7:53 am
Tue July 16, 2013

What Was Kansas City Left With After Hosting The MLB All-Star Game?

Fans look on to the field at a MLB All-Star event in Kansas City, Mo in 2012.
Credit Greg Echlin / KCUR

When the Major League Baseball All-Star game is played Tuesday night at Citi Field in New York, it will stir up memories from last year in Kansas City, Mo.

The game returned to Kauffman Stadium in 2012 after a 39-year absence. But, besides the memories, what is Kansas City left with after hosting the mid-summer classic?

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said in 2010 a footprint would be left in Kansas City long after the All-Star game’s last out.

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2012 All-Star Game
8:54 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Kansas City As All-Star Host: How Did We Do?

All-Star Parade, Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Mo. July 10, 2012.
Flickr user

The All-Star game is over.  The National League has the home field advantage in the World Series and the New York Mets host the 2013 All-Star game. 

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2012 All-Star Game
9:05 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Waiting To Become An All-Star

Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler (16), Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles May 26, 2011.
Flickr user Keith Allison

There was a sense of “Finally!” when Billy Butler of the Kansas City Royals was named for the first time to the American League All-Star team.  

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2012 All-Star Game
10:09 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Celebrity Softball Game Elicits Cheers And Boos

At Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, baseball fans got a mix of the young and the old on the diamond. In the Futures game that featured top minor league prospects, the USA team pounded the World team