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The Frederick Keys, Baltimore’s high Single-A affiliate, are hosting the 2019 Carolina League All-Star Classic on June 18, 2019.
The Frederick Keys, Baltimore’s high Single-A affiliate, are hosting the 2019 Carolina League All-Star Classic on June 18, 2019. (Courtesy of Frederick Keys)

Frederick’s Harry Grove Stadium will be the site of an all-star game for the third time in franchise history.

The Keys, Baltimore’s high Single-A affiliate, are hosting the 2019 Carolina League All-Star Classic on June 18, 2019.

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“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,” Keys general manager Dave Ziedelis said in a release.

The 2019 Carolina League All-Star Classic will mark the third straight season the Carolina League North and the Carolina League South will face-off in an all-star game. Previously the midsummer classic was an interleague affair, pitting the Carolina League against the California League from 1999-2016.

Frederick last hosted a midsummer classic on June 28, 2005, when the Carolina League bested the California League 8-0. Former Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis, representing the Keys back then, won the Home Run Derby during the all-star festivities that year.

Harry Grove Stadium was the site of the 1991 Carolina League All-Star game. Taking place on July 24 that season, it marked the third year of the Keys existence.

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