Eastern League’s Home Run Derby

The night before the Eastern League All-Star Game, baseball fans were entertained with an autograph session with all the players and a Home Run Derby at New Britain Stadium Tuesday night. 

Elliott Cohen, of Woodmere New york, smiles and he gets autographs from the minor leaguers before the game, along with his son, Joey, 7, to the right.

Elliott Cohen, of Woodmere New york, smiles and he gets autographs from the minor leaguers before the game, along with his son, Joey, 7, to the right.

Jake Talbot, 11, of Wolcott, reacts after catching a ball in the outfield during the home run derby.

Jake Talbot, 11, of Wolcott, reacts after catching a ball in the outfield during the home run derby.

Cesar Puello, of the Binghamton Mets, take a swing during the home run derby.

Cesar Puello, of the Binghamton Mets, take a swing during the home run derby.

New Britain Rock Cats manager Jeff Smith, warms up his arm before the home run derby.

New Britain Rock Cats manager Jeff Smith, warms up his arm before the home run derby.

Kevin Dukes, a baseball player for New Britain High school, shakes the hands of the all stars as he is introduced with them as one of the hitters.

Kevin Dukes, a baseball player for New Britain High school, shakes the hands of the all stars as he is introduced with them as one of the hitters.

JoJo Solomon, 10, of Sudbury, Mass., hits one of the first pitches to open the game as Cody Charneski, a catcher for Plainville High School catches. JoJo's family are the owners of the Rock Cats.

JoJo Solomon, 10, of Sudbury, Mass., hits one of the first pitches to open the game as Cody Charneski, a catcher for Plainville High School catches. JoJo’s family are the owners of the Rock Cats.

Joey Cohen, 7, of Woodmere, New York,  reaches to get a player to sign an autograph.

Joey Cohen, 7, of Woodmere, New York, reaches to get a player to sign an autograph.

Rock Cats pitching coach, Stu Cliburn, holds a paper cutout of Rock Cats short stop Danny Santana which was handed to fans as they entered the ballpark.

Rock Cats pitching coach, Stu Cliburn, holds a paper cutout of Rock Cats short stop Danny Santana which was handed to fans as they entered the ballpark.

From left, Nik Turley, of the Albany Yankees, Anthony Ranaudo, of the Portland Red Sox, and Trevor May, of the Rock Cats, sign autographs before the home run derby. Ranaudo was scheduled to start the All Star game Wednesday night.

From left, Nik Turley, of the Albany Yankees, Anthony Ranaudo, of the Portland Red Sox, and Trevor May, of the Rock Cats, sign autographs before the home run derby. Ranaudo was scheduled to start the All Star game Wednesday night.

Matt Pattison, 14 left, and his brother Mike, 16, of Southington, sit in the Rock Cats dugout before the home run derby. The boys were helping return balls and bats during the festivities.

Matt Pattison, 14 left, and his brother Mike, 16, of Southington, sit in the Rock Cats dugout before the home run derby. The boys were helping return balls and bats during the festivities.

 

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