Today, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Mets owner Fred Wilpon announced that the All-Star Game is coming to Citi Field on July 16, 2013.
It will mark the first time the ASG has come to Queens since Shea Stadium’s inaugural season in 1964. In that game Johnny Callison hit a walk-off home run to give the National League a 7-4 victory.
“The Mets have been great; this is really a very, very happy day,” Selig said. “I know for the citizens of this great city and state, they will enjoy this immensely.”
Wilpon joked that he wished Selig would let him host the World Series at Citi as well.
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