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The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game was one of the “Century of Progress” celebrations at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. The matchup, intended to showcase the best players in baseball, was called the “Game Of The Century.” It was planned as a one-time event, but the first face-off between the National League (NL) and American League (AL) was so well received that it became a tradition. 

Today, the annual exhibition allows players to compete at the peak of the season in front of a roaring crowd of thousands. This year’s big event will take place on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. GoTickets makes it easy for you to score seats, so don’t miss out! Reserve your All-Star Game tickets as soon as you can, and get ready to create unforgettable memories with your favorite fellow fans.

Major League Baseball All-Star Selection

Every MLB team must be represented in the All-Star Game, and each league has 32 players managed by the previous year’s World Series manager. Players are chosen in two phases of voting. Phase 1 lasts just over a month, mostly in June, and the top position players voted by fans are guaranteed a spot in the starting lineup. In Phase 2, also known as the All-Star Ballot Finals, the next two highest vote-getters in each position are put on a new ballot, with top vote-getters moving on. 

To round out the teams, the Commissioner's Office and players select pitchers and position players for each team. Ballots from players account for eight pitchers (five starters and three relievers for each league) and one backup for each position. The Commissioner’s Office selects six players in the National League and six in the American League, as well as any replacements for players unable to participate. Finally, the All-Star team managers select their starting pitchers.

10 Interesting Facts About the MLB All-Star Game

  1. Hall of Famer Hank Aaron set a record with 21 consecutive All-Star seasons. In all, he made 25 appearances in 23 years since two All-Star Games were held each season between 1959 and 1962. “The Hammer” represented the National League during his time with the Braves (1954–74) and the American League during his seasons with the Brewers (1975–1976).

  2. In 89 years, only one grand slam has ever been hit during the mid-summer classic. In 1983, Fred Lynn of the California Angels launched in the bottom of the 3rd inning. It was the 50th Anniversary of the All-Star Game, and his historic hit helped the American League team prevail, ending a record-setting eleven-year National League win streak.

  3. Two All-Star Games have ended in ties. The 1961 game was called due to rain, and in 2002, the Commissioner ended the game when both teams ran out of available pitchers. Now, if the score is tied after nine innings, each manager will choose three batters to take part in a second Home Run Derby. The league with the highest HR totals after three rounds is the winner.

  4. The youngest player to appear in an All-Star Game was 19-year-old Dwight Gooden, a rookie pitcher from the New York Mets (NL). Bryce Harper, representing the Washington Nationals (NL), was also 19 when he played in 2012. At 47 years and seven days, pitcher Satchel Paige of the St. Louis Browns (now Cardinals) was the oldest All-Star to take the field.

  5. In 1981, the largest crowd in All-Star Game history was recorded at Municipal Stadium in Ohio. 72,086 baseball fans filled the home field of the Cleveland Indians (now Guardians) that year. The smallest attendance was a mere 25,556 at Braves Field in 1936. That site is now home to Nickerson Field, where the Boston University Terriers soccer and lacrosse teams play.

  6. Currently, the main perk of an All-Star Game win is pride. Helping their league earn the win is the driving force for present-day participants. However, between 2003 and 2016, the winner of the All-Star Game decided home-field advantage in the World Series. In 2017, the controversial rule was eliminated in favor of allowing the team with the better record to have the advantage.

  7. The first All-Star Game MVP was named in 1962, and Maury Wills of the Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) earned the honor. Only five players have won the award twice: Gary Carter, Steve Garvey, Willie Mays, Cal Ripken Jr., and Mike Trout. Derek Jeter is the only player ever to be named All-Star Game and World Series MVP in one season.

  8. The MLB All-Star Game venue is chosen by a committee. Over the life of the event, NYC has served as the host more than any other city. Five different stadiums in the Big Apple have seen All-Star action, with Yankee Stadium hosting four of New York City’s nine games. The only franchise that has not yet hosted the exhibition is Tampa Bay.

  9. In 1982, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played outside of the United States for the first time. Players headed to Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, home of the Montreal Expos of the National League. The game returned to Canada in 1991 when it was hosted by the Toronto Blue Jays at the SkyDome.

  10. Five sets of brothers have started an All-Star Game together: Mort Cooper (Cardinals) and Walker Cooper (Cardinals) in 1942 and 1943, Dixie Walker (Dodgers) and Harry Walker (Phillies) in 1947, Joe DiMaggio (Yankees) and Dom DiMaggio (Red Sox) in 1949, Roberto Alomar (Orioles) and Sandy Alomar Jr. (Indians) in 1991 and 1992, and Willson Contreras (Cubs) and William Contreras (Braves) in 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Major League Baseball All-Star Game?

The MLB All-Star Game is an annual matchup that pits the best players in the National League against the best players in the American League. The winners walk away with bragging rights for a year!

When is the MLB All-Star Game?

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game takes place every year, mid-way through the season, on the second or third Tuesday of July. Since 1933, the only years without an All-Star Game were 1945 and 2020.

Where can I buy tickets for the MLB All-Star Game?

You can find available seats for the MLB All-Star Game, Home Run Derby, World Series, and all regular-season and postseason games at Every secure sale is backed by a buyer guarantee.

Who manages the teams in the MLB All-Star Game?

MLB All-Star teams are led by the managers of the National and American League franchises that played in the last World Series. Although these coaches once also picked players, that is no longer the case.

How are Major League Baseball All-Stars selected?

Players in the All-Star Game are determined by two fan votes, player ballots, and the league office. Voting typically takes place between the end of May and the end of June. All teams must be represented.

How much are MLB All-Star Game tickets?

MLB All-Star Game ticket prices depend on the participants, location, date, time, and overall demand. Check for available options, and reserve the perfect seats before they’re gone!