2021 All-Star Game

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The 2021 All-Star Game, the 91st edition, is scheduled to be played at Truist Park in Atlanta, GA on July 13, 2021. It will mark the resumption of the Midsummer Classic after a one-year hiatus, as the 2020 edition, scheduled to be played in Dodger Stadium, had to be scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic which wiped out 60 percent of the 2020 MLB season. As Atlanta was already well advanced in its preparations to host the 2021 game, Major League Baseball decided to let the city remain the host, and to award the 2022 All-Star Game to Los Angeles, to make up for the one it had lost.

MLB also announced that the 2021 amateur draft would be held in Atlanta in conjunction with the game, breaking with the tradition that it take place in early June. This change was made to give the draft a higher profile, and not have it take place before the College World Series. The logo for the game was unveiled on September 24, 2021, by Commissioner Rob Manfred in the presence of Atlanta Braves all-time great Hank Aaron.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Mark Bowman: "MLB, Braves unveil 2021 All-Star Game logo", mlb.com, September 24, 2020. [1]

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