Mid-Summer Classic Coming to Cleveland

posted by Ron Potesta -

Though the official announcement won't be made until tomorrow, the 2019 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

This will be the second time that the All-Star Game will be played at Progressive Field.  The last time Cleveland hosted the Mid-Summer Classic was 1997.  The American League beat the National League that night 3-1.  Sandy Alomar was named MVP.

In total, this will be the sixth time the city of Cleveland has hosted the All-Star Game.  Cleveland Municipal Stadium was the site of the 1935, '54, '63 and 1981 All-Star Game.  The 1981 Mid-Summer Classic was the first game played following a contentious strike.  That night, over 72,000 fans welcomed back the game.

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