The MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati: Things You May Not Know

We've been waiting for this weekend all summer: All-Star Weekend in Cincinnati is almost upon us. Five days of baseball, food, drinks, festivals, events, and parades begins Friday, July 10th. Here are some interesting facts you might not have known about this years All-Star Game and the ASG's history:

2015 All-Star Facts

  • Officials estimate that the All-Star game will bring about $60 million dollars into Cincinnati’s economy. 
  • Officials estimate more than 100,000 visitors will flood Cincinnati for the All-Star festivities.
  • MLB purchased more than 16,000 room nights at Downtown hotels—over 95% of the availability—for players, execs, officials, and journalists.
  • Metro will run a free shuttle service between Downtown and OTR to help people move around the city easily. The shuttle will run every 10-12 minutes.
  • The Cincinnati Police Department won’t be only ones keeping us safe—Cincinnati.com reports that “the Federal Aviation Administration will regulate air traffic, the Coast Guard will keep an eye on the river and the FBI will provide intelligence on potential threats from around the world"
  • Moerlein Lager House, located in the Banks, will have a menu of 30 beers during All-Star Week—one to represent every city that has an MLB team. 

MLB All-Star Game Facts

  • The first All-Star game was held on July 6, 1933 in Chicago. Babe Ruth hit the first home run and the American League team won.  
  • The only year there was no All-Star game was 1945. This was due to WWII. 
  • From 1959-1962, there were two All-Star games each year.
  •  In 1957, fanatical Reds fans in Cincy stuffed the All-Star voting ballot boxes, electing Reds players to all 8 starting positions. The Commissioner was not happy—he replaced 3 of the 8 elected starters and took the vote away from fans.
  • So from 1958 up until 1970, baseball fans did not have the right to vote for their favorite players. And you can thank the zeal of Reds fans in 1957 for the loss of suffrage.
  •  In 2002, the All-Star game ended in a tie because after 11 innings, both teams had run out of players.
  •  The National League has won 43 All-Star games; the American League, 39. There have only been 2 ties.
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