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2014 MLB All-Star game goes to Minnesota

2014 MLB All-Star game goes to Minnesota Click to Enlarge Photo: Christine Zalewski, Photos.com

Aug 30, 2012 at 7:05 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Commissioner Bud Selig says the 2014 All-Star game is coming to Minnesota because ''this is the right thing to do and this is the right place to be.''
 
Selig announced Wednesday that the Twins and Target Field will host the game. The Twins also hosted the game in 1965 at Metropolitan Stadium and 1985 at the Metrodome.
 
Bringing the All-Star game back to Minnesota has been widely anticipated ever since the Twins gained approval to build Target Field. The ballpark has been widely praised as one of the best in the game and Selig has long been close with the Pohlad family, which owns the Twins.
 
The game will be held at the New York Mets' Citi Field next season.

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