CLEVELAND — The daughter of a Cleveland Indians legend will take the field to sing the national anthem at the MLB All-Star Futures Game this summer.
Brianna Alomar, daughter of former Indians catcher and current first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr., announced the news on her Facebook page last week.
The MLB All-Star Futures Game, where top minor league prospects compete in a nine-inning contest, takes place Sunday, July 7.
Cleveland is hosting the 2019 MLB All-Star Week, which runs from July 5 through July 9 at Progressive Field.
The last time Cleveland hosted MLB All-Star Week, Brianna’s dad, Sandy Alomar Jr. earned All-Star MVP honors.
During that All-Star game in 1997, Sandy Alomar Jr. drilled a pitch into the stands in the seventh inning with the game tied 1-1. That two-run homer gave the American League a 3-1 lead, which they held on to, winning the game for the AL.
Having that moment in her family’s history makes Brianna’s upcoming performance of the national anthem at Progressive Field that much more special.