Tuesday, July 19, 2005

2005 All Star Game Crowd Pleaser

"They invented the All-Star Game for Willie Mays." -Ted Williams

The Northern League All Star Game went off beautifully tonight in the host city of Gary, Indiana at the Gary SouthShore RailCats home ballpark the U.S. Steel Yard. An energized crowd of more than 6,800 turned out for the event.

Known as a pitchers park, the U.S. Steel Yard still produced a crowd-pleasing show with 15 home runs hit during the derby. While many of the Northern Leagues finest were in the All Star Game there was no shortage of deserving talent watching from the stands in support of their teammates.

The night ended with the Northern Division All Stars winning the contest 5 to 1 over the Southern Division. Tonight everyone who participated can go home a winner because they did an incredible job showcasing their talents and the caliber of talent the Northern League produces.

The Most Outstanding Player award for the 2005 All Star Game went to Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks Outfielder Richard Austin. For the All Star Game he produced 1 single, 1 double and 1 home run.