All Star 28 Countdown

June 15, 1993

The architect of the first All-Star Game was Arch Ward, former sports editor of the Chicago Tribune. In 1933, Ward convinced his publisher and baseball's leadership that a game matching the best players from the American and National leagues would be a fitting attraction for the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago.

"The Game of the Century" was set for July 6, with Comiskey Park chosen over Wrigley Field by the flip of the coin. When the first game was played, media coverage was very limited. Some major-league teams didn't even have one newspaper reporter from their home city in attendance. At this year's game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, more than 700 writers, photographers and broadcasters are expected.

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