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The 2012 South Atlantic League All-Star Game and festivities are set to take place in Charleston June 17 through June 19.
The game is presented by General Dynamics Land Systems, Force Protection and the Charleston Restaurant Association. Tickets are on sale now for all of the events surrounding the All-Star Game. Help plan your all-star experience by checking out the schedule of events below:
Batting Practice / Home Run Derby- Monday June 18, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This unique experience takes place on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown. Come watch the sluggers of the S.A.L. smash home runs in to Charleston harbor! This event is free, and includes access to the Yorktown if you mention the code "All-Star" at the gate.
Hall of Fame Luncheon- Tuesday June 19, 11:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The 2012 S.A.L.All-Stars will be introduced and the 2012 Hall of Fame class will be officially inducted. This Hall of Fame class includes RiverDogs co-owner Bill Murray, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, and longtime Asheville Tourists operator Carolyn McKee. The keynote speaker will be New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman. This event takes place at the Charleston Marriott Hotel at 179Lockwood Boulevard. Limited tickets are available to the public. To purchase tickets to the Hall of Fame Luncheon, click here.
All-Star Fan Fest- Tuesday June 19, 2:30 - 7 p.m.
Outside the gates to Riley Park a FREE fan fest will take place including music, inflatables, interactive games, face painting,and more! Both S.A.L. All-Star teams will be on hand to sign autographs from approximately 2:30-3:30 p.m.
2012 S.A.L. All-Star Game- Tuesday June 19, 7:30 p.m.
The 2012 S.A.L.All-Stars will face off at Riley Park pitting the best of the North division against the best of the South division. To purchase tickets to the All-Star Game, click here.
Update June 12: The ten participants for the Miller High Life Home Run Derby from the deck of the USS Yorktown have been chosen.
The derby will include five players from the SAL Northern Division and five from the Southern Division. The roster for the contest is as follows:
- Tyler Austin - Charleston
- Harold Riggins - Asheville
- William Swanner - Asheville
- Travis Taijeron - Savannah
- Zachary Johnson - Lexington
- Matthew Skole - Hagerstown
- Rangel Ravelo - Kannapolis
- Mark Haddow - Kannapolis
- Alen Hanson - West Virginia
- Gregory Polanco - West Virginia
Update June 13: Every All-Star Game has the fans in mind, and when the Charleston RiverDogs host the 53rd version of the South Atlantic League’s extravaganza, there will be a parade that leads to the event’s FanFest.
At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, the RiverDogs will begin their unique version of FanFest that is sponsored by Rick Hendrick Jeep Chrysler Dodge with a parade that will be led by its grand marshal, Bill Murray, who, within the previous hour will have been enshrined in the league’s Hall of Fame.
Murray will lead a procession that begins at the Charleston Marriott on Lockwood Blvd., and will show the way to the free FanFest that will be held in front of Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.
The parade will consist of dancers, Little League baseball players, the music of the Charleston Police Pipes and Drums, General Dynamics Cougar and Buffalo vehicles, fire trucks, media vehicles and, of course, the participants in the All-Star Game that will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Riley Park.