2024 MLB All-Star Game Set for Globe Life Field

2024 MLB All-Star Game Set for Globe Life Field

The 2024 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is slated to take place on Tuesday, July 16, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. This event marks a historic occasion, being the first time since 1934 that the MLB All-Star Game will be hosted by the reigning World Series champions.

Leading the American League will be Rangers manager Bruce Bochy, while Torey Lovullo of the Diamondbacks will take the helm for the National League. The anticipation for the game is electric, with fans eager to see their favorite players take the field in a showcase of the sport’s best talents.

Fan-Favored Starters Announced

The position-player starters for the Midsummer Classic were revealed Wednesday night, following two phases of fan voting. Interestingly, Shohei Ohtani emerged victorious in the voting as the National League's designated hitter. This selection marks Ohtani's fourth consecutive time as an All-Star starter, but it's his first as an NL All-Star, following his recent move from the Angels to the Dodgers this past offseason.

In the American League outfield, fan favorites Aaron Judge and Juan Soto of the Yankees secured their spots. This will be Judge's sixth All-Star appearance, while the 25-year-old Soto will be making his fourth. Judge, along with Bryce Harper, earned automatic berths after securing the top spots in their respective leagues during Phase 1 of the voting process. However, Harper's participation remains uncertain due to an injury.

Among this group of elite starters, Jose Altuve of the Astros stands out with the most All-Star selections at nine. Altuve’s consistent performance continues to earn him a spot amongst baseball's best.

Fresh Faces on the All-Star Stage

Several players will be making their All-Star debuts this year, bringing fresh talent to the field. First-time All-Stars include Gunnar Henderson of the Orioles, Alec Bohm of the Phillies, Jurickson Profar of the Padres, and Steven Kwan of the Guardians. The emergence of these players highlights the new wave of talent that is shaping the future of Major League Baseball.

Adley Rutschman of the Orioles will be the American League catcher for the second time, while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Blue Jays will cover first base, marking his fourth selection. The infield lineup also boasts Jose Altuve at second base and José Ramírez at third base from the Guardians, their ninth and sixth selections, respectively. Gunnar Henderson rounds out the infield at shortstop with his debut All-Star selection.

In the American League outfield, Aaron Judge and Juan Soto will be joined by Steven Kwan, making his first All-Star appearance. The Astros' Yordan Alvarez will take the role of designated hitter for his third selection.

National League's Dynamic Roster

William Contreras of the Brewers will be the National League catcher for the second time. Bryce Harper of the Phillies, who has notched a remarkable nine All-Star appearances, headlines the first base position. Ketel Marte of the Diamondbacks will cover second base for his second selection, and Alec Bohm will take third base in his first appearance. Trea Turner of the Phillies completes the infield as the shortstop, marking his third All-Star selection.

The National League outfield is just as formidable, with Christian Yelich of the Brewers making his third appearance, Fernando Tatis Jr. of the Padres earning his second, and Jurickson Profar rounding out the trio with his first All-Star selection. Shohei Ohtani, as previously mentioned, will serve as the designated hitter for his fourth All-Star selection.

Revealing the Reserves and Pitchers

The excitement doesn’t end with the announcement of the starting lineups. The reserves and pitchers for the Midsummer Classic will be revealed on Sunday, July 7, at 5:30 p.m. ET. This next wave of announcements will add further depth to already star-studded teams, promising an exhilarating game for fans and players alike.

This year’s MLB All-Star Game promises to be an unforgettable event, showcasing the league's top talent in a celebration of the sport's finest players.