ALL-STAR NOTEBOOK: Majewski’s team wins Home Run Derby

Posted by on July 14, 2011 in 2011 All-Star Game, Val Majewski

York Revolution outfielder Val Majewski takes a swing at a pitch on Wednesday night during the Atlantic League All-Star game at Sovereign Bank Stadium. Bill Bowden photo.

The team of Val Majewski, Alex Tucci and Jason Seitz won the Atlantic League All-Star Home Run Derby, which was held before Wednesday’s game.

Majewski had one home run to right field, York Catholic High School graduate Alex Tucci had two homers to right field and Seitz, of Susquehanna League’s Hallam team, had two homers over the left-field wall.

Former Revs’ player Matt Esquivel won the individual home run derby with four homers.

As a result of Majewski’s team winning the team derby competition, the York Revolution will donate $500 to Seitz’s preferred charity (Crispus Attucks) and give Tucci a college savings bond.

“To get two is pretty cool, man,” Seitz said afterwards. “(Windsor’s) Rick (Thompson) had three (homers) and he’s one of our big home run hitters. It was cool to be the only righty to get them out over the wall.”

Grimes, Kuhn honored: Fans gave a standing ovation to York City resident Voni Grimes when he was honored before the game for his contributions to the York community.

Fans also gave a standing ovation to former Dover High School football standout and current National Football League fullback John Kuhn when he threw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch.

Kuhn, who won Super Bowl XLV with the Green Bay Packers last season, said he appreciated the support when he spoke with the media about his appearance during the game.

“This is my first real big public appearance this offseason,” he said. “After winning the Super Bowl you’re gonna be pretty popular. I’m just happy to get all the support that I have. The fans here in York are really spectacular and I’m appreciative of it.”

Big money raised: An auction of the game jerseys, which were sponsored by Orthopaedic Spine Specialists, raised $13,000, which was donated to the United Way of York County.

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