LA Dodgers set to host 1st All-Star Game in decades

A detailed photo of a base All-Star on the field before the MLB-USA Baseball High School All-American game at Dodger Stadium on Friday July 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

The 92nd MLB All-Star Game is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19 on FOX, with the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting for the first time in 42 years.

Dodger Stadium had been scheduled as a 2020 venue before the COVID-19 pandemic shortened the schedule and the game was canceled. Last year’s game was in Denver.

The stadium, LA Live in downtown Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Pier located 18 miles west of Chavez Ravine were the settings for the events that began on Friday.

From Friday to Sunday, on the Santa Monica Pier and on the nearby beach, fans can attend free events including baseball and softball lessons for young people, a daily yoga class and themed sand sculptures. baseball. Batting and pitching cages will be installed on the pier. MLB joined Heal the Bay in hosting a July 16 beach cleanup.

The MLB draft begins Sunday night at LA Live’s outdoor plaza. The Home Run Derby is July 18, practice sessions on the same day will take place. And the All-Star Game is Tuesday night, July 19.

Capitalizing on the 42 years since their home, the Dodgers will pay tribute to Jackie Robinson, who wore No. 42 when he broke the baseball color barrier with the franchise 75 years ago. His widow, Rachel, celebrates her 100th birthday on the day of the All-Star Game.

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The Dodgers last hosted the All-Star Game in 1980, when they had four selections: Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Jerry Reuss, who was the winning pitcher. The National League defeated the American League, 4-2. Future Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt was an AL reliever.

The Dodgers first hosted the game in 1959 when they played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after moving from Brooklyn to the West Coast. Dodger Stadium, the third oldest of the major tournaments, only opened in 1962.

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When is the 2022 MLB All-Star Game?

The MLB All-Star Game begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 19.

It will air on FOX.

Who is playing in the 2022 MLB All-Star Game?

The rosters for the Baseball Mid-Summer Show were announced last week.

Here is a complete list of American League and National League All-Star team rosters. An asterisk is for players who are inactive or have opted out of the game.

MLB American League All-Stars

Elected starters
C: Alejandro Kirk (TOR)
1B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR)
2B: Jose Altuve (HOU)
3B: Raphael Devers (BOS)
SS: Tim Anderson (CFS)
FROM: Aaron Judge (NYY)
FROM: Mike Trout (LAA)
FROM: Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)
DH: Shohei Ohtani (LAA)

Inherited selection
DH: Miguel Cabrera (DET)

Reservations
C: Jose Trevino (NYY)
1B: Luis Arraez (MIN)
2B: Andrés Gimenez (CLE)
3B: Jose Ramirez (CLE)
SS: Xander Bogaerts (BOS)
SS: Corey Seager (TEX)+
FROM: Byron Buxton (MIN)
FROM: Kyle Tucker (HOU)
FROM: George Springer (TOR)*
FROM: Andrew Benintendi (KC)
FROM: Julio Rodriguez (SEA)
DH: Yordan Alvarez (HOU)*
DH: JD Martinez (BOS)+

Starting pitchers
LHP: Shane McClanahan (VG)
HRP: Justin Verlander (HOU)
HPR: Alek Manoah (TOR)
LHP: Nestor Cortes (NYY)
HPR: Gerrit Cole (NYY)
RHP: Shohei Ohtani (LAA)
RHP: Paul Blackburn (OAK)
LHP: Martín Perez (TEX)
LHP: Framber Valdez (HOU)

relievers
RHP: Clay Holmes (NYY)
HRP: Emmanuel Clase (CLE)
RHP: Jorge Lopez (BAL)
LHP: Gregory Soto (DET)

National League All-Stars

Elected starters
C: Willson Contreras (CHC)
1B: Paul Goldschmidt (STL)
2B: Jazz Chisholm Jr. (MIA)
3B: Manny Machado (SD)
SS: Trea Turner (LAD)
FROM: Ronald Acuña Jr. (ATL)
FROM: Joc Pederson (SF)
FROM: Mookie Betts (LAD)
DH: Bryce Harper (PHI)*

Inherited selection
1B: Albert Pujols (STL)

Reservations
C: Travis d’Arnaud (ATL)
1B: Pete Alonso (NYM)
1B: CJ Cron (COL)
2B: Jeff McNeil (NYM)
3B: Nolan Arenado (STL)
SS: Dansby Swanson (ATL)
FROM: Kyle Schwarber (PHI)
FROM: Starling Marte (NYM)
FROM: Ian Happ (CHC)
FROM: Juan Soto (WSH)
DH: William Contreras (ATL) – will start with Harper sidelined
DH: Garrett Cooper (MIA)+

This story was reported from Detroit. The Associated Press and Daniel Miller of FOX television station contributed.

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