Saints Reveal 2019 All-Star Game Logo
St. Paul’s rich baseball history dates back to the late 1800s and the stories to be told include names like Charles Comiskey, Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins, Roy Campanella, Toni Stone, Kevin Millar and Darryl Strawberry. In Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor and Jack Morris St. Paul boasts three native sons already enshrined in Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Many would argue a fourth is on the way with Joe Mauer’s recent retirement. While St. Paul’s baseball story extends well beyond the St. Paul Saints, the various versions of this storied franchise are the tie that binds. From Comiskey’s teams of the late 1800’s, to the Brooklyn Dodgers affiliates of the 1940’s and 50’s, to the Saints of 1993 (the team that brought baseball back to the capital city after a 32-year hiatus), the franchise has played a significant role in establishing Saint Paul as the City of Baseball.
In celebration of this rich history the Saints are proud to introduce the 2019 American Association All-Star game logo, a unique design which gives a distinct nod to the St. Paul city flag. Additionally, the team is announcing that CHS (a leading global agribusiness based in Inver Grove Heights, MN) will partner with the Saints to present the All-Star Game, a two-day event on July 22 and 23.
“We’re pleased to continue our relationship with the St. Paul Saints and are delighted the 2019 American Association All-Star Game will be played at CHS Field,” said Linda Tank, senior vice president of marketing and communications for CHS. “We’re proud to sponsor the All-Star Game and look forward to another great season of Saints baseball.”
The logo, in the shape of a baseball field, takes its lead from the Saint Paul flag utilizing the color scheme and many of its iconic features. It incorporates the blue, representing the Mississippi River, gold, symbolic of the future, and red, referring to progress and the spirit of the city.
At the top of the logo, in the area of centerfield, is the CHS logo, in white, on top of a blue background. Below, in the middle of the logo, is a swath of gold with the “American Association All-Star Game” written in red. The “A” in “Star” is replaced by a five-pointed blue star, similar to the star in the Saint Paul flag that represents the “Star of the North.” The gold area also includes “CHS Field,” the Saints home ballpark since 2015, left of center and “Saint Paul” right of center. In the middle of the logo is a red shield, representative of the civic shield found in the flag. At the top of the shield, in white, is “2019,” while the words “City of Baseball” are found in white at the bottom. In the middle of the shield is a winged baseball reminiscent of the winged wheel with eight spokes in the flag. The winged wheel indicates Saint Paul’s position as a transportation hub, or in this case Saint Paul’s position as “The City of Baseball.” Finally, there is a blue background behind the shield in the shape of the infield of a baseball playing surface.
“St. Paul has baseball in its DNA,” said Saints EVP and General Manager Derek Sharrer. “From Hall of Famers that have worn ‘Saints’ across their chest, to Hall of Famers who call Saint Paul home, to so many other men and women who helped weave baseball into the fabric of our city. It is our privilege to celebrate these stories through the events of the 2019 American Association All-Star Game.”
The City of Baseball logo isn’t the only way the Saints will honor St. Paul’s baseball history. A beautiful, state of the art, 2,000+ square foot museum is being built on CHS Field’s third base concourse and will open as the 2019 season begins. The museum will include powerful images, amazing artifacts, and cutting-edge technology all in the effort to bring to life the many stories that have made this city a place where baseball dreams have become reality.
The Saints last hosted the All-Star Game in 2016 and will once again host two days worth of events on Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23. All-Star Monday details will be released at a later date. The All-Star Game will take place at 7:05 p.m. on the 23rd with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets for the CHS All-Star Game, featuring a Post-Game Fireworks Supershow, will go on sale with single-game tickets, Saturday, March 16. Tickets begin at $5 for Treasure Island Berm Seats (available only on the day of the game, in person at the box office), $9 for SPLASH bleacher seats, $17 for outfield reserved, $19 for drink rail, $21 for infield reserved and Homeplate reserved. Youth 14 and under and seniors 65 and over receive $1 off per ticket. Children under 2 that don’t require a ticket are free.
Ticket availability and pricing for the All-Star Monday events will be released at a later date.
By Sean Aronson