The All Star game is a major sporting event spanning multiple leagues, including Major League Baseball (MLB). Since the first exhibition game was held in 1933, the All Star game has become an annual event, a chance for the best players from each league to celebrate the achievements of the season and show off their skills.
Let us take a look at the history of the All Star game and explore the greatest moments of this annual event.
Origin of the All Star Game
The All-Star Game is Major League Baseball’s (MLB) annual midsummer classic played between the best players from the American League and National League. The All-Star Game was first played in 1933 as part of the Chicago World’s Fair. It was designed as a way to get more publicity for baseball and promote its greatest stars.
In late 1931, Chicago Tribune sports editor Arch Ward proposed the idea of an All Star Game to be held at Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox. He put together a roster of National League stars against a roster of American League stars in a special exhibition game played on July 6, 1933. This game was so popular that it led to an agreement for yearly games between MLB players from both leagues.
The first match, known as The Midsummer Classic, featured Babe Ruth hitting the first ever All Star home run off pitcher Bill Hallahan of St. Louis Cardinals fame, in front of a crowd of 49,200 attendees at Comiskey Park. Other stars included Lou Gehrig who hit two doubles and Tony Lazzeri with three singles that helped win it for the American team 4-2.
Since then, this annual exhibition game has grown into one of sports’ most celebrated events with memorable moments such as Ted Williams’ 1946 All Star game winning home run in Boston’s Fenway Park or Willie Mays’ incredible over-the-shoulder catch in 1954 at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium – each considered among some of sport’s greatest highlights captured on film and viewed again around the world by millions every year!
Fans are encouraged to attend or watch from their homes all around America and abroad due to its popularity! The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13th 2021 in Atlanta Georgia’s Truist Park at 8 p.m ET / 5 p.m PT and broadcasted worldwide via Fox Sports Network!
Notable All Star Game Moments
The All Star Game is a beloved baseball tradition that hosts the greatest players from the American and National leagues. Throughout its history, there have been many unforgettable moments that have been etched in the minds of millions of fans worldwide. This section discusses some notable moments in All Star Game history.
In 1933, Babe Ruth made his 14th and final All Star Game appearance. During his final at bat, he hit a sharp single to center field but was not able to run due to a severe hamstring injury. His opponents rewarded him with a standing ovation – one well-deserved for a Hall of Famer in his last game!
In 1951, Willie Mays of the New York Giants became “The Catch” as he made game-saving grab on Vic Wertz’ deep drive to center field during All Star Game play at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park. Fans marveled as Willie’s timely effort kept eventual American league champion Yankees from tying the score and allowing extra innings play.
Willie McCovey celebrated his first All-Star game by belting two home runs off two different pitchers in 1969 – becoming only the second player after Stan Musial to complete this feat. The Bonds slugged 508 lifetime home runs and once held San Francisco Giant’s single season record of 48 one baseballs that traveled out of AT&T Park!
Carl Yastrzemski went yard twice in 1970, becoming just the third player to accomplish “The Double” feat (joining an exclusive club formed by Stan Musial & Twins legend Harmon Killebrew). The Red Sox great drove in three runs for NL before Washington Senators Don Mincher gave AL edge with winning hit off Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Bob Moose!
Finally, Barry Bonds became just the fourth player to ever homer four times in an ASG when he accomplished this feat against Rangers’ Kenny Rogers during 1992 game at Baltimore’s Camden Yards Stadium – joining Hall Of Famers Musial & Killebrew plus Twins legend Tony Oliva. Very impressive!
2021 All-Star Game
The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is sure to be a memorable event. It will be held at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia from July 13-15 and will feature some of the best players from each league.
The game will be watched and loved by fans across the world, as the All-Star Game is one of the most popular events of the MLB season. Let’s take a closer look at all of the details about the upcoming game.
When is The All Star Game 2021 MLB
The 90th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. This will be the third time the game has been held at Truist Park. The ballpark hosted the Midsummer Classic in 2000 and 2019. The host City of Atlanta also hosted the 72nd All-Star Game in 2000, when it was held at Turner Field.
The 2021 All-Star Game marks the second consecutive season that an MLB ballpark has hosted two consecutive All-Star Games; Progressive Field in Cleveland had this honor in 2019 and 2020. Previous two-season hosts include Dodger Stadium (1980–81), Fenway Park (1999–2000) and AT&T Park (2007–08).
