The Hartford Yard Goats will be hosting the 2021 Eastern League All-Star Game at Dunkin' Donuts Park, the team and league announced Tuesday.
The Eastern League All-Star Game is the marquee event featuring the Eastern Division against the Western Division. At least one player from each team is represented.
The Yard Goats are working with the city of Hartford and the state to showcase the city and region.
“We are honored that the Eastern League selected the Yard Goats and City of Hartford as hosts for the 2021 Eastern League All-Star Game at Dunkin’ Donuts Park,” Yard Goats President Tim Restall said. “This speaks volumes about this community and our wonderful fans, and we look forward to putting on a great show.”
The Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates all have affiliates in the Eastern League so fans will ahve a chance to see some of the top prospects of their favorite MLB teams.
“The decision to bring the 2021 Eastern League All-Star game to Hartford reflects the complete community engagement the Yard Goats achieve,” Eastern League President Joe McEacharn said. “The nature of the multiple community opportunities will serve as additional tools to reach out and touch the entire community and really impact the lives of every walk of life in the Hartford area. The Yard Goats ownership and management made a compelling case on the impact their very significant investment to host the game can have in greater Hartford. We couldn’t be more proud to be part of that effort and look forward to an amazing time in the summer of 2021.”
The date and time for the All-Star Game will be announced at a later date, along with ticket information for the game, pregame and post-game festivities.