A Summary of the All-Star Game
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also known as the “Midsummer Classic,” is the annual professional baseball game between the leagues’ respective all-star teams. The game usually takes place in the middle of July, although it has occasionally been held earlier or later in the year.
History of the All-Star Game
The first All-Star Game was played in 1933 as part of the Chicago World’s Fair. Initially, the game pitted American League all-stars against National League all-stars, but in 1997 it changed to an East vs. West format. Since 2003, it has been an American League vs. National League matchup.
When is the All-Star Game?
The All-Star Game is typically played in mid-July. It has occasionally been held earlier or later in the year due to scheduling issues or significant milestone anniversaries.
The 2020 All-Star Game was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 All-Star Game is scheduled for July 13th in Atlanta, Georgia.
Events Surrounding the All-Star Game
In addition to the game itself, All-Star Week includes events such as:
- Home Run Derby: An individual home-run competition between some of the best power hitters in the game.
- Futures Game: An exhibition game between minor league prospects and the best up-and-coming players in the game.
- Celebrity Softball Game: A charity softball game featuring celebrities and athletes.
The All-Star Game is a beloved tradition in Major League Baseball. The game, and all its related events, not only provide a great opportunity to witness the best players in the world, but also celebrate the beautiful game of baseball.