2014 MLB All Star Game

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Date: July 15, 2014
Time: 8:00pm ET
TV Coverage: Fox Broadcast
Venue: Target Field
City: Minneapolis, MN.

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also known as the "Midsummer Classic", is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by a combination of fans, players, coaches, and managers. This will be the 85th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held Tuesday, July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.

Baseball's best players will descend on Minneapolis for five days of events at Target Field and the Minneapolis Convention Center leading up to the 85th All-Star Game, scheduled to be played this July 2014. It's the first time the Midsummer Classic will take place in Minneapolis since 1985 and the first ever All-Star Game at Target Field.

Below are some of the rules that will dominate the game this time. Some of them were placed back in 2003 and other ones were just modified. Those rules are:

  • The designated hitter becomes a permanent fixture of the game regardless of site.
  • Whereas fans will vote the starter in, as they have done in previous years when an American League city has hosted the game, the National League's manager will name their DH before the game.
  • The rosters of each league team has to increase to 34 players, replacing pitchers who have started a regular season game on the Sunday immediately before the game becoming ineligible to pitch in the game, and those pitchers will be replaced.
  • As with any player who is ineligible or unable to play, they will still be recognized as an All-Star.
  • The manager is now allowed to select one position player to re-enter a game in the event that the last available position player at any position is injured.

But a lot of baseball bettors feel that, the real fun of the All-star break, starts at Monday's MLB Home Run Derby. There is nothing better than watching mashers mash, and that's the whole point of the Derby. It should be epic. It also should be a lot of fun to bet on.

The Home Run Derby is a baseball contest that takes place on the Monday prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The event features some of MLB's top sluggers trying to hit the most home runs in order to be crowned All-Star Game Home Run Derby champion. State Farm Insurance is the current sponsor for this event. Among former sponsors is Century 21 Real Estate and Service Merchandise. The Home Run Derby features multiple rounds in which the player with the most home run advances. In the final round two baseball players compete one-on-one, the player with the highest home run total after the round is crowned the Home Run Derby champion. This year it will be played on Monday,July 14th.

Since 2005, a gold ball has been used once a player reaches nine outs. If a batter hit a home run using the golden ball, Century 21 Real Estate and Major League Baseball would donate $21,000 (a reference to the "21" in "Century 21") per home run to charity (MLB donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Century 21 donated to Easter Seals). In both 2005 and 2006, $294,000 was raised for the charities, equaling fourteen golden ball home runs per year. State Farm continued this in 2007 as they designated $17,000 per home run (one dollar for each of State Farm's agencies), to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. In the 2007 event, fifteen golden balls were hit for a donation of $255,000, and ten ($170,000) were hit in the 2008 event. For 2009, State Farm added $5,000 for all non-Gold Ball homers, and $517,000 was collected.

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2014 MLB All-Star Week Schedule

Friday, July 11 - Tuesday, July 15
T-Mobile All-Star FanFest

Sunday, July 13
The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K, Presented by Nike
Taco Bell All-Star Sunday at Target Field featuring:
SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and
Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game

Monday, July 14
Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Target Field
featuring: The Home Run Derby

Tuesday, July 15
85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field

Past All Star Winners

SEASON SCORE VENUE LOCATION ATT MVP
2013 AL 3, NL 0 Citi Field New York, NY 45,186 Mariano Rivera
2012 NL 8, AL 0 Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, MO 40,933 Melky Cabrera
2011 NL 5, AL 1 Chase Field Phoenix, AZ 47,994 Prince Fielder
2010 NL 3, AL 1 Angel Stadium of Anaheim Anaheim, CA 45,408 Brian McCann
2009 AL 4, NL 3 Busch Stadium St. Louis, MO 46,760 Carl Crawford
2008 AL 4, NL 3 Yankee Stadium Bronx, NY 55,632 J.D. Drew
2007 AL 5, NL 4 AT&T Park San Francisco, CA 43,965 Ichiro Suzuki
2006 AL 3, NL 2 PNC Park Pittsburgh, PA 38,904 Michael Young
2005 AL 7, NL 5 Comerica Park Detroit, MI 41,617 Miguel Tejada

 

 

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