When the defending MINK League champions host the U.S. Military All-Stars on July 11, the visit will be recorded by a documentary film crew. The All-Stars are part of a documentary showcasing the baseball team that also serves its country. The crew is following the team throughout its national tour.
General admission to the game is free with a donation at the gate. This marks the third time the All-Stars have played the Mustangs.
“The kindness the people of St. Joseph show year after year with their donations is heartwarming and much-needed,” Tank Stone, vice president of the all-stars, said in a press release.
Mustangs’ general manager Ky Turner said he is impressed with the support St. Joseph offers and looks forward to that generosity being displayed nationally.
“We’re excited to show the great city of St. Joseph in the documentary, with a huge crowd of people who support the Mustangs, but more importantly, our service men and women,” Turner said. “The ceremonies and atmosphere before and during this game are unlike any other game we will play.”
The U.S. Military All-Stars are a barnstorming baseball team that was established in 1990. The military squad has played in 45 states and 12 countries over the last 25 years.
The additional game for the Mustangs gives the team 31 home regular-season contests for 2016. St. Joseph has posted a 46-14 record at Phil Welch Stadium over the past two championship seasons.