MLB All-Star Game Tickets
2020 MLB All-Star Game
As any serious sports fan can attest, of the spectrum of all-star games in professional sports — NBA, NFL and NHL included — Major League Baseball’s has the richest, most storied tradition of them all. Long known as the Midsummer Classic, the MLB All-Star Game is a veritable summertime rite passed down from one generation to the next. It’s that rare July pause when baseball’s premier performers — as voted by fans, managers and players — all take the field at once to celebrate America’s National Pastime — National League versus American League showdown. This year, the star-studded event will be played at historic Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. All-Star Week encompasses three days (July 12-14) of action-packed events, including the MLB All-Star FanFest, the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, Gatorade All-Star Workout Day, T-Mobile Home Run Derby and, of course, the 91st MLB All-Star Game.
MLB All-Star Game History
The first All-Star Game was held on July 6, 1933 as part of the Chicago World’s Fair at Comiskey Park and was initiated by Arch Ward, then the sports editor for the Chicago Tribune. Initially envisioned as a one-off, its runaway success resulted in transforming the event into an annual one. Since 1934, the managers of the game are the managers of the previous year's World Series clubs. For a brief period, players were named to the AL and NL rosters for two All-Star Games (1959-1962), but the format was subsequently abandoned. For more than 80 years, the MLB All-Star Game has been second only to the Fall Classic in popularity.
• The 2016 All-Star Game marked the second straight year that the starters at all of the positions (except pitcher) were determined exclusively through online voting.
• Roger Clemens holds the record for pitching in the most All-Star Games (10), while Mariano Rivera holds the record for the most saves (4).
• Hank Aaron and Willie Mays each played for a winning All-Star team 17 times.
• The Home Run Derby is one of the most-watched events broadcast on ESPN.
• In 1957, Cincinnati fans stuffed the ballot box and elected seven Reds as All-Star starters, and the only non-Red elected to start for the National League was Cardinal first baseman Stan Musial.
• Mickey Mantle struck out a record 17 times in All-Star Games.