2007 CBL Home Run Derby and All-Star Game
The first CBL Home Run Derby and All-Star Game took place over two days in July, 2007 in League City, Texas. Both events were at Clear Creek High School, which was the final CBL event there as the Bay Area Toros then moved to Texas City to finish out the season.
Here is the local newspaper’s recap from the 2007 All-Star Game, including quotes from managers Royce Holder, Jim Bolt and Curtis Wilkerson: http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/article/North-takes-All-Star-game-9556059.php
This write up of Noah Scott game from the Archive.org (Wayback Machine) snapshot of the BayAreaToros.com website from November 16, 2007. It also includes the 2007 CBL home run derby results. The image of Noah with Ron Baron and Bob Ibach is below in the Images section.
Scott wins Home Run Derby, All-Star Game Today
Noah Scott, the younger brother of Houston Astros’ outfielder Luke Scott, hit 8 homeruns in the first round, then four in the finals to win the CBL Home Run Derby, in the first day of CBL All-Star Game festivities at Clear Creek Wildcat Field. The All-Star Game is Tuesday night at Clear Creek Wildcat Field at 7 PM. Tickets will be available at the gate for just $10.
Home Run Derby Results:
First Round (Top 4 and ties advance to finals):
Estevan Quintana, Tarrant County Blue Thunder, 8
Karl Krailo, Tarrant County Blue Thunder, 8
Noah Scott, Bay Area Toros, 8
Danny Holmes, Bay Area Toros, 7
Ross Elmore, Texas Heat, 6
Justin Meagher, Texas Heat, 6
Jesse Longoria, Lewisville Lizards, 6
Jerrett Sandridge, Bay Area Toros, 6
Joe Pagan, Tarrant County Blue Thunder, 5
Robby Winn, Texas Heat, 5
Mario Spann, Lewisville Lizards, 4
Josh Jennings, Lewisville Lizards, 2
Noah Scott, Bay Area Toros, 4
Karl Krailo, Tarrant County Blue Thunder, 3
Danny Holmes, Bay Area Toros, 1
Estevan Quintana, Tarrant County Blue Thunder, 1
Winner: Noah Scott, Bay Area Toros
From an archive.org snapshot of the old Tarrant County Blue Thunder website (click here), the team had a press release go out about its 11 players selected to represent the Blue Thunder for the first CBL All-Star Game. Here are those players:
07/13/2007 12:30 AM
The CBL has announced the Blue Thunder representatives to the league All Star game. In all, the Blue Thunder have 11 players going to Houston for the first CBL All-Star Game.
The players are…Outfielder Estevan Quintana is replacing Bo Cogbill & closer George Castillo is replacing Eric Diaz on the All-Star roster.
C Joe Pagan
1B Alan Betourne
2B Lamont Jordan
SS Josh Blackstock
3B Bo Cogbill (unable to attend due to prior commitment.)
DH Lale Esquivel
UT Karl Krailo
P Brent Berger
P Zach Duncan
P Jason Aguirre
P Eric Diaz (unable to attend due to injury)
There will be All-Star festivities Monday night including a HR Derby & a celebrity softball game.
Here are some photos and videos from those two nights.
The above 3 photos (Will Smeltzer, CBL 2007 South Team for All-Star Game, and Karl Krailo earning the 2007 CBL All-Star MVP award came from an archive.org snapshot of the 2007 version of the BayAreaToros.com website. No photo credits were given, so if the photographer(s) wish to get credit then simply contact this website and we will give credit for his/her photo(s). Thank you).
Here is Karl Krailo accepting the game’s MVP award:
Phil Monte signing autographs after the game: