Thomas McIlraith Heading to Chicago For All-Star Game


Sioux City, IA (June 27, 2022) – Sioux City Explorers pitcher Thomas McIlraith has been selected to represent the West Division in the 2022 American Association All-Star Game.

McIlraith continues to further the line of dominant Sioux City Explorers closers. He currently sits third in the league with nine saves and has not blown one. He his fifth in the league with 18 appearances and holds a 2.14 ERA. He has struck out 25 batters over 21 innings and has walked six. 

He is a former Mets prospect who spent his first six seasons of professional baseball with the Mets organization reaching as high as Double-A. In his previous six seasons with the Mets he had only one save. This is his first season with Sioux City. 

The pitchers and reserves were selected by the managers for the East and West division teams. Chicago Dogs manager Butch Hobson selecting the East and Joe Calfapietra selecting the West. 

The All-Star break will take place over the course of July 11th-13th with the game itself being played on July 12th at the home of the Chicago Dogs, Impact Field in Rosemont, IL.