With the 2013 MLB All-Star game approaching the Empire Writes Back is keeping you up to date on all the events happening around New York and how you can get involved.
Friday July 12th – Tuesday July 16th
Friday marks the kick-off of the 2013 MLB All-Star Fan Fest at the Jacobs Javits center in New York City. The Fan Fest will provides baseball fans with the opportunity to snag some autographs, participate in clinics, and rub shoulders with some of the games legends. Come down to the Jacobs Javits center and meet former Mets John Franco, Dwight Gooden, and Mookie Wilson along with other MLB legends Rollie Fingers, Juan Marichal, Andre Dawson, Tony LaRussa, Lou Brock and many more.
Saturday July 13th
Join Major League Baseball and New York Road Runners on Saturday, July 13th in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for the All-Star 5K & Fun Run benefiting Sandy Relief, presented by Nike.
This family friendly All-Star experience will feature mascots, celebrities, and baseball legends including: Frank Robinson, Tony La Russa, Dwight Gooden, members of the ’86 Mets and the ’69 Mets and more!
Major League Baseball will contribute 100% of race proceeds to Sandy Relief. Top fundraisers will be rewarded with special MLB experiences including: The chance to throw out a Ceremonial First Pitch at the Chevrolet Home Run Derby, A spot on the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Team, and Tickets to the Chevrolet Home Run Derby. The 5K and Fun Run will be followed by the All-Star Charity Concert benefiting Sandy Relief at Central Park.
Sunday July 14th
On Sunday July, 14th Citi Field will host the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game.
The All-Star Futures game gives baseball fans the chance to see the stars of tomorrow, to view the full rosters for the 2013 MLB Futures Game Click Here
Also taking place at Citi Field on Sunday will be the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. Mets legend Mike Piazza will participate in the game as well as celebrities Chris Rock, Kevin James, George Lopez, Ashanti, Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan and Oympic gold medalist Jennie Finch.
Monday July 15th
On Monday July 15th the MLB’s annual Home Run Derby will take place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. The New York Mets David Wright and the New York Yankees Robinson Cano will serve as the captains for their respective leagues. Fans who arrive early will be able to see recording artist Pitbull perform at Citi Field.
Robinson Cano (NYY)
Prince Fielder (DET)
Chris Davis (BAL)
Yoenis Cespedes (OAK)
David Wright (NYM)
Bryce Harper (WSH)
Carlos Gonzalez (COL)
Michael Cuddyer (COL)
Tuesday July 16th
The festivities will come to a close on Tuesday as the best players in baseball get set to play in the 84th MLB All-Star game. Mets legend Tom Seaver will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Citi Field before Tuesday’s All-Star Game, the first in Queens since the 1964 game in the Mets’ inaugural season at Shea Stadium. American Idol winner Candice Glover will perform the national anthem prior to the game and Marc Anthony will sing “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch at Citi Field.
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