MLB All Star Game Tickets
It is never too early to start planning for the MLB All Star Game 2017. It will take place the week of July 9 in Miami, Florida, at the Marlin Parks. Marlin Giancarlo Stanton stunned in last year's Home Run derby, scoring a record 61 homers. It is up to this year's contenders to see if they can best this number. There will be plenty more happening in Miami during the week as the National League and American league's best players battle for bragging rights. Last year went to the AL, so the NL will be looking for some revenge. Be sure to get your tickets early so that you do not miss a minute of the excitement.
2017 MLB All Star Game News
As the regular season heads into the second week, the events of the upcoming All Star Week are still in full planning mode. The look for this year’s jerseys will be including lots of orange and blue colors, which is appropriate because the Miami Marlins have hosting duties. The National League will be in orange and the American League in blue, and each player will have a star-shaped patch on the sleeves of their jersey with a number that indicates how many years they’ve participated in the MLB All Star Game. Though the events don’t happen until July, it’s never too early to start planning your trip to Marlins Park. We have tickets for the All Star game on sale now for $460 and up.
About MLB All Star Game Tickets
The MLB All Star Game – often referred to as the "Midsummer Classic" – is a game featuring outstanding players chosen from National and American league teams, who oppose each other, league against league. Arch Ward, a Chicago Tribune sports editor, is credited with promoting the first All Star Game, which was held in Chicago in 1933 in conjunction with the Century of Progress Exposition.
The All Star Game is held each July – two annual games were played from 1959 to 1962. Most of the gate receipts are donated to the player's pension fund. Similar contests are conducted in American professional football and basketball, as well as on various amateur levels of these and other sports.
The All Star Game venue is chosen by MLB and traditionally alternates between the two leagues every year. The home team is the league in which the host franchise plays its games. The two managers are traditionally the managers of the previous season's two World Series teams.
MLB fans vote on the starting position players for the All Star Game. As of 2004, pitchers and back-up position players are elected by other players, with the team's managers deciding how to fill any empty slots. Each MLB team is guaranteed to have at least one player selected to participate.
The Home Run Derby, a contest among the sport's top home run hitters, is played on the day before the All Star Game. In the 2002 All Star Game, following a highly controversial tie when both teams ran out of pitchers in the 11th inning, the MLB changed the rules to give the All Star Game new meaning and additional incentive for victory.
As of July 2004, for the 2003-2004 seasons, the MLB team that won the All Star Game was to be given home-field advantage for the World Series. Previously, home-field advantage in the World Series alternated between the two leagues each year.