Stumbling through Twitter this morning…
Ripken Design (@RipkenDesign) June 19, 2012
What’s this? A home run derby on an aircraft carrier?
Reporter skills (aka=YouTube) kicking in…
In all seriousness, this is a fantastic idea! Minor league baseball is its own experience. $1 hot dog nights. Firework nights. Dash for cash nights. It’s small-town America meets future big-league stars. The variety of promotional nights can be endless.
For the South Atlantic League, a 14-team league spanning from New Jersey to Georgia, this year’s “MidSummer Classic” is perhaps the first of its kind in terms of promotions. Their annual All-Star game being held tonight in Charleston, South Carolina is hosting the home run derby on the USS Yorktown. The Yorktown is currently stationed at Patriots Point. Ten players participated in the derby yesterday with two heading to the finals before tonight’s All-Star game. It could be the first-ever home run derby held on a battleship. A memorable experience for players and fans.
A great idea and some great pictures below:
Charlie Drysdale (@CharlieDrysdale) June 18, 2012
Treye Kennedy (@treyek) June 19, 2012
Scotty Smalls (@MinorLeagueU) June 19, 2012