We have the specifics for the 27th annual Triple-A All-Star Game from Durham Bulls Athletic Park, to be televised live on MLB Network July 16.
While the Game has been telecast nationally for most of its 27-year history, including every season since 1995, this will be the fifth time the Triple-A All-Star Game has aired on MLB Network since 2010. The game will be available online to MiLB.TV subscribers live on MiLB.com, the official website of Minor League Baseball. The American Forces Network will also showcase the event, bringing MLB Network’s telecast of the Triple-A All-Star Game to the U.S. Armed Forces stationed outside the contiguous United States on U.S. military installations and aboard U.S. Navy ships at sea.
Announcing the action for the International League/Pacific Coast League matchup: Paul Severino, Darryl Hamilton, John Manuel and Sam Ryan. Severino, who regularly hosts the Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight, has provided play-by-play for Arizona Fall League game telecasts on MLB Network, including the Rising Stars Games and Championship Games.
Thirteen-year Major League outfielder Darryl Hamilton will once again serve as analyst. As a player, Hamilton was a career .291 hitter who was a part of four playoff teams including the 2000 National League Champion Mets. He currently appears across MLB Network’s programming as a studio analyst and serves as radio analyst for select Milwaukee Brewers games this season. His previous experience in broadcasting includes roles as an analyst on Compass Media Network’s radio broadcasts for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and KPRC (NBC) Houston, as well as MLB.com from 2003-2006.
Joining Severino and Hamilton in the booth will be John Manuel, the Editor-in-Chief of Baseball America, who previously appeared on the 2009 Triple-A All-Star Game telecast. Manuel covers college baseball, minor league prospects, and the draft and has also served as a part-time color analyst for Durham Bulls broadcasts.
Returning to serve as field reporter for her third Triple-A All-Star Game telecast is the Emmy-Award winning Sam Ryan. The MLB Network studio host and reporter frequently appears on programming such as MLB Network Showcase game telecasts, MLB Network Strike Zone and Quick Pitch.
Patrick Kinas, play-by-play voice of the Durham Bulls, and Deene Ehlis from the Iowa Cubs, will call the action for this year’s broadcast on the Triple-A All-Star Game Radio Network. Kinas is in his third season as a broadcaster for the Rays’ Triple-A affiliate. The former two-time Southern League Broadcaster of the Year has also been the voice of the NC State Wolfpack women’s basketball team since 2001. Ehlis will be calling the third Triple-A All-Star Game of his career and his first since 1997 when the event was held in Des Moines. Ehlis has broadcast over 3,000 games in his 25 years with the I-Cubs.
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