Local T-Ball Players Take Center Stage At All Star Fan Fest
Rockaway's head coach on the field with his players. Women who played the game for the Woman's Professional Baseball League during World War II, immortalized in "A Game of Their Own," pose for fans. The ball is in play and the players scramble for the ball. A young fan calls a close play at the plate. Simulations and computer generated games were a large part of the Fan Fest. Local youngsters got a chance to see what it's like to be a major leaguer last week, taking the field at major league baseball's All Star Fan Fest at the Javits Center in Manhattan for an exhibition game against a Long Island team. Hundreds of fans watched as the two teams played to a hard-fought, two-inning tie. Pictured, thousands of fans flocked to the Fan Fest, which was held in conjunction with the All Star Game. Lots of locals came to Manhattan for the big game. Players and their families got free entry to the Fan Fest. Rockaway players at the Fan Fest get ready to enter the arena. The Rockaway team on the bench with some of their young coaches. A Rockaway runner gets ready to take off for second base. Spectators looked at uniforms from the Hall of Fame. The Rockaway Little League team and their coaches pose for a photo prior to the game. After the hard-fought game, the players congratulate each other.