Monday, July 7, 2014

Mid-Summer Baseball Classic-

Baseball has always been more than just a game. A part of the fabric of American culture and tradition rich in legends, folklore and history, baseball is a never-ending story where every game is a new nine-inning chapter of superstar players that stand out above the rest. They are the ones that bring the fans out to the ballpark and baseball is the game that brings them all together. Major League Baseball’s 2014 All-Star Game will be held on Tuesday, July 15th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 85th game will be the first time the Midsummer Classic has taken place at Target Field. It’s the Twins’ sixth ballpark since their start as the Washington Senators. Their first stadium in Minnesota is now the site of Mall of America. We have the book “The Twins at the Met” by Bob Showers, which is packed with fond recollections and candid comments from those who were there. Also in our collection is “Target Field: The New Home of the Minnesota Twins.” This 2010 book by Steve Berg explores with first-hand insight the long journey to getting a new ballpark. Do you remember it was twelve years ago that the All Star game was held in Milwaukee’s beautiful Miller Park? The Brewers were represented by Richie Sexson and Jose Hernandez. The game controversially ended in a 7-7 tie when both teams ran out of players.

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