2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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National League
American League
DateJuly 15, 2014
VenueTarget Field
CityMinneapolis, Minnesota
ManagersNational League - Mike Matheny (STL)
American League - John Farrell (BOS)
TelevisionFox
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2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
2014 Twins All-Star Game Logo.png
123456789RHE
National League
American League
DateJuly 15, 2014
VenueTarget Field
CityMinneapolis, Minnesota
ManagersNational League - Mike Matheny (STL)
American League - John Farrell (BOS)
TelevisionFox
2013Major League Baseball All-Star Game2015 >

The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the 85th edition of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It will be held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the home of the Minnesota Twins.[1][2] This marks the third time that the Twin Cities have hosted the All-Star Game. Metropolitan Stadium hosted the game in 1965, while the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome hosted the game in 1985. It will be televised in the United States on Fox as part of a new eight-year deal. In preparation for the game the Twin Cities' transit company, MetroTransit, has announced that the new METRO Green Line light-rail between downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul will begin service on June 14.[3]

Host selection[edit]

The Chicago Cubs were the only other team bidding for the 2014 All-Star Game.[4] Although typically the leagues rotate hosts every year, except for 2006 and 2007, which were hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants, respectively, (with 2014 being the American League's turn), Chicago hoped an exception would have been made for Wrigley Field to honor their ballpark's centennial (1990 was the last time Wrigley hosted the All-Star game).[5] The National League had however already recently hosted consecutive all star games in 2006-07.

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