The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual event where the best players from the American League and National League come together for a star-studded exhibition game.
This season’s game was one of the most exciting showcases in recent memory and the result came down to the wire. So who won the MLB All-Star Game? Let’s take a look.
History of the All Star Game
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also known as the “Midsummer Classic,” is an annual professional baseball exhibition game between the National League and American League. It is traditionally held in July and typically played between players from different teams in each league.
The history of the All Star Game dates back to 1933, when the first incarnation of a midseason classic was held at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. Since then, the Mid Summer Classic has become a beloved tradition with many highlights over its more than 8 decades of play. The All Star Game is currently hosted in alternating stadiums throughout Major League Baseball every year, with some exceptions such as 3-year periods when it was part of a venue’s multiyear hosting agreement.
In addition to competing for bragging rights among all stars from each league, there are several MLB awards which winners earn through their play during the game itself. These include things like MVP (Most Valuable Player), Rookie Of The Year (for first year players on their way to stardom), and other honors like “Best Pitcher” or “Best Defender”. Recent editions of The Mid Summer Classic have often featured Derby Home Run Awards for longest home runs hit during the games leading up to and including that year’s event.
The 2020 MLP All Star Game will take place on Tuesday, July 14th at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
Who Won the MLB All Star Game
The 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game was held at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio on July 9, 2019. It was the 90th Major League Baseball All-Star Game and was celebrating its 50 year anniversary. This playoff exhibition game pitted players from the American League (AL) versus those from the National League (NL).
The AL took home the victory for this All-Star Game after a score of 4 to 3, with a walk-off single from Toronto Blue Jays’ slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. His single brought in Oakland Athletics’ catcher Nick Hundley with the winning run. Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber took home MVP honors as he allowed only one hit and struck out five NL batters over two innings pitched. Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger made two spectacular throws which assisted in quelling potential rallies in addition to Houston Astros outfielder George Springer’s solo home run earlier in the competition.
The rivalry between these two talented leagues continues to make for exciting action year after year!
2019 All Star Game
The 2019 MLB All Star Game was held at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio on July 9th and was broadcast to a national audience. It was a great game, with the American League winning the game in a 4-3 thriller. This was the first time the AL had won since 2016, and the win snapped the NL’s four-game winning streak in the All Star Game.
With great plays and lots of excitement, the 2019 All Star Game was sure to be remembered.
The 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was held at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio on July 9, 2019. This marked the sixth time the city of Cleveland has hosted the event, with the previous occasions occurring in 1935, 1954, 1963, 1981, and 1997. Progressive Field was also home to the 1997 All-Star Game which saw the American League defeat the National League 3–1.
The ballpark seats over 35,000 for baseball and has a capacity exceeding 37,000 for concerts. Established in 1994 as Jacobs Field (current name derived from 2008), it replaced Cleveland Municipal Stadium which had been home to two MLB teams since 1932 — The Cleveland Indians and The Cleveland Naps (later renamed as the Cleveland Indians).
The 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was held on July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. It marked the 90th anniversary of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and the third time that Progressive Field has hosted the event. This year’s game saw American League stars take on National League stars, representing a total of 30 teams from across the league.
Members from each team showcased their talents by playing 9 full innings of baseball over a 3 hour span. The American League won 4-3, with Omar Narvaez (Seattle Mariners) scoring two home runs and receiving a double from Joey Gallo (Texas Rangers). After players received nearly $64,000 in bonus money for participating in the game, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander was honored as this year’s MVP after throwing three shutout innings while striking out seven batters.
As is tradition, fans and players alike celebrated following the contest with a massive fireworks display over Cleveland’s picturesque skyline.
The 2019 MLB All-Star Game was held on July 9th at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The National League broke their losing streak as they defeated the American League 4-3. Twenty eight players were deemed All-Stars and each league was represented by 14 players, including all nine offensive positions.
National League Players:
Catcher – Willson Contreras (Chicago Cubs)
First Base – Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves)
Second Base – Ketel Marte (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Third Base – Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies)
Shortstop – Javier Baez (Chicago Cubs)
Outfielders – Christian Yelich (Milwaukee Brewers), Cody Bellinger (Los Angeles Dodgers), Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves), Charlie Blackmon (Colorado Rockies).
Designated Hitter/Pinch Hitter – Josh Bell (Pittsburgh Pirates).
Pitchers – Trevor Bauer, Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Kirby Yates, Mike Soroka, Max Scherzer and Seth Lugo.
American League Players:
Catcher Wilson Ramos(New York Mets)
First Base Carlos Santana(Cleveland Indians)
Second Base DJ LeMahieu(New York Yankees)
Third Base Alex Bregman(Houston Astros
Shortstop Jorge Polanco(Minnesota Twins
Outfielders Mookie Betts(Boston Red SoxMike Trout(Los Angeles Angels Joey Gallo(Texas Rangers George SpringerHouston Astros
Designated Hitter/Pinch Hitter Hunter Pence Texas Rangers
Pitchers Gerrit ColeJustin Verlander Shane BieberCharlie Morton Brad Hand Brad Peacock Lucas Giolito Aaron Sanchez Jorge Lopez Merrill Kelly Aroldis Chapman Elvis Andrus