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2013 MLB All-Star Game Tickets
Many fans based in New York and throughout the baseball world have already been purchasing their 2013 MLB All-Star Game tickets in high numbers from QueenBeeTickets.com. The organization is pleased to offer seats right behind home plate for those wanting to splurge on this event being held on July 16 at Citi Field. There are also plenty of 2013 MLB All-Star Game tickets for purchase in other areas of the stadium.
This game was awarded to the New York Mets in May 2012. It will be the first played in New York since the Yankees played host to the 2008 contest, a dramatic 4-3 win for the American League in 15 innings. With a game time of 4:50, the longest in the game’s history, the fans definitely received their money’s worth that evening. Although extra innings are obviously not guaranteed in 2013, fans should expect an exciting, fun night of baseball.
Those who purchase 2013 MLB All-Star Game tickets from QueenBeeTickets.com will be entering a facility that replaced Shea Stadium, the home of the Mets from 1964-2008. The new facility was built in the old one’s parking lot next to USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the home of the US Open, one of tennis’ biggest tournaments. The stadium is easily accessible by public transportation, most notably the 7 train from Times Square in Manhattan.
Fans with 2013 MLB All-Star Game tickets likely watched the 2012 contest from Kansas City, Mo. It was hosted by the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. The NL team scored five runs in the first and cruised from there for a comfortable 8-0 win to earn its league champion home-field advantage at the 2012 Fall Classic. The NL champion San Francisco Giants would defeat the Detroit Tigers in a 4-0 sweep in the World Series that year. Read More
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All of baseball’s best players come together one time a year, and QueenBeeTickets.com is pleased to offer discount MLB All-Star Game tickets to this event. Major League Baseball takes four days off from its regular season for this contest that takes place on the second Tuesday in July. One exciting aspect to this game is that the winner of the Midsummer Classic between the American and National League All-Stars earns home-field advantage for that league's champion in the World Series later that year.
The first All-Star Game was held in 1933 at Comiskey Park, the home of the Chicago White Sox. Arch Ward is credited with coming up with the idea. Although this was intended to be the only edition, it received such fanfare that a second one was quickly scheduled, and it has been held on an annual basis ever since. Many who will take advantage of the discount MLB All-Star Game tickets that QueenBeeTickets.com has available know about Carl Hubbell’s amazing game at the 1934 event. He incredibly struck out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in succession.
Comiskey Park was also the site of the first extra-inning contest in the game's history. Any fans who purchased discount MLB All-Star Game tickets for this game in 1950 received the bonus of a 14-inning contest, a 4-3 win for the NL squad. The winning team also dramatically tied the contest in the ninth inning when Ralph Kiner hit a home run.
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Those who purchased MLB All-Star Game tickets for sale in 1959, 1960, 1961 or 1962 had the choice of two games each year. Sometimes the games were a month apart, and on other occasions the games were played as close as two days apart. However, this ended as fan interest in the games appeared to be declining because of the overexposure. There have been at least one All-Star Game held every season with the exception of 1945 due to severe World War II travel restrictions that year.
One of the exciting changes that has been made was giving the winning league home-field advantage for its champion in the World Series. This first went into effect in 2003 to the delight of those with MLB All-Star Game tickets for sale for that contest. This historic game was also hosted by the Chicago White Sox, this time at U.S. Cellular Field. The AL team pulled out a 7-6 win that evening.
Many of those who will purchase MLB All-Star Game tickets for sale will have helped decide who will start in the contest as fan voting determines every starter except for pitcher. This has been the case off and on since 1947. Players, coaches and managers select the rest of the players with the exception of the 33rd and final player on each roster. Fans are then given the opportunity to vote from a list of five players provided by each All-Star team’s manager.
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The best deal for those who purchased MLB All-Star Game tickets online came in 2008 as that game went 15 innings. It tied the All-Star Game record for most innings and set the mark for longest by time at 4:50. It was played at Yankee Stadium in New York and was tied 3-3 entering the ninth inning. However, both teams then fell into hitting slumps as neither team scored the following six innings before the AL team won it, 4-3, in the 15th.
The 1967 contest also went 15 innings. It was played at Anaheim Stadium in California and was a fascinating pitcher’s dual throughout. The NL scored a lone run in the second off of a home run by Dick Allen, and the AL equalized in the sixth with a solo blast by Brooks Robinson. Zero after zero followed for the next eight innings until the NL squad won it, 2-1, with a Tony Perez home run in the 15th.
Baseball fans who love the long bombs have enjoyed watching the MLB Home Run Derby the evening prior to the All-Star Game ever since the inaugural 1985 event. Many fans looking for MLB All-Star Game tickets online are going to also want to purchase seats for the exciting Home Run Contest, and those are available at QueenBeeTickets.com as well. Bobby Abreu has the record for most home runs during the Derby as he hit 41 during the 2005 event.
History of MLB All-Star Games
Fans who purchase MLB All-Star Game tickets online from QueenBeeTickets.com will witness the awarding of the All-Star Game MVP Award following the contest. This trophy has been presented since Maury Wills of the Los Angeles Dodgers received it following an outstanding outing in the first All-Star Game of 1962. He scored two runs and had a hit after entering in the sixth inning of a 3-1 win for the NL squad.
The series between these teams has been pretty even over the years, and fans of both squads who have purchased MLB All-Star Game tickets for sale have been delighted at some spectacular winning streaks. The NL squad won 11 in a row from 1972-82, and the AL team pleased its fans who purchased MLB All-Star Game tickets online by claiming 12 straight from 1997-2009 (the 2002 game ended in a tie).
Those who purchased discount MLB All-Star Game tickets over the years have gone to a couple of former stadiums four times apiece: the old Yankee Stadium and Cleveland Stadium. No stadium has hosted this game more times. In fact, the city of New York has hosted the contest eight times in four different venues heading into the 2013 campaign. Teams that have played host to both the All-Star Game and the World Series in the same year number just eight. Cleveland most recently did it in 1997 in Progressive Field.
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