Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

LA is getting the MLB All-Star game

LA is getting the MLB All-Star game

Miss the sound of Vin Scully behind the microphone? "As last year's World Series demonstrated, Dodger Stadium remains one of our game's classic ballparks and it will be a flawless venue to showcase the very best of the National Pastime", Manfred said.

Manfred cited three factors in awarding the 2020 edition to Los Angeles: the city offers a "great place" to showcase the game's younger talent, Dodger Stadium is iconic as baseball's third-oldest park, and "it's time for us to be back here".

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made it official Wednesday, announcing that Dodger Stadium will play host to the 2020 All-Star Game, the first time it has hosted the mid-season classic since 1980.

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Stan Kasten, team president and CEO, donned a blue cap with the insignia "LA ASG 2020".

The Dodgers previously staged the fixture at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1959 and Ebbets Field in Brooklyn in 1949.

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"This is the most attractive venue ever built to play and watch baseball", Kasten said.

This year's All-Star Game will be in Washington on July 17, the fourth straight in an NL ballpark after Cincinnati, San Diego and Miami. The game however, did not feature any All-Stars who play in the host city as no Lakers or Clippers were selected for the team.

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