2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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National League
American League
Date July 15, 2014
Venue Target Field
City Minneapolis, Minnesota
Managers National League - Mike Matheny (STL)
American League - John Farrell (BOS)
Television Fox
Radio ESPN
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The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the 85th edition of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It will be held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the home of the Minnesota Twins.[1][2] This marks the third time that the Twin Cities have hosted the All-Star Game; Metropolitan Stadium hosted the game in 1965, while the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome hosted the game in 1985. It will be televised in the United States on Fox as part of a new eight-year deal. In preparation for the game the Twin Cities' transit company, MetroTransit, completed the new METRO Green Line light-rail between downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul, and began service on June 14, 2014.[3]

Host selection[edit]

The Chicago Cubs were the only other team bidding for the 2014 All-Star Game.[4] Although typically the leagues rotate hosts every year, except for 2006 and 2007, which were hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants, respectively, (with 2014 being the American League's turn), Chicago hoped an exception would have been made for Wrigley Field to honor their ballpark's centennial (1990 was the last time Wrigley hosted the All-Star game).[5]

Fan balloting[edit]

Starters[edit]

Balloting for the 2014 All-Star Game starters began online April 24 and ended on July 3. The top vote-getters at each position (including the designated hitter for the American League) and the top three among outfielders, were named the starters for their respective leagues. The results were announced on July 6.

Final roster spot[edit]

After the rosters were finalized, a second ballot of five players per league was created for the All-Star Final Vote to determine the 34th and final player of each roster. The online balloting was conducted from July 6 through July 10.

Player Team Pos. Player Team Pos.
American League National League
Dallas Keuchel Astros P Casey McGehee Marlins 3B
Corey Kluber Indians P Justin Morneau Rockies 1B
Rick Porcello Tigers P Anthony Rendon Nationals 2B
Garrett Richards Angels P Anthony Rizzo Cubs 1B
Chris Sale White Sox P Justin Upton Braves OF

Rosters[edit]

  1. ^ Salvador Perez was named starter in place of Matt Wieters due to injury.[6]
  2. ^ Kurt Suzuki was named as the roster replacement for Wieters.[6]
  3. ^ Jeff Samardzija was elected as a member of the Cubs, but was traded to the Athletics on July 4.
  4. ^ Kyle Seager was named as a replacement for Edwin Encarnación due to injury.
  5. ^ Koji Uehara was named as a replacement for Masahiro Tanaka due to injury.
  6. ^ Erick Aybar was named as a replacement for Alex Gordon due to injury.
  7. ^ Miguel Montero was named as a replacement for Yadier Molina due to injury.
  8. ^ Jonathan Lucroy was named starter in place of Yadier Molina due to injury.
  9. ^ Ian Kinsler was named as a replacement for Víctor Martínez due to injury.
#: Indicates player would not play (replaced as per reference notes above).

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