Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The History of The All Star Game: Yankee Stadium

The New York Yankees have hosted the Major League Baseball All Star Game four times in their storied history, the latest being in 2008. The city of New York has hosted a record nine All Star Games in the 84 games that have been played in the history of the game.

The first Yankees hosted All Star Game happened on July 11, 1939 at Yankee Stadium followed by a wait until July 13, 1960. Back in 1960 two All Star Games were held, the other coming in Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, and the Yankees hosted the second game that year. The Yankees then again hosted in 1977 on July 19th and had to wait until Yankee Stadium II's final season in 2008 to host another. Yankee Stadium III, which opened in 2008, has yet to host an All Star Game.

The Yankees have had some success in years they host the Mid-season Classic, reaching the World Series three times and missing the playoffs in 2008. New York won the 1939 World Series and lost the 1960 World Series but won the 1977 World Series to hand George Steinbrenner his first ring.

When will Yankee Stadium III get it's chance? So glad you asked....

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