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Zimbrick Honda Home Talent League All-Star Game Will Return to the “Duck Pond” in 2014

Madison, Wis. – The Madison Mallards will host the Zimbrick Honda Home Talent League All-Star Game on August 8th, 2014 at 7:05 pm.  This annual event has been held at the “Duck Pond” the last seven years.

 “We are excited to be a part of this annual tradition,” Zimbrick Honda General Manager Kendall Dahmen said. “Home Talent Baseball is local baseball at its purest form and we look forward to another great event at the ‘Duck Pond’ this summer.”

The Home Talent League is Wisconsin’s largest amateur baseball league started in 1929 and has grown to 46 teams in south-central Wisconsin.  This All-Star Game presented by Zimbrick Honda will feature the best amateur baseball players in the Madison area.  The North and West divisions will play against the All-Stars from the East and Southeast divisions.

“Most of our players will never get a chance to play at a facility as nice as Warner Park,” said Home Talent League Treasurer Kent Adler.  “Playing the game at Warner adds to the prestige of the game and our league.  The league would like to thank Mallards Owner Steve Schmitt for this great opportunity.”

The game will be played just like any normal Mallards game, with gates opening 90 minutes before the first pitch and a full food and beverage menu available.  The Mallards marketing staff, along with mascot Maynard G. Mallard will also be providing in-between inning entertainment.

Tickets for the game will be general admission and will cost $7.  Tickets for the Home Talent All-Star Game will go on-sale on April 26th, the same date as Mallards single-game tickets.  Tickets will be available by visiting MallardsBaseball.com or calling the Mallards ticket office at 608-246-4277.

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The Madison Mallards are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit MallardsBaseball.com.