For the first time since 1945, there will be no MLB All-Star Game in 2020, according to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Friday.
Without a season, and with no play in July until July 25, there really was no alternative other than to re-schedule the annual event. The game scheduled for July 14 at Dodger Stadium was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta’s Truist Park, home to the Braves since 2017.
Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer.“Once it became clear we were unable to hold this year’s All-Star festivities, we wanted to award the Dodgers with the next available All-Star Game, which is 2022,” baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.