Rockland County, NY (September 6, 2022) – For the third successive year, Clover Stadium in Pomona, the home of the Frontier League’s New York Boulders, will play host to the annual Heroes Baseball Classic between the New York Police Department and New York Fire Department.
This year’s game, sponsored in part by the Duke of Oil and Tune of New City, will be played on Saturday, Sept. 10, with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
The game between the NYPD and FDNY is held each year in memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice after responding to the World Trade Center area on Sept. 11, 2001. On that day, the FDNY baseball team lost two members – Andre Fletcher and Mike Weinberg.
Proceeds from the game will go to the Widows and Children’s Fund, as well as the Stephen Siller Foundation.
The first game of the series between the NYPD and FDNY was played back in 1999 at St. John’s University in Queens with the NYPD winning 6-5. The following summer, the match was contested at the College of Staten Island with the FDNY copping a 12-5 victory. There was no game played in 2001 because of the attack.
Overall, the NYPD holds an 12-10 edge in the series.
Clover Stadium is Rockland County’s premier outdoor family entertainment center, featuring drive in fireworks, movies, baseball and more.
Tickets for the Heroes Baseball Classic are available at the Clover Stadium box office, as well as through the New York Boulders’ website at www.nyboulders.com.
Information regarding tickets to individual New York Boulders’ games, as well 2023 season tickets and packages are available by calling 845-364-0009 or sliding to www.NYBoulders.com.
Debuting in 1993, the Frontier League is the largest and longest-running of the modern independent leagues and features teams stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River to the St. Lawrence Seaway. In September of 2020, the Frontier League reached an agreement to become a “Partner League” with Major League Baseball.
As a “Partner League,” the Frontier League and its teams will meet on a regular basis with MLB representatives to discuss joint marketing and promotional opportunities, as well as collaborate on initiatives to provide organized baseball to communities throughout the United States and Canada.
More information can be found at www.frontierleague.com.
About the New York Boulders and NYB, LLC
The New York Boulders are entering their 11th season of Professional Baseball as part of the Frontier League and are in pursuit of a post-season appearance for the seventh time in the past eight seasons. Founded as the Rockland Boulders in 2011, the franchise rebranded as the New York Boulders in advance of the 2020 season. In 2014, the Boulders won the Can-Am League Championship and hosted the Frontier vs. Can-Am All-Star Game in 2019. Proud to be part of the rich history of professional baseball in the New York City region, during the 2017 season the team welcomed its 1,000,000th fan. In 2012 and 2014, Rockland was named the Can-Am’s “Organization of the Year.” The Boulders are owned and operated by NYB, LLC, a sports and entertainment company comprised of former executives from all levels of major and minor league sports. NYB is committed to providing superior customer service and quality, affordable family entertainment experiences for the New York Metropolitan area, Lower Hudson Valley and northeast New Jersey. Slide to www.nyboulders.com for more information.