This year, the Major League Baseball All-Star game will take place in San Diego on the home field of the San Diego Padres, Petco Park. The midsummer celebration of baseball’s best and most popular players will take place on Tuesday, July 12 and will be televised on the FOX network. Here’s everything you need to know to be ready to watch your favorite Kansas City Royals stars in this year’s All-Star Game.
87th. The 2016 All-Star Game will be the 87th edition of the game.
1963. Since 1963, the All-Star Game has been played as a Tuesday night game with only three exceptions. The 1969 game was rained out and played on Wednesday; the 1981 game was played in August due to a player’s strike; and the 1983 game was played on a Wednesday to coincide with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first all-star game on July 6, 1933.
Home Run Derby. Since 1985, the Home Run Derby has been held the day before the All-Star Game. Last year’s winner, Todd Fraizer played for the hosting team, the Cincinnati Reds, but was traded in the offseason to the Chicago White Sox. The Home Run Derby will be televised by ESPN.
The Royals. Although Major League Baseball’s rules require at least one All-Star Game selection from every team, the Kansas City Royals expect to have a significant presence at this year’s edition of the All-Star Game. Royals manager Ned Yost will be the manager for the American League during the 2016 All-Star Game because the Royals won the 2015 World Series.
Home Field Advantage. The winner of the All-Star Game will determine home field advantage during this year’s World Series.
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