2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 90th Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The game was hosted by the Cleveland Indians and was played at Progressive Field on July 9, 2019, with the American League prevailing over the National League, 4–3.[1][2][3]

The decision to name Cleveland the host city was announced on January 27, 2017 by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. It was the sixth All-Star Game in Cleveland, and the first since 1997; this established the Indians as the team to have hosted the most All-Star Games, breaking a four-way tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cincinnati Reds, who have each hosted the game five times. It was also the first time since 2014 that an American League team has hosted the event.[1] That All-Star Game also coincided with the 25th anniversary of Progressive Field and made it the second All-Star Game hosted by that ballpark.[4] Alex Cora of the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox managed the American League, and Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers managed the National League for the second consecutive year.

2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
2019-MLB-ASG
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 5 0
American League 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 x 4 8 0
DateJuly 9, 2019
VenueProgressive Field
CityCleveland, Ohio
Managers
MVPShane Bieber (CLE)
Attendance36,747
Ceremonial first pitchCC Sabathia
TelevisionFox (United States)
MLB International (outside of the United States)
TV announcersJoe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci (Fox)
Dan Shulman and Buck Martinez (MLB International)
RadioESPN Radio
Radio announcersJon Sciambi and Chris Singleton

Fan balloting

Voting for the All-Star game was changed from previous years. "Primary" voting lasted from on May 28 to June 21. The "primary" determined the top three vote-getters at every infield position and top nine vote-getters in the outfield for both the American and National Leagues. From this group of finalists, fans determined the All-Star Game starters. Voting ran from June 26 to June 27.[5]

Unlike the format from previous years, which allowed fans to vote on a standard ballot up to 35 times, they could vote up to five times per day during the "primary" but only once during the final voting which determined the starting lineups. The "Starters Election" winners are highlighted below.[6]

The remainder of the rosters, including all pitchers, were selected by player vote and input from both managers.

Full rosters were announced on June 30.[7]

American League
Player Team
Catcher
Robinson Chirinos Astros
James McCann White Sox
Gary Sánchez Yankees
First baseman
C. J. Cron Twins
Carlos Santana Indians
Luke Voit Yankees
Second baseman
José Altuve Astros
Tommy La Stella Angels
DJ LeMahieu Yankees
Shortstop
Carlos Correa Astros
Jorge Polanco Twins
Gleyber Torres Yankees
Third baseman
Alex Bregman Astros
Hunter Dozier Royals
Gio Urshela Yankees
Outfield
Mookie Betts Red Sox
Michael Brantley Astros
Joey Gallo Rangers
Aaron Judge Yankees
Austin Meadows Rays
Josh Reddick Astros
Eddie Rosario Twins
George Springer Astros
Mike Trout Angels
Designated hitter
Nelson Cruz Twins
J. D. Martinez Red Sox
Hunter Pence Rangers
National League
Player Team
Catcher
Willson Contreras Cubs
Yasmani Grandal Brewers
Brian McCann Braves
First baseman
Josh Bell Pirates
Freddie Freeman Braves
Anthony Rizzo Cubs
Second baseman
Ozzie Albies Braves
Ketel Marte Diamondbacks
Mike Moustakas Brewers
Shortstop
Javier Báez Cubs
Trevor Story Rockies
Dansby Swanson Braves
Third baseman
Nolan Arenado Rockies
Kris Bryant Cubs
Josh Donaldson Braves
Outfield
Ronald Acuña Jr. Braves
Jason Heyward Cubs
Cody Bellinger Dodgers
Charlie Blackmon Rockies
Kyle Schwarber Cubs
Nick Markakis Braves
Joc Pederson Dodgers
Albert Almora Cubs
Christian Yelich Brewers

Rosters

National League

Elected starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Willson Contreras Cubs 2
1B Freddie Freeman Braves 4
2B Ketel Marte Diamondbacks 1
3B Nolan Arenado Rockies 5
SS Javier Báez Cubs 2
OF Ronald Acuña Jr. Braves 1
OF Cody Bellinger Dodgers 2
OF Christian Yelich Brewers 2
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Yasmani Grandal Brewers 2
C J. T. Realmuto Phillies 2
1B Pete Alonso Mets 1
1B Josh Bell Pirates 1
1B Max Muncy[F] Dodgers 1
2B Mike Moustakas Brewers 3
3B Kris Bryant Cubs 3
3B Anthony Rendon# Nationals 1
SS Paul DeJong Cardinals 1
SS Trevor Story Rockies 2
OF Charlie Blackmon Rockies 4
OF David Dahl Rockies 1
OF Jeff McNeil Mets 1
Pitchers
Player Team All-Star Games
Sandy Alcántara Marlins 1
Walker Buehler Dodgers 1
Luis Castillo Reds 1
Jacob deGrom Mets 3
Sonny Gray[J] Reds 2
Zack Greinke# Diamondbacks 6
Josh Hader# Brewers 2
Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 8
Hyun-jin Ryu Dodgers 1
Max Scherzer# Nationals 7
Will Smith Giants 1
Mike Soroka Braves 1
Felipe Vázquez[K] Pirates 2
Brandon Woodruff[L] Brewers 1
Kirby Yates Padres 1

