2008 CBL Home Run Derby and All-Star Game

The 2008 Continental Baseball League Home Run Derby and All-Star Game took place over two days in McKinney, Texas.

The All-Star Game was held on July 13, 2008.  The South defeated the North in a rain-shortened game (postponed in the fourth inning) by a final score of 4-0.  Here is a link to an article recapping the game (go here).

Here is a PDF of a press release issued by the league to promote the 2008 All-Star Game:

 

The home run derby was held on July 12, 2008.  Here is a video taken from the catcher’s perspective (Matt McDermott) during Joe Pagan’s plate appearance during the Derby.  McKinney Blue Thunder manager, Curtis Wilkerson, was the pitcher.

Here is the post-derby ceremony with Dave Michaels on the microphone and commissioner Ron Baron presenting the award to 2008 CBL Home Run Derby winner Nick Shay (Corpus Christi Beach Dawgs):

Here is Glenn Wilson (McKinney Blue Thunder) during the 2008 Home Run Derby:

 

Here is Earl White (Corpus Christi Beach Dawgs) during the 2008 Home Run Derby:

 

Here is a clip from right before the National Anthem during the 2008 CBL All-Star Game:

Here is Gene Filyaw during the 2008 home run derby:

 

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