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MCU Park to host New York-Penn League showdown for first time since 2005Who needs the Superbowl — the New York-Penn League All-Star Game is coming to Brooklyn!
The best and brightest of the Class-A short-season league will go to bat at MCU Park in Coney Island on Aug. 19, 2014 — marking the first time since 2005 that the Cyclones’ home has hosted the match-up.
Top brass at the ‘Clones organization said the game will not only showcase the batting, pitching, and fielding skills of the young baseball players, but also the enormous transformations the People’s Playground has undergone in the last decade.
“It’s been almost 10 years since we hosted the game, and we are excited for the opportunity to show the fans, players, and executives from around the league the transformation that Coney Island has undergone,” said Mini-Mets vice president Steve Cohen.
New York-Penn officials said they picked the Pride of Coney Island’s stadium to host the game because the team has led the league in attendance every year since it came to Brooklyn in 2001.
“The Cyclones have consistently set the bar for excellence in their operations, overall fan experience, and community involvement,” said league prez Ben Hayes.