2003 in front of a standing room crowd.

Schedule of Events
Friday, July 5                        
All-Star Fanfest        
Bushnell Park, Hartford          
5:00 PM

Mon. July 9 – Wed. July 10  
All-Star Wiffle Ball Tournament presented by UnitedHealthcare
Bushnell Park, Hartford

Tuesday, July 9                     
All-Star Celebrity Skills Challenge              
New Britain Stadium               
6:00 PM

Wednesday, July 10              
2013 Eastern League All-Star Classic presented by Dunkin Donuts
New Britain Stadium               
7:05 PM

Media requesting a press credential for the 2013 Eastern League All Star Classic Presented by Dunkin Donuts, should email Jeff Dooley at

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