The Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game is an annual exhibition match between the best players from the American League and the National League, the two smaller leagues constituting the MLB. Also known as the “Midsummer Classic”, the MLB All-Star Game's history started in 1933 at the World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois. It was to be a one-time only affair, but its popularity led to the game being held annually. The game is played in July and marks what is roughly the halfway mark in the MLB season. It is played on the only two days during the season when no major sports events in America play. The MLB All-Star Game provides fans with the unique experience of watching their favorite stars from different teams play together. Check out some of the most Memorable MLB All-Star Games and the MLB All-Star Game Champions
Players in the MLB All-Star Game are selected by fan voting. The pitchers and reserve players are selected by the managers of the teams from the previous year's World Series. Typically, the managers of the game are the managers of the previous World Series as well. In order to make the outcome of the game more meaningful, the league that wins the All-Star Game gets home field advantage for the upcoming World Series. The game is more of a three-day event, with parties and kid-friendly fun happening around the host stadium and city throughout the break. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for MLB All-Star Game tickets.
2014 MLB All-Star Game Preview
Check back for a preview of the 2014 All-Star game at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.
In the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, the American League shutout the National League by winning 3-0 and allowing only 3 total hits. The AL gave up only one hit through the first six innings of play, while the AL got on the board when Miguel Cabrera lined a one-hopper off the wall and then scored on a Jose Bautista sac-fly. There were no home runs in this pitcher’s duel, and it was one of the lowest scoring games in MLB All-Star history.
Check out our MLB All-Star Game Preview History page for previews of previous MLB All-Star Games.
TicketCity at the MLB All-Star Game
Each year TicketCity has a local presence at the MLB All-Star Game, to assist our clients with ticket pickup and additional purchases. As the weekends' events draw near, our sales associates are available for personal assistance as needed. Therefore, clients have the option to purchase online or over the phone and pick up locally at the event.
- Sunday, July 13 - Futures and Legends Game
- Monday, July 14 - MLB Home Run Derby
- Tuesday, July 15 - MLB All-Star Game
MLB All-Star Game Event Guide
Which All-Star Event should I go to?
Each has their niche, but the All-Star Game is one of a kind and is definitely the flag ship of the week. The pitching-hitting showdowns are always intense when it’s between the best in the game, and now that the winner gets homefield advantage, you can see that the players really want to win. The home run derby is plenty of fun too, so go check out both if you have the time and it’s within budget! Check out our MLB All-Star Game Event Guide for more information.
What is there to do while in Minneapolis for the 2014 All-Star Game?
The Twin Cities is a great place to spend some time in the summer. It’s usually not too hot, the people are friendly and… well, there’s no snow! Check out the Insititute of the Arts, go on campus at the University of Minnesota, or take in a show at one of the many theatres in the downtown area.
When is the best time to buy tickets for the All-Star Game or Home Run Derby?
Now! As we get closer to the event, the anticipation builds up. The voting gets contentious and there’s always a few players that everyone wants to see after the first half of the season (see: Yasiel Puig).
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1961 All-Star Game Fenway Park At the end of July, Boston was scheduled for MLB's 2nd All-Star game of the summer. The big attraction for me was that Red Sox rookie don Schwall was going to be pitching for the AL squad. I got a bleacher seat in CF (for $2 !!) and watched Rocky colavito hit a pop fly into the net for a 1-0 AL lead. Schwall did pitch, but loaded the bases and then gave up an rbi single to Willie Mays. At the end of 9, a light sprinkle started and the players bolted off the field. This was the first tie ever in All-Star history ! January 31, 2011