American League will host All-Star Game in '08

Updated: July 12, 2005, 6:28 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- After being played in National League cities in consecutive years, baseball's All-Star game will return to an American League site in 2008.

Next year's game will be at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and the 2007 game is scheduled for SBC Park in San Francisco, the former Pacific Bell Park.

Baseball had alternated leagues each year since 1963, when the sport abandoned a four-year experiment of having two All-Star games per season. Commissioner Bud Selig had said he wanted to feature new ballparks.

"'08 will be an American League city, '10 will be an American League city," Selig said before Tuesday night's All-Star game at Comerica Park. "We're going to go back to that."

Selig said the AL may get consecutive games in the future because it missed out on its turn. He hopes to announce the 2008 site later this year.


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