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COVID-19

Major League Baseball cancels All-Star game

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Major League Baseball has canceled its annual All-Star game for the first time since 1945.

The decision to cancel the July 14 ball game came as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has already interrupted the MLB season. The game was to be held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for the first time in 40 years. Instead, the stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic.

“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,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “I want to thank the Dodgers organization and the City of Los Angeles for being collaborative partners in the early stages of All-Star preparation and for being patient and understanding in navigating the uncertainty created by the pandemic. The 2022 All-Star celebration promises to be a memorable one with events throughout the city and at picturesque Dodger Stadium.”

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