At a scheduled news conference Wednesday at Cheney Stadium, ownership from the Rainiers as well as Branch Rickey III, president of the Pacific Coast League, will announce Tacoma has been selected to host the 2017 event.
The Triple-A All-Star Game is coming to Tacoma.
At a scheduled news conference Wednesday at Cheney Stadium, ownership from the Rainiers as well as Branch Rickey III, president of the Pacific Coast League, will announce Tacoma has been selected to host the 2017 event at the remodeled venue.
The Triple-A All-Star Game is held the day after the major-league All-Star Game, which is on a Tuesday. The Triple-A event also has a Home Run Derby, which is usually two days before the game. The game has been televised on MLB Network.
The best players from the PCL and the International League – baseball’s highest minor-league level – will represent their respective leagues. This year’s game will be July 13 in Charlotte, N.C.
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Cheney Stadium, which opened in 1960, has never hosted the game, which began in 1988. A massive renovation of the park was completed in April 2011.
Tuesday’s Rainiers game
• One day after losing to Tacoma 9-1, the host Las Vegas 51s routed the Rainiers 13-2 for a 3-1 series victory.
Tacoma pitcher Adrian Sampson (6-4), a former Bellevue College standout who entered with a 2.83 earned-run average, allowed seven runs on 11 hits in 41/3 innings.
Rainiers catcher Mike Zunino hit his 13th home run of the season.