American League

Elected starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Gary Sánchez Yankees 2
1B Carlos Santana Indians 1
2B DJ LeMahieu Yankees 3
3B Alex Bregman Astros 2
SS Jorge Polanco Twins 1
OF George Springer Astros 3
OF Mike Trout Angels 8
OF Michael Brantley Astros 4
DH Hunter Pence# Rangers 4
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C James McCann White Sox 1
1B José Abreu White Sox 3
1B Daniel Vogelbach Mariners 1
2B Tommy La Stella# Angels 1
2B Brandon Lowe[A]# Rays 1
2B Gleyber Torres[C] Yankees 2
3B Matt Chapman Athletics 1
SS Xander Bogaerts[D] Red Sox 2
SS Francisco Lindor Indians 4
OF Mookie Betts Red Sox 4
OF Joey Gallo Rangers 1
OF Austin Meadows Rays 1
OF Whit Merrifield Royals 1
DH J. D. Martinez[E] Red Sox 3
Pitchers
Player Team All-Star Games
José Berríos[B] Twins 2
Shane Bieber[G] Indians 1
Aroldis Chapman Yankees 6
Gerrit Cole Astros 3
Shane Greene Tigers 1
Lucas Giolito White Sox 1
Brad Hand Indians 3
Liam Hendriks[H] Athletics 1
John Means Orioles 1
Mike Minor# Rangers 1
Charlie Morton# Rays 2
Jake Odorizzi# Twins 1
Ryan Pressly Astros 1
Marcus Stroman# Blue Jays 1
Masahiro Tanaka[I] Yankees 2
Justin Verlander Astros 8

Roster notes

  1. ^ Brandon Lowe was named as the roster replacement for Tommy La Stella due to injury.[8]
  2. ^ José Berríos was named as the roster replacement for Jake Odorizzi due to injury.[8]
  3. ^ Gleyber Torres was named as the roster replacement for Brandon Lowe due to injury.[9]
  4. ^ Xander Bogaerts was named as the roster replacement for Hunter Pence due to injury.[8]
  5. ^ J. D. Martinez was named starter in place of Hunter Pence due to injury.[10]
  6. ^ Max Muncy was named as the roster replacement for Anthony Rendon due to injury.[11]
  7. ^ Shane Bieber was named as the roster replacement for Mike Minor due to Minor starting on Sunday.[11]
  8. ^ Liam Hendriks was named as the roster replacement for Charlie Morton due to Morton starting on Sunday.[11]
  9. ^ Masahiro Tanaka was named as the roster replacement for Marcus Stroman due to injury.[12]
  10. ^ Sonny Gray was named as the roster replacement for Max Scherzer due to injury.[12]
  11. ^ Felipe Vázquez was named as the roster replacement for Zack Greinke due to Greinke dealing with a personal matter.[12]
  12. ^ Brandon Woodruff was named as the roster replacement for Josh Hader due to injury.[12]
#: Indicates player would not play (replaced as per reference notes above).

Game summary

Starting lineup

National
Order Player Team Position
1 Christian Yelich Brewers LF
2 Javier Báez Cubs SS
3 Freddie Freeman Braves 1B
4 Cody Bellinger Dodgers RF
5 Nolan Arenado Rockies 3B
6 Josh Bell Pirates DH
7 Willson Contreras Cubs C
8 Ketel Marte Diamondbacks 2B
9 Ronald Acuña Jr. Braves CF
Hyun-jin Ryu Dodgers P
American
Order Player Team Position
1 George Springer Astros RF
2 DJ LeMahieu Yankees 2B
3 Mike Trout Angels CF
4 Carlos Santana Indians 1B
5 J. D. Martinez Red Sox DH
6 Alex Bregman Astros 3B
7 Gary Sánchez Yankees C
8 Michael Brantley Astros LF
9 Jorge Polanco Twins SS
Justin Verlander Astros P

