"It is very exciting for the San Jose Giants organization and the city of San Jose to be hosting this event," said Daniel Orum, president and CEO of the San Jose Giants. "The All-Star Game will be a tremendous opportunity to showcase our city and our stadium, while allowing fans to see the future stars of Major League Baseball."
Next year's event will mark the first time that Municipal Stadium has hosted the California-Carolina League All-Star Game, but will be the fifth time overall for San Jose. San Jose hosted California League All-Star games in 1949, 1962, 1984 and 1985. Since 1942, this historic ballpark has been the home for baseball; providing fun, affordable, family entertainment to the local community. Additionally, the 2013 All-Star Home Run Derby and other related activities will take place in San Jose.
"San Jose is one of the marquee organizations in Minor League Baseball and we are extremely excited for the Giants to be the California League host city in 2013," said Charlie Blaney, California League president. "From top to bottom, the San Jose Giants are a first class organization. We are thrilled for players, coaches, staff and fans to come to San Jose and take part in one of the best experiences in all of Minor League Baseball."
Ticket availability for the 2013 All-Star Game and events, in addition to information about season ticket renewal and availability, will be announced at a later date. San Jose Giants season ticket holders will receive first priority in purchasing tickets to the All-Star Game. For the latest information, please visit sjgiants.com/allstargame.
The 2013 All-Star Game logo is a tribute to the tradition and history surrounding the game and the San Jose Giants. The stars around the outside represent each of the 17 years the California-Carolina League All-Star Game has been played. The palm trees allude to the connection between San Jose and San Francisco. Prospects aim for the palm trees beyond the fence at Municipal Stadium before having the opportunity to walk through the palm tree lined gates at AT&T Park as a Major League Baseball player.
The orange star was inspired by the 2007 All-Star logo of the San Francisco Giants, San Jose's Major League affiliate. The SJ is placed at home plate as the trademark of the San Jose Giants.