The 93rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game will take place on July 11th in Seattle, Washington at T-Mobile Park. The Midsummer Classic is an annual event that showcases the greatest MLB stars in the league. The last time the All-Star game was in Cincinnati was 2015 in the Great American Ball Park.
The Cincinnati Reds were the hosts of the 2015 All Star Game. Great American Ball Park was filled to capacity with over 43,000 fans in attendance to see the National League take on the American League. Sandy Koufax threw out the ceremonial first pitch to get things started.
Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout hit a lead-off home run in the top of the first off of Zach Greinke to begin his MVP night. The American League cruised to a 6-3 victory.
When was the last time the MLB All-Star Game was played in Cincinnati?
The 2015 All Star game saw only 13 base hits combined, with Andrew McCutchen and Brain Dozier joining Trout as the stars that cleared the fence.
As for the Cincinnati Reds, they were represented by third baseman Todd Frazier and closer Aroldis Chapman. While Frazier went 0-3 on the night, Chapman struck out three in his lone inning of work.
The Reds had a chance to add starter Johnny Cueto during the All-Star Game Final Vote leading up to the even, but the St. Louis Cardinals Carlos Martinez received the most votes for the National League. Future Reds third baseman was nominated to represent the American League.
Before 2015, Cincinnati hadn't hosted an All-Star game since 1988 at Riverfront Stadium. The American League won that Al-Star game as well by a final score of 2-1. The Reds had three All-Stars featured in the game; Barry Larkin, Chris Sabo, and Danny Jackson.
With the excitement that this young Reds team has brought to Cincinnati, fans are pumped for future Al-Star Games. Many of these young players appear destined to play in the Midsummer Classic. With the 2025 All-Star Game host city yet to be determined, maybe the Queen City can get another run!