The 2021 MLB All-Star Game Rosters have been revealed! The 90th Midsummer Classic will be played July 13, 2021 at Truist Park in Atlanta and televised nationally on FOX. This year’s rosters are composed of 34 players each from the American League and National League.
Pitchers: Shane Bieber (IND), Aroldis Chapman (NYY), Gerrit Cole (NYY), Lucas Giolito (CHW), Lance Lynn (TEX), Bradhand (CLE), Hyun-Jin Ryu (TOR).
Catchers: Salvador Perez (KC), Roberto Perez(CLE)
Infielders: Carlos Santana, Eduardo Escobar, Jose Abreu, Carlos Correa, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Xander Bogaerts, Gleybe Viera.
Outfielders: Mitch Haniger, Eloy Jimenez , Brett Gardner , Teoscar Hernandez , Mike Trout , Alex Verdugo
Designated Hitter: Hunter Pence
Pitchers: Jacob deGrom(NYM), Max Fried(ATL), Josh Hader(MIL), Walker Buehler(LAD), Trevor Bauer(CIN), Trevor Williams, Corbin Burnes, Wayne Hills.
Catchers: Willson Contreras, Travis D’Arnaud
Infielders: Freddie Freeman, Fernando Tatis Jr., Nolan Arenado, Javier Baez, Mookie Betts, DJ LeMahieu, Paul Goldschmidt, Pete Alonso.
Outfielders: Cody Bellinger, Gregor Blanco, Ronald Acuna Jr., Brandon Nimmo, Tracy Jones, Lorenzo Cain.
Designated Hitter: Christian Yelich
The 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Truist Park in Atlanta. It marks the 90th Major League Baseball All-Star Game, an annual exhibition game hosted by Major League Baseball to showcase its stars of this season.
The 2021 All-Star Game festivities will include two days of events including the MLB Seafood & Street Festival on July 12 and MLB All-Star Sunday featuring these events: Group 2 Futures Game, SEC vs. Big Ten College Home Run Derby, T-Mobile Home Run Derby and Play Ball Park FanFest at The Battery Atlanta. A handful of celebrities from today’s music scene—including Katy Perry, George Lopez, Snoop Dogg and Bebe Rexha — will appear during the pregame festivities for what has become one of the biggest events in professional sports.
On Monday night host country Georgia native Jermaine Dupri headlines a charity concert along with performers like Lil Baby and Mulatto taking place at Cadence Bank Amphitheatre followed that evening by an invite only celebrity home run derby in SunTrust Park. The great America pastime will conclude on Tuesday evening with FOX airing the 90th All Star game itself at 7pm Eastern Time/6pm Central Time with Nationals ace Max Scherzer taking the mound for Team USA managed by Hall of Fame Manager Tony LaRussa against twenty two superstars including reigning AL MVP Mike Trout and Aaron Judge each hitting their 375 foot humongous homeruns off his pitching elated to be playing on traditional US soil for the very first time since 2006 when Pittsburgh last held it.
The MLB All Star Game is an annual showcase of the league’s best players. Every year prior to the game, there are several events and activities that lead up to the contest. From the Home Run Derby to the Parade of All Stars, baseball fans can look forward to a variety of activities and events that will make the All Star Game a memorable experience.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the pre-game activities that will happen before the 2021 MLB All Star Game.
Celebrity Softball Game
The MLB All Star Game 2021 will preceed with the annual Celebrity Softball game, a fan favorite to kick off the festivities. The game is usually played on the Sunday immediately prior to the Major League All-Star Game and features celebrities, athletes and other famous personalities from a variety of fields playing a fun game of softball that showcases their athleticism and team spirit.
Celebrities from film, music, television, business, politics and sports have all been known to appear in the celebrity softball game. In addition to MLB stars, football players like Troy Aikman and Warren Moon often participate; actresses like Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and Jodie Sweetin join in on the fun; musicians such as Snoop Dogg and Nick Jonas also take part; professional dancers such as Derek Hough show off their fancy moves; politicians like former Vice President Joe Biden take part in this notoriety-filled event.
