Baseball: Frederick tabbed to host 2019 Carolina League All-Star Classic
By Staff Report
Carroll County Times|
Jun 26, 2018 | 5:00 PM
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.
“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.