From The Tribune staff reports
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game will not be played in 2020, due to health concerns created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The MLB announced the cancelation on Friday morning.
This marks the first time MLB has skipped an All-Star Game since World War II (1945). The decision was expected and comes just days after MLB canceled the 2020 Minor League Baseball season.
This year’s Midsummer Classic was scheduled to take place at Dodger Stadium on July 14. Los Angeles will host the All-Star Game in 2022 instead. The game will be played at Atlanta’s Truist Park in 2021.
With the regular season greatly shortened, players will be working through preseason camp during the All-Star Game’s original July 14 date. The 2020 season is expected to begin on July 23, with 60 games scheduled for each of the league’s 30 teams.