New Britain to host 2013 Eastern League All-Star game

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According to milb.com, The Eastern League has announced that the New Britain Rock Cats will serve as the host of the 2013 Eastern League All-Star Game. The game will be played on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 and will feature teams representing the Eastern Division and the Western Division. The two-day All-Star festivities will also include additional community events beginning on July 9 and continuing through July 10.

“We are extremely honored that the Eastern League has chosen the Rock Cats to host the 2013 All-Star Game,” said Rock Cats owner Josh Solomon. “This is going to be a terrific event for baseball fans and families throughout the region and we look forward to showcasing the future stars of major league baseball right here at New Britain Stadium.”

“The Eastern League is very excited to be bringing our premier event back to New Britain after the city previously served as an outstanding host of the event in 2003,” said Eastern League President Joseph McEacharn. “The event will be returning to New Britain next season thanks in large part to the efforts of their new ownership group, led by Josh Solomon, to deliver this event for their fans. Connecticut’s longest continuous professional sports franchise is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in New Britain in 2012.

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