Oct 11, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos (55) pitches to the San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (16) during the first inning in game five of the 2012 NLDS at Great American Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball All Star Game 2015 logo revealed

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The Cincinnati Reds have the honor of hosting the 2015 Major League Baseball All Star Game at Great American Ballpark next summer.  Now they have the logo to go with it.

The Reds have the old-style caps ingrained in the border along the top with a silhouetted face, and turn of the 1900′s handlebar mustache that would make Rollie Fingers proud.

The Reds first hosted an All Star game in 1938, which was the sixth contest.  It was held at Crosley Field.  That game featured 14 Hall of Famers on the American League roster and nine more on the National League side.  How good was that A.L. team?  Lou Gehrig was a reserve.  Jimmie Foxx got the start at first base.

Crosley Field again hosted the All Star game in 1953.  That game saw a relief appearance by 46 year old Satchel Paige, making him the oldest player ever in an All Star game.

The Reds would host the All Star game twice more at Riverfront Stadium, the first time coming in 1970.  The game was held just 24 days after the Reds moved into the park.  Riverfront would host another Midsummer Classic in 1988.

This will be the fifth time the city of Cincinnati has hosted the All Star game, trailing only New York City (nine times) and Chicago (seven times).  Along with Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Cleveland, they are the only one team cities to host the game five times.

 

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