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American and National League All-Star coaches appointed05/16/2008 10:44 AM ET
American League All-Star manager Terry Francona of the Boston Red Sox and National League All-Star manager Clint Hurdle of the Colorado Rockies have announced the managers who will serve as their coaches at the 79th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 15th at Yankee Stadium.
Francona has invited Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi to serve as the A.L. coaches. Francona's Boston coaching staff - first base coach Luis Alicea, pitching coach John Farrell, third base coach DeMarlo Hale, hitting coach Dave Magadan, bench coach Brad Mills and bullpen coach Gary Tuck - will assist with batting practice and other field duties.
Hurdle has asked New York Mets manager Willie Randolph and San Diego Padres manager Bud Black to join him as the N.L. coaches. The Colorado coaching staff - pitching coach Bob Apodaca, hitting coach Alan Cockrell, third base/infield coach Mike Gallego, first base coach Glenallen Hill, bullpen coach Rick Mathews and bench coach Jamie Quirk - will serve on the manager's staff.
The 79th Major League Baseball All-Star Game, being held at Yankee Stadium in its final season, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD and televised around the world by Major League Baseball International, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 8 p.m. (EDT). ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage. XM will provide satellite radio play-by-play coverage of the XM All-Star Futures Game.
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