The 2008 All-Star Game, to be played on July 15, will be Major League Baseball's 79th Midsummer Classic.
The 2008 Midsummer Classic will mark the first time in baseball history that an All-Star Game has been held in a ballpark in its final year.
It will mark the fourth time that Yankee Stadium has played host to the All-Star Game, joining 1939, 1960 (the second ASG of the season) and 1977, and it will be the eighth Midsummer Classic in New York City (Polo Grounds, 1934 and 1942; Ebbets Field, 1949; and Shea Stadium, 1964).
The National League has a 2-1 advantage in the three previous All-Star Games played at Yankee Stadium, winning the last two. The American League won by a 3-1 score in 1939; the NL blanked the AL 6-0 in 1960; and the NL prevailed 7-5 in 1977.
The Yankees have had the most All-Star players (112) and the most total All-Star selections (384) of any franchise since the Midsummer Classic originated in 1933.
Derek Jeter is the only Yankee to be named the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player since the MVP was first given in 1962. The Yankee captain earned the honors after a 3-for-3 effort with two RBI and a run scored in the 2000 All-Star Game at Atlanta's Turner Field.