Brooklyn Cyclones to host 2014 NYPL All-Star Game

The Brooklyn Cyclones announced on Tuesday that they will be hosting the 2014 New York-Penn League All-Star Game this August. It is the second time that MCU Park, then known as Keyspan Park, will host the game.

“We are excited that the NYPL All-Star Game is coming back to Brooklyn,” Cyclones Vice President Steve Cohen said in a statement. “It’s been almost 10 years since we hosted the game, and we are excited for the opportunity to show the fans, players and executives from around the league the transformation that Coney Island has undergone.

“It is one of the can’t-miss destinations of summer for the people of New York City, and now because of the New York-Penn League All-Star Game, it is a must-visit destination for people from all over the footprint of our league.”

It will be a two-day event with an All-Star Banquet being held aboard Hornblower Cruises on Monday, Aug. 18 that will take the players and their guests on a ride around Manhattan. On Tuesday, there will be a Civil Servant/Celebrity All-Star Challenge with local celebrities including John Franco and Rosanna Scotto playing softball with members of the FDNY, DSNY, NYPD and PAPD.

“As hosts for the 10th Annual NYPL All-Star Game, we are embracing this opportunity to show the best that not only Brooklyn, but all of New York City, has to offer,” said Cyclones General Manager Kevin Mahoney. “Part of what makes New York such a unique place is the people who make the city function.

“That is why we will be celebrating our Everyday All Stars with the Civil Servant/Celebrity Challenge. Whether it’s the boat tour, the softball game, the fan fest or the All-Star Game itself, everyone should want to be a part of our All-Star Summer at MCU Park.”