LOS ANGELES — From stadium to sea, theTuesday's announcements were made for the MLB All-Star Game this summer, which will be the franchise's first appearance as host in 42-years.
Dodger Stadium was scheduled to be the venue in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the schedule and the game had to be canceled. Denver hosted last year's match.
Events will begin July 15th at the Santa Monica Pier, 18 miles west from Chavez Ravine, and LA Live in downtown Los Angeles' stadium.
Stan Kasten, the team president, said that no city and no fan has supported their team more than the Dodgers. “They are hungry to see this game, and they are excited that it is finally happening.”
July 19th is the All-Star Game.
Dodgers ace: “I hope that I make it,”, an eight-time All-Star. “All the road teams who come in to Dodger Stadium, they all say it's a great stadium. We are excited to share it.”
The Dodgers will pay tribute to Jackie Robinson, who wore the No. 42 in celebration of their 42-year history as hosts. 42 years old when he broke the color barrier for baseball with the team 75 years ago. Rachel, his widow turns 100 on this day of the All-Star Game.
Jackie and all of the other players that made it possible, there was a lot of opportunity.” Dodgers right fieldersaid.
For the first time, the Futures Game will be played and the celebrity softball match will take place on Saturday.
The Home Run Derby takes place on July 18. On the same day, workouts will take place.
Play Ball Park will be at LA Live and feature softball and baseball, music, and a red carpet where All-Star players and their families can strut before being taken to Dodger Stadium. A few indoor events will take place at the nearby convention centre.
Sunday night's MLB draft will take place at LA Live's outdoor plaza.
Fans can enjoy free events at the Santa Monica Pier or nearby beach from Friday to Sunday. These include instruction youth baseball and softball as well as a daily yoga class, a baseball-themed sandsculpture, and a daily yoga class. On the pier, there will be pitching and hitting cages. MLB will be joining Heal the Bay for a beach cleanup in July 16.
In 1980, the Dodgers hosted the All-Star Game. They had four players: Steve Garvey and Davey Lopes; Bill Russell and Jerry Reuss. The winning pitcher was Jerry Reuss. 4-2, the National League defeated the American League. Rick Honeycutt, the future Dodgers' pitching coach, was an AL relief pitcher.
After moving from Brooklyn to the West Coast, the Dodgers hosted the first game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1959. Dodger Stadium was the third-oldest stadium in major leagues. It opened in 1962.