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MLB All-Star Game Details
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual sporting event that’s also known as the “Midsummer Classic.” A tradition that started in 1933, the MLB All-Star Game always takes place either the second or third Tuesday in July and is the halfway mark of the MLB season. Each MLB team is represented in the All-Star Game and fans even have a say in who some of the lucky players will be.
Major League Baseball All-Star Game: A Brief History
The first MLB All-Star Game was held in July of 1933, as part of that year’s World's Fair in Chicago at Comiskey Park. Though the game was originally planned as a one-time event, its massive success led to the annual tradition it is today. The venue of the event is chosen by Major League Baseball and changes each year, with New York City proving to be one of the most popular destinations over the years.
Both AL and NL rosters include 34 players each. These players are ultimately chosen by fans, fellow players, and team managers. Past All-Star players have included Babe Ruth, Robin Ventura, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, Cal Ripken, and more. Each year, a new uniform is created specifically for the event, including a special All-Star Game cap.
MLB All-Star Game Highlights and Noteworthy Events
Over the years, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game has seen its fair share of exciting and dramatic events, including a number of controversies. In 1957, Cincinnati Reds fans were found to have stuffed the ballot box in an effort to have a number of players from their team play in the All-Star Game. It wasn’t until 1969 that fans were able to vote for their favorite players again.
Aside from ballot stuffing, the games have seen a number of noteworthy events over the years. In fact, the longest ever All-Star Game was in 2008 at Yankee Stadium. Lasting nearly 5 hours, the game went on for a total of 15 innings. The 1967 All-Star Game at Angels Stadium also lasted for 15 innings but didn’t last as many hours.
MLB All-Star Game Ticket Prices
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June 18, 2019
2019 MLB All-Star Game Preview
Baseball is in full swing and in just a few weeks the 2019 season will hit its midway point. This means fans will be treated to another Midsummer Classic. The new voting format is already underway, so make sure to get your votes in for your favorite players. It won’t be long before the festivities…
July 18, 2018
The Best Moments of 2018 MLB All-Star Game
Another MLB All-Star break is in the books and it was a fun one. After a fantastic Home Run Derby on Monday, it was the 89th All-Star Game that brought us tons of action on Tuesday night. The American League took the victory (8-6), but there were some awesome moments from both teams. Let’s take…