Expect a lot of Pete Rose talk, Ken Griffey Jr. love and an epic Home Run Derby in 2015, when Major League Baseball plans All-Star Game festivities for the Queen City of Cincinnati. Reporter John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer has the scoop, reporting that commissioner Bud Selig will make a formal announcement Wednesday.
It’s been 25 years since the Cincinnati Reds hosted an All-Star Game, and that was at the donut-shaped Riverfront Stadium. In 1988, the AL won a pitchers’ duel 2-1 , with Terry Steinbach taking home MVP honors thanks to a solo home run against Dwight Gooden. And it didn’t even win home-field advantage for the Oakland Athletics in the World Series. We just weren’t savvy enough in those pre-Selig-as-commish days.
Nor did we have Great American Ball Park.
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