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Some All-Star Game Notes

July 17, 2018

Tonight, slightly over eighty five years after the first such game, the big leagues’ All-Star Game will be held in Washington D.C.

In that first All-Star tilt, the one and only Babe Ruth hit the first home run and it propelled the American League All-Stars to a (4-2) win.

The last All-Star Game played in the U.S. capital was in 1969.

In that one, the great slugger, Willie McCovey hit two home runs in a National League victory.

That game, postponed from the night before, was played in the day, the last time the All Star Game played almost exclusively before nightfall through 1966, was held during daylight hours.


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