The 1999 MLB All-Star Game at Fenway Park was an iconic event.
Not only did Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez dazzle fans with an MVP performance, Major League Baseball honored its All-Century Team before the game, including a special moment featuring Boston legend Ted Williams.
Red Sox fans have been wanting another All-Star Game at Fenway Park for some time, and according to The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham, the club is hoping to get one by the end of the next decade.
"The Sox are hoping to host the game in 2029 to mark the 30th anniversary of the last time," Abraham writes. "But they’re flexible on the year."
Abraham also noted "Team president Sam Kennedy is gathering information about MLB’s process for obtaining the game and will work with local officials about putting together a proposal."
It would have been cool if the Red Sox had hosted the All-Star Game in 2012 as part of Fenway Park's 100-year anniversary, but getting another in the near future would be great for the franchise, the city and the fans.
Boston, despite being the best sports city in the nation and having a team in each of the four major North American sports leagues, has hosted only two All-Star Games (1999 at Fenway and the 1996 NHL All-Star Game) since 1972.
Fenway Park has played host to the MLB All-Star Game in 1946, 1961 and 1999. The Midsummer Classic always is one of the marquee sporting events of the summer, and the Fenway Park backdrop certainly would add a special element to the game.
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