|Steamers Franchise All-Stars|
The Coastal Plain League implented its yearly all-star game prior to the 1999 season, just two years after the league's inception. From 1999-2003 the league consisted of two divisions, the North and South, with each respective division fielding one all-star team to compete against the other. The head coach of the team in each division with the highest winning percentage during the first half of the season was chosen to lead each all-star squad. In 2004, with the league expanding to three divisions, the format for the all-star player selection was changed. Players were still voted on by all the head coaches and one media representative from each team, but once selected as an all-star, players were put into a draft. Each all-star team head coach then proceeded to draft players with alternating picks to form the American and National all-star squads. A coin flip was used to decide which head coach was given the first overall choice. The 2005 season saw the introduction of the Fan-Fest and Home Run Derby as part of the CPL All-Star experience. In 2007 it was decided that the coach with the higher winning percentage between the two all-star head coaches during the first half of the season was awarded the first overall choice during the all-star player draft. In 2012 the CPL once again went back to the two division format (East and West), but the all-star players' selection remained the same as it has been since 2004, with the all-star players being drafted by each respective team's head coach, as decided by highest winning percentage during the first half of the season, with the higher of the two being awarded the first overall pick. Heading into 2013, the two division format remains the same, but replacing the all-star player draft, the league reverted to it's 1999-2003 system where players selected from the East Division will play against players from the West Division.
Pictured Back Row Left to Right: 2B/OF Nick Thompson, P/1B Nick Miller, P Jake McCoy, P Connor Cuff, Head Coach Bryan Hill
Pictured Front Row Left to Right: OF/1B Trent Miller, 3B Josh Hampton, C Jacob Reese, DH Adam Kirsch
After celebrating its 10th Anniversary season in 2006, the Coastal Plain League, its teams and league office, compiled a listing of the best players and head coach to perform in the CPL over the past 10 years. This list is known as the Coastal Plain League All-Decade Team.
Edenton Steamers Chosen for the Coastal Plain League All-Decade Team
Bucky Strickland (Chattanooga State Tech/Angelo State) Edenton Steamers 2005-2006
• In 2005, batted .305 with 29 hits, 11 runs scored, four doubles, 21 RBIs, 33 total bases, a .347 slugging percentage, a .350 on-base percentage, three stolen bases, and a .995 fielding percentage
Matt Leake (Tennessee Wesleyan) Edenton Steamers 2005
• In 2005, batted .291 with 37 hits, 26 runs scored, six doubles, one triple, one home run, 15 RBIs, 48 total bases, a .377 on-base percentage, and 21 stolen bases