“We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring the New York-Penn League All-Star Game back to the Capital Region,” said ValleyCats General Manager Matt Callahan. “Our organization is looking forward to showcasing the best professional baseball talent across the league, while also providing a top-notch fun-filled experience for our fans.”
All-Star Game festivities will include a Fan Fest the night before the game, autograph session with the players, and many more fan-interactive activities across the two days. The specific dates will be announced later this year.
Each summer, the New York-Penn League All-Star Game brings players, staff, and fans from across each of the league’s 14 teams. In 2017, the New York-Penn League will celebrate its 79th season, making it the oldest continually operated Class A league in Minor League Baseball.
“The New York-Penn League is excited about returning to New York’s Capital Region for our 2017 All-Star Game,” said league President Ben J. Hayes. “When the ValleyCats hosted the game back in 2008, it was a tremendous success. I know their staff will go out of their way to ensure another first-class event in 2017.”