Line score

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 8:15 pm (EDT)
Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 5 0
American League 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 X 4 8 0
Starting pitchers:
NL: Hyun-jin Ryu (LAD)
AL: Justin Verlander (HOU)
WP: Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) (1–0)   LP: Clayton Kershaw (LAD) (0–1)   Sv: Aroldis Chapman (NYY) (1)
Home runs:
NL: Charlie Blackmon (COL)
AL: Joey Gallo (TEX)
Attendance: 36,747 Time: 2:48
Umpires: HPMark Wegner (crew chief); 1BBrian O'Nora; 2BPhil Cuzzi; 3BTim Timmons; LFD. J. Reyburn; RFJordan Baker; Replay Official – Fieldin Culbreth
Boxscore

Host selection

Progressive Field, hours before Game 1 of the 2016 World Series. (30447294252)
Cleveland's on-field successes led to an appearance in the 2016 World Series, and the city's positive response to the event factored into its selection to host the 2019 All-Star Game.

Bidding for the 2019 All-Star Game began roughly five years before in 2014, according to Indians owner Paul Dolan. The selection of Cleveland to host the 2019 All-Star Game was heavily influenced by three major factors. The first involves recent improvement and growth throughout downtown Cleveland. The second factor is the recent success enjoyed by the Indians which culminated in an appearance in the 2016 World Series. Commissioner Manfred spoke highly of the city and its response to the World Series, stating that, "Cleveland's a baseball town and it will be a great host for the Midsummer Classic." Recent renovations and improvements in Progressive Field also influenced the decision to name the ballpark as the All-Star Game host for the second time. Estimates place the economic benefit Cleveland will see as the event's host city in the range of $60-65 million, an aspect of how Major League Baseball has a large impact on Cleveland's economy[1] The third was to give the Indians ownership some incentive to removing their long time, controversial logo and mascot Chief Wahoo. The polarizing Native American imagery was removed for the 2019 season, just in time for the All-Star festivities.[13]

This marks the sixth time the Cleveland Indians have hosted the All-Star Game, more than any other team. Likewise, this is the sixth All-Star Game played in Cleveland, the third most All-Star Games hosted by any city, only trailing New York (nine games hosted by four teams) and Chicago (seven games hosted by two teams).[14]

The Indians and Major League Baseball unveiled the electric guitar inspired logo for the 2019 All-Star Game on August 7, 2018.[15][16]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Bastian, Jordan (January 27, 2017). "Cleveland to host 2019 All-Star Game". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "American League wins MLB All-Star Game to extend winning streak to seven games". USA Today. 10 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ "AL holds off NL for 4-3 win in All-Star Game". ESPN. 10 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  4. ^ Snyder, Matt (January 27, 2017). "Cleveland Indians' Progressive Field to host 2019 MLB All-Star Game". CBS Sports. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  5. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/all-star-ballot-starters-election-vote
  6. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/all-star-ballot-starters-election-winners
  7. ^ https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2838367-2019-mlb-all-star-game-voting-date-start-time-new-rules-for-primary-format
  8. ^ a b c Simon, Andrew. "Lowe, Berrios, Bogaerts added to ASG roster". MLB.com. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  9. ^ Klemish, Dawn. "Gleyber Torres named to AL All-Star team". MLB. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  10. ^ Adams, Abigail (3 July 2019). "J.D. Martinez Named New Starting DH For American League All-Star Team". NESN.com. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  11. ^ a b c Casella, Paul. "Bieber, Hendriks, Muncy added to All-Star teams". MLB.com. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  12. ^ a b c d Kelly, Matt. "Woodruff, Tanaka, Vazquez, Gray join ASG rosters". MLB. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  13. ^ https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2018/01/31/Franchises/Indians.aspx
  14. ^ "All-Star Game History". Baseball Almanac.
  15. ^ Castrovince, Anthony (August 7, 2018). "Stars and strings: 2019 ASG logo unveiled". Indians.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  16. ^ "Major League Baseball and the Cleveland Indians unveil the official logo of the 2019 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard". MLB.com (Press release). MLB Advanced Media. August 7, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018. The official logo of the 2019 All-Star Game celebrates the rich culture of Cleveland. Here in the spiritual birthplace of Rock and Roll, baseball and music are brought together through the icon of a guitar. Baseball stitching creates the shape that hold the "Rock and Roll" stylized letters of the All-Star Game and its host. The MLB logo punctuates this stylized representation as the head of the guitar. The Club's colors of red and blue are joined with tones of gray used for depth and dimension, while the six strings of the guitar are cleverly used in theme art to recognize Cleveland's sixth time hosting the Midsummer Classic.

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