While past players remain largely a mystery until mere days before each occurrence of the event—it has become one of baseball’s premier entertainment attractions leading up to Tuesday night’s 2019 All-Star Game at Progressive Field.
Home Run Derby
The Home Run Derby is an All-Star event held annually since 1985. It is a contest of strength and endurance, pitting competitors head-to-head in an exhibition of the best home run hitters in Major League Baseball (MLB). It takes place the Monday night before the All-Star game, often at major league parks. It is traditionally a part of All-Star weekend festivities that also include the FanFest, Futures Game and other activities such as celebrity softball games.
For 2021, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 MLB Home Run Derby will be a virtual event hosted from MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) studios in New York City on July 10th. Eight Major League players will battle it out for bragging rights and a hefty monetary prize which will be provided by Major League Baseball (MLB) and its partners: T-Mobile, Mercedez Benz, Highmark Health and Procter & Gamble’s Gillette brand among others.
The competition will include three rounds of three minutes each with frequent interruptions to swap hitters or adjust pitching machine settings until one player remains as champion at the end of two full rounds – Round One: Four players defeat four opponents; Round Two: Two players go head to head; Final Round: Against wincer from previous round. The competitor with the most home runs at the end of every round or at any point if time expires will advance to next round or become winner depending on competition format structure.
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, and one of the events that get fans going before the actual game is the Futures Game. This event takes place a day before the actual All-Star Game, and serves as a showcase for some of baseball’s future stars. The Futures Game features some of baseball’s top prospects from around the world, who are chosen by all 30 MLB teams to represent them in this unique event.
Each team has 25 players on its roster—12 pitchers and 13 position players. Some pitchers may also be used as position players. The teams are split into two groups: U.S-born talents are featured on Team USA and international prospects are featured on Team World.
Team USA was coached by multiple Gold Glove award winner Andrelton Simmons in 2020 and previous years have seen legendary managers take part in this event, such as Davey Johnson (2008), Bobby Cox (2009) and Tony La Russa (2010). Team World was managed by Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez in 2020 and previous years saw Roberto Alomar take charge in 2011.
The Futures Game provides an opportunity to see some of MLB’s future stars showcase their talents before they debut with their respective major league teams, while also providing an entertaining event for fans to enjoy along with their family members in attendance. For 2021, the fan vote consists of 53 players across 36 individual teams between both leagues—American League (AL) and National League (NL). The date for this exciting pre-All Star game matchup is scheduled for Sunday July 11th at 6:35 p.m., ET at Truist Park Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia prior to the start of 2021 All Star Week festivities that evening.
With the 2021 MLB All Star Game just around the corner, fans are already looking forward to the great post game activities the MLB has put together. From the traditional All Star Game Home Run Derby to the post-game concert and celebrity appearances, there will be plenty of exciting events to look forward to.
Let’s take a closer look at what to expect.
The All-Star Game 2021 MLB FanFest will feature a special concert to follow the action. This exclusive event will take place in the STAPLES Center on Tuesday night of game week, with performances from some of today’s most popular international music acts.
During this concert, fans will have the opportunity to experience an up-close and personal view of their favorite performers and jam out to the stadium with thousands of fellow baseball enthusiasts. Fans should arrive early to ensure entry as tickets for this event are limited and expected to go quickly.
Following the concert, there will be a post-game celebration outside the STAPLES Center that all fans are also welcome to join and enjoy!
The All-Star Gala is one of the most awaited post-game activities for Major League Baseball’s Major League players and fans during the All-Star Game 2021. The event will take place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. This exclusive gala is a great opportunity to show support to your preferred player who is participating in the game and all the other renowned stars who will be showing up to take part in the game as well. It’s also a wonderful way to kick off the festivities of this prestigious baseball occasion with friends, family and beloved ones.
The gala offers attendees memorable music performances along with an array of delicious delicacies including hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and desserts that reflect Canadian culture. The night is filled with cheerful entertainment and will give guests a chance to interact with world-class athletes seated comfortably in luxurious seating while they enjoy inspiring recounts from MLB alumni players throughout the evening. Moreover, in commemoration of celebrating such an extraordinary event, guests are invited to dance during breaks in between conversations whilst carrying champagne glasses for delightful party atmospherics by some outstanding musical performers.
