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2017 New York-Penn League All-Star Game

2017 New York-Penn League All-Star Game

The best and brightest stars of the New York-Penn League will gather at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy on Tuesday, August 15 for the 2017 New York-Penn League All-Star Game!!

Autograph session will take place on the warning track of the field, and the entrance will be from the third base field gate located at the bottom of section 170. In order to cycle through as many fans as possible, each player will be signing one item per person.


The ValleyCats have partnered with local restaurant Slidin' Dirty to host the 'Slidin' Diry Derby,' a home run derby contest featuring multiple fundraising opportunities to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Slidin' Dirty will donate $10 for each home run hit during the contest!

There will be eight participants, and the event will be timed similar to the MLB Home Run Derby.

60 on-field passes will be sold online at $25 each for fans to stand in the outfield and catch the balls not hit over the fence. (Must have a ticket to the New York-Penn League All-Star Game to be eligible.)




National award-winning country act Eli Young Band headlines a free concert at Riverfront Park in Troy during the All-Star Fan Fest on Monday, August 14!


5:30pm - Show begins with Skeeter Creek!!

6:35pm - Introduction of New York-Penn League All-Stars!

7:15pm - Eli Young Band!!



 There will be (4) entry points:

1- Riverfront walkway from Dinosaur BBQ on River Street

2- Across from the Uncle Sam Parking Garage on the corner of River & Front Street

3- Stairs at 275 River Street, the Dauchy Building

4- Riverfront walkway behind The Hudson Apartments at 201 River Street



PARKING INFORMATION: Parking is free after 5pm in the City of Troy. There will be our parking lot locations available to use. Those locations are:

1- Uncle Sam Garage across from Riverfront Park on River Street

2- Green Island Bridge Lot on River Street north of the Green Island Bridge

3- State Street Garage on Front Street behind the Arts Center

4- Fifth Avenue Garage on Fifth Ave and Broadway




VENUE MAP: (Click here to download/print)


Eli Young Band's hit singles "Crazy Girl" and "Even if it Breaks Your Heart" have been awarded Billboard's #1 Country Song of the Year and ACM Song of the Year, and the band has garnered numerous Grammy, CMA, and CMT nominations, and Teen Choice Awards. They have performed on NBC's TODAY, Conan, Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Fox & Friends. Eli Young Band's latest studio album, "Fingerprints," was released on June 16.

Skeeter Creek was ranked #1 in the Metroland Magazine Reader's Poll for Best Country Band (2011-2015) and the Capital District's Best Cover Band in all genres 2013-2015 (Rock, Pop, Country)! Skeeter Creek started off as a Bluegrass Band in 2002, formed by the late Tim Seabolt of Walton, West Virginia, and Joe Kulewicz from the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. Skeeter Creek has become much more than a band, it's a way of life for these talented, professional musicians.

Skeeter Creek has built a reputation as "THE hardest working, most dedicated musicians to come from the Northeast Country Music scene in years". "It's just what we do. We play music that we love to perform live". It's more than music, it's ENTERTAINMENT.


Hall of Fame outfielder Jim Rice is set to speak at an All-Star Luncheon in collaboration with the Capital Region Chamber on Tuesday, August 15. The luncheon will be held at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $45 for chamber members, $60 for non-members. and are available at

Red Sox great Jim Rice is the special guest speaker during the All-Star Luncheon in collaboration with the Capital Region Chamber. Rice is the only player in major league history to record over 200 hits while hitting 39 or more home runs for three consecutive seasons. His best season came in 1978, when he was named the AL's Most Valuable Player, and was later inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009.


A Look Back: 2008 New York-Penn League All-Star Game, Joseph L. Bruno Stadium

Joseph L. Bruno Stadium last played host to the New York-Penn League All-Star Game in 2008, drew over 6,000 fans, and was televised on Time Warner Cable Sports. ValleyCats own David Flores took home MVP honors and gave the NL the victory in the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off double! Future Major Leaguers J.B. Shuck, David Phelps, Pat Venditte, and Chase d'Arnaud, all played in the game that year! Check out the photo slideshow below.

About the New York-Penn League:

Founded in 1939, the New York-Penn League is the premier Short-Season league of Minor League Baseball, and the oldest continually operated Class A league. Their 14 clubs are spread across eight states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Maryland, Ohio, and West Virginia. Major League affiliations include the Orioles, Nationals, Marlins, Mets, Tigers, Rays, Red Sox, Indians, Cardinals, Yankees, Astros, Athletics, Pirates, and Phillies.

Many of the stars you see each year in the NYPL All-Star Game have reached the Major League level, including Bobby Parnell, Gaby Sanchez, Wade Davis, Scott Sizemore, Brennan Boesch, Jeremy Hellickson, Casper Wells, Guillermo Moscoso, Pat Venditte, J.B. Shuck, David Phelps, Chris d'Arnaud, Jimmy Paredes, Zoilo Almonte, Brock Holt, J.D. Martinez, Adam Warren, Darrell Cecilliani, Chase Whitley, Mason Williams, Matt Duffy, Branden Pinder, James Pazos, Trey Mancini, Michael Feliz, and more!