Statistics help fans analyze a baseball player’s career, from quantifying a slugger’s batting average to measuring a right fielder’s apathy. See numbers come to life with this GrouponLive deal to see the New York-Penn League All-Star Game, hosted by the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, at Eastwood Field in Niles on Tuesday, August 14, at 7:35 p.m. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $14, you get a game-day package for two (a $28 value)
- For $25, you get a game-day package for four (a $56 value)<p>
Each package includes:
- General admission for each person (a $20 value)
- One all-star collectible patch per person (an $8 value)<p>
The best players from the New York–Penn League go bat-to-bat in this year’s 2012 All-Star Game—an exhibition that invites the minor league’s up-and-coming stars to show off their wickedest fastballs and most acrobatic catches. Potential picks include the Staten Island Yankees’ Saxon Butler, who has racked up a league-leading 36 RBIs and 10 homeruns over 32 games, and the State College Spikes’ hurler, Clayton W. Holmes, whose 0.80 ERA over 33 innings has sparked more waves through the stands than an elephant cannonballing into the Indian Ocean.
Before the main event, a home-run derby challenges contestants to knock the impending asteroid off its collision course with Earth—a feat that, if successful, will be celebrated with a postgame fireworks display. The Class-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers host the showdown at Eastwood Field, which can welcome more than 6,000 fans to its seats.