Participation at this exclusive event does not just help fans show their appreciation for their favorite teams; but it also allows them mingle with prominent celebrities like MLB alumni’s or even meet important figures from around baseball world community. Additionally there will be diverse activities dedicated solely on sport related topics that’s sure to get participants engaged into sports related conversations. At the end of celebration takes place raffle draw where tournament trophies are given away as hence no guest leaves without rewarding souvenirs or lucky gifts sponsored by MLB sponsors and partners.
All-Star Charity Auction
The MLB All-Star Game 2021 is set to take place on July 13th and 14th in Atlanta, Ga. Every year during this event, the MLB hosts an All-Star Charity Auction which is an integral part of the overall All-Star festivities. All of the proceeds from this event are donated to baseball and softball related charities to support young athletes throughout the country.
At the auction, participants can bid on a variety of items such as autographed memorabilia, jerseys worn by players during batting practice and warm-ups, a chance to throw out the first pitch or singing of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”, tickets to future All-Star Games and other unique experiences.
It’s not just teams that benefit from this event; ProvenAlive, RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) Clinics have received funding for kids in urban settings which has given them opportunities they may not have had in years past. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America has also received millions of dollars in grants from a portion of this charity auction’s proceeds since 2007, creating new program and events for kids around the US who would otherwise not be able to participate due to financial constraints.
This year’s All-Star Charity Auction promises an amazing lineup with some exclusive items no one else will be able to get their hands on! So don’t miss out on your chance to support these great causes as well as experience something truly amazing at next year’s MLB All Star Game 2021!
The 2021 MLB All Star Game is sure to be a great event for baseball fans everywhere. Fans have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an exciting and memorable experience, with a wide variety of interactive pre-game and in-game activities.
From attending exclusive parties and watching the Home Run Derby to purchasing All Star Game merchandise and taking photos with mascots, there are plenty of experiences available to get you excited for the upcoming game.
Let’s explore more of what fan experiences the 2021 All Star Game has to offer.
One of the highlights of the All Star Game is the All-Star FanFest. This four-day event, presented by Major League Baseball and sponsored by Geico, costs separate from game tickets and is held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 2021 FanFest will be held July 5 through 8th, 2021.
At this interactive festival, baseball fans of all ages can experience a taste of the big league atmosphere. There will be activities that honor baseball’s rich history while trying out new technology and celebrating the current game with sights and sounds of America’s favorite pastime. Exciting attractions include live batting and pitching cages; sleepovers with MLB mascots; clinics by early members of the National Baseball Hall Of Fame; baseball memorabilia displays; autograph sessions from current players and former legends; interactive games; music performances; exclusive All-Star prizes, giveaways and much more!
MLB Play Ball Park will also bring together fun activities for adults and kids alike including batting cages, speed pitch challenges, home run derby contests, pitching bullpens and inflatable slides for a family friendly event like no other! It’s important to secure your tickets in advance so make sure to check out www.mlb.com or www.allstargame.com for details on pricing information as well as ticket packages available to ensure you get the best deal possible at this exciting fan experience!
All-Star Fan Experiences
The Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game is an annual event that celebrates the best players from the National and American Leagues. The 2021 MLB All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, July 13 at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. It marks the first time since 2000 that Atlanta will host the All-Star Game.
In addition to witnessing history in the making by attending this exciting event, there are a variety of all-star fan experiences available to fully bolster your game day experience. To celebrate this beloved tradition, MLB offers ticket packages with added bonuses like meet-and-greets with Hall of Famers, ballpark exclusive gear and more. Additional events such as the MLB All Star FANFEST (July 9-12th) offer opportunities to see new products, get autographs and collect exclusive gear.
Capture memories of your all star game experience with commemorative items and interactive activities available for purchase including official MLB photos for both digital download and traditional prints; collectible pins; vintage tumblers and glasses featuring top brands like Tervis Tumblers; professional field visits; upgrades from lower seating tiers; tailored hospitality programs; memorable “on field” experiences just like players do (thanks to virtual reality games); exclusive lift access to unique hospitality areas above Truist Park or even direct access to team VIP entrances!
Enhance your 2021 MLB All Star Game experience beyond expectations by taking advantage of one or more of these amazing fan experiences!
All-Star Game Ticket Packages
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