2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game


2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the 80th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. [cite news |first= Matthew|last= Leach|title= Countdown begins for '09 All-Star Game|url= http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080714&content_id=3136419&vkey=allstar2008&fext=.jsp|work= News|publisher= MLB.com|date= 2008-07-16|accessdate=2008-07-18] The game will be held on July 14, 2009, at Busch Stadium, the home of the National League St. Louis Cardinals. [cite news |author= Associated Press|authorlink= Associated Press|title= St. Louis gets 2009 All-Star game|url= http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2007-01-15-busch-all-star-game_x.htm|work= Baseball|publisher= USA Today|date= 2007-01-16|accessdate=2008-07-18] [cite web |url= http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2732393|title= Selig signs off on 2009 All-Star Game for St. Louis|accessdate=2008-07-16|author= ESPN news services|date= 2007-01-16|work= |publisher=ESPN.com] The game will be the first all star game held in St. Louis since year when|1966|baseball. [cite web |url= http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070115&content_id=1779665&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb|title= St. Louis awarded 2009 All-Star Game|accessdate=2008-07-16 |last= Matthew|first= Leach|date= 2007-01-16|work= News|publisher=MLB.com] It will be the seventh All-Star Game to determine World Series home field advantage, with the American League winning all six games to date under this format. Currently, the National League leads, 40–37–2, but has not won since 1996.

Related events

*The DHL Fan Fest, an amusement park and a quasi-museum will be held July 10–14 at America's Center Convention Center.
*The All-Star Futures Game and the Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game will be held July 12 at Busch Stadium.
*The Gatorade Workout Day and State Farm Home Run Derby will also take place at Busch Stadium on July 13.
*The Chevrolet Red Carpet All-Star Parade will be held on the day of the game at a site to be announced.

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