The Orioles’ Single-A Frederick affiliate announced today that the Keys will host the 2019 Carolina League All-Star Classic. The game will take place at Nymeo Field on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
The 2019 game will mark the third straight season the Carolina League’s Northern and Southern divisions will face off. Previously, the midsummer classic was an interleague affair, pitting the Carolina League against the California League from 1999-2016. Featuring the top players from all 10 Carolina League teams, the 2019 Carolina League All-Star Classic will showcase some of minor league baseball’s brightest young stars. The game is presented by Visit Frederick.
“We are incredibly excited to have some of the best young players in the minors come to Frederick for the 2019 Carolina League All-Star Classic,” said Keys general manager Dave Ziedelis. “Frederick is an outstanding minor league baseball market and with tremendous support coming from outside of Frederick County, we expect a great crowd for the league’s signature event of the summer. We would also like to thank Visit Frederick for partnering with us on the Carolina League All-Star Classic and are excited to show off what the city of Frederick has to offer.”
Frederick hosted the All-Star game on June 28, 2005, when the Carolina League bested the California League 8-0. Additionally, Harry Grove Stadium was the site of the 1991 Carolina League All-Star game, which was the Keys’ third season.
More information regarding All-Star game tickets, start time, and details about the All-Star fanfest and gala will be released at a later date. For more information regarding the game, fans can visit frederickkeys.com.