The Major League Baseball All-Star Game known as the "Midsummer Classic", is an annual professional baseball game sanctioned by Major League Baseball contested between the All-Stars from the American League and National League selected by fans for starting fielders, by managers for pitchers, by managers and players for reserves. The game occurs on either the second or third Tuesday in July, is meant to mark a symbolic halfway-point in the MLB season. Both of the major leagues share an All-Star break, with no regular-season games scheduled on the day before or two days after the All-Star Game itself; some additional events and festivities associated with the game take place each year close to and during this break in the regular season. No official MLB All-Star Game was held in 1945 including the official selection of players due to World War II travel restrictions. Two All-Star Games were held each season from 1959 to 1962; the most recent All-Star Game was held on July 9, 2019, at Progressive Field, home of the American League's Cleveland Indians.
The 2020 and 2021 All-Star Games are scheduled to be held in Los Atlanta, respectively. The first All-Star Game was held on July 6, 1933, as part of the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, at Comiskey Park and was initiated by Arch Ward sports editor for the Chicago Tribune. Intended to be a one-time event, its great success resulted in making the game an annual one; the venue for the All-Star Game is chosen by Major League Baseball. The criteria for the venue are subjective. Over time, this has resulted in certain cities being selected more at the expense of others due to timely circumstances: Cleveland Stadium and the original Yankee Stadium are tied for the most times a venue has hosted the All-Star game, both hosting four games. New York City has hosted more than any other city, having done so nine times in five different stadiums. At the same time, the New York Mets failed to host for 48 seasons, while the Los Angeles Dodgers have not hosted since 1980 and will do so in 2020. Among current major league teams, the Tampa Bay Rays have yet to host the All-Star game.
In the first two decades of the game there were two pairs of teams that shared ballparks, located in Philadelphia and St. Louis; this led to some shorter-than-usual gaps between the use of those venues: The Cardinals hosted the game in 1940, the Browns in 1948. The Athletics hosted the game in 1943, the Phillies in 1952; the venues traditionally alternated between the American National League every year. This tradition has been broken several times: The first time was in 1951, when the AL Detroit Tigers were chosen to host the annual game as part of the city's 250th birthday; the second was when the two-game format during the 1959–1962 seasons resulted in the AL being one game ahead in turn. It was broken when again the NL hosted the four straight games from 2015–2018, will do so once again in 2020–2021; the "home team" has traditionally been the league in which the host franchise plays its games, but the AL was designated the home team for the 2016 All Star Game, despite its being played in Petco Park, home of the NL's San Diego Padres.
This was announced after the 2017 All Star Game was awarded to Miami, marking a third straight game hosted at an NL venue. This was done because, from 2003 to 2016, the league who won the All Star Game was given home field advantage in the World Series, MLB did not want to allow the NL to have the last at bat in an All Star Game for three straight years. MLB ended this practice in 2017, the All Star Game reverted to having the host team's league serve as the home team. Since 1934, the managers of the game are the managers of the previous year's league pennant winners and World Series clubs; the coaching staff for each team is selected by its manager. This honor is given to the manager, not the team, so it is possible that the All-Star manager could no longer be with the team with which he won; this happened in 2003, when Dusty Baker managed the National League team despite having moved from the National League champion San Francisco Giants to the Chicago Cubs. This has included situations where the person is no longer managing a team.
For the first All-Star Game, intended as a one-time event, Connie Mack and John McGraw were regarded as baseball's venerable managers, were asked to lead the American and National League teams, respectively. McGraw came out of retirement for that purpose. Dick Williams resigned after managing the Oakland Athletics to the 1973 World Series. In 1974, he became manager of the California Angels. Tony La Russa, who managed the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in 2011, retired after the season, came back to manage the National League in 2012. In 1979, Bob Lemon managed the American League team after having been fired by New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Lemon led the Yankees to the 1981 World Series but did not make it to the'82 All-Star Game as manager after again being fired by Steinbrenner, so Billy Martin, skipper of the 1981 AL runner-up Oakland Athletics, led the All-Star squad. There have been some exceptional cases. After the 1964 season and the World Series, the managers, Johnny Keane of the St. Louis Cardinals and Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees, both left their teams an
The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office is the primary law enforcement agency in Cayuga County, New York. This jurisdiction covers 700 square miles and encompasses 82,000 residents, 23 towns, 9 villages; the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office was formed in 1799 when the County of Cayuga was set apart from Onondaga County, New York. Today the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office is made up of about 170 employees in the Law Enforcement and Civil bureaus, is located at 7445 County House Road. Road patrol Division Custody Division Criminal Investigations Division Civil Division Since the establishment of the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office, 1 officer has died in the line of duty. Cayuga Community College Office of Public Safety List of law enforcement agencies in New York Official website
The Russian River is a 13-mile-long river on the Kenai Peninsula in the U. S. state of Alaska. It flows northward from Upper Russian Lake in the Kenai Mountains through Lower Russian Lake, draining into the Kenai River at the town of Cooper Landing; the native Denaina people called this river Chunuk'tnu. Like the Kenai, the Russian River is famous for its fishing for salmon. There are two runs of sockeye salmon each year, in mid-June and mid-July, a run of silver salmon in August. There is no direct road access to the river, it can be accessed either by hiking in from several Parking lots in the Russian River Campground or by the Russian River ferry that crosses the Kenai and takes fishermen to the mouth of the Russian. There is a ferry fee; the first parking lot in the Russian River Campground is the 2.3 mile walk to the Russian River Falls. This is a moderate flat walk to great viewing platforms of the falls. Bears fish below the falls, further down stream. List of Alaska rivers