LOS ANGELES (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Major League Baseball made it official on Friday — cancelling the 2020 All-Star Game due to concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The cancellation means Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer.READ MORE: Southeast Alliance Community Care Team To Address Public Mental Health Response Needs
The game was scheduled for July 14. After the announcement Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta’s Truist Park, home of the Braves since 2017.
Because of the pandemic, opening day has been delayed from March 26 to July 23 or 24. Camps officially reopened on Friday as players prepare for the 60-game regular season.READ MORE: After Rise In Auto Thefts, Tarrant County Cracking Down On Car Thieves
This will be the first time since 1945 that no game will be held. Travel restrictions because of World War II kept the game scheduled for Boston’s Fenway Park and any player selections from taking place that year. It was pushed back to the next season.
The Dodgers hosted the only the Mid-Summer Classic in Dodger Stadium history in 1980, won 4-2 by the National League.MORE NEWS: Derick Tobar-Gonzalez Sentenced For Stalking, Kidnapping, Raping Ex-Girlfriend
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