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Description of the data topic All-Star Games. This includes the definition as well as the coverage of the data topic or element on the site.
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All-Star Games



The Major League All-Star Game is a yearly tradition that takes the best players from each of the American and National Leagues and has them play against each other in a game during a break in the Major League season. Fans vote their favorite players to the team through a ballotting system that is now online. Fans will vote for the starters while the World Series Managers from the prior season for each league will pick the remainder of the players, with a restriction placed upon selection whereby they must select at least one player from each team. Rosters are expanded beyond 25 and there are often additional players voted to the team by players closer to the game. The game itself is considered to be played close to a regular season game calibre, meaning that players will play at full intensity, unlike other sports whereby confrontation is reduced. Though one difference is that players are not used the same way. With large rosters, Managers must strategically manoeuvre players and limit pitchers innings and pitches.

TBC has an All-Star Game section that has a list of games, boxscores for each game and game-related data. Rosters and stats are tracked as well on individual player pages.

In addition to the MLB game, there are 2 other notable events during All-Star Game week. Both the Home Run Derby and the Minor League Prospects Futures Game take place prior to the MLB game and event history is available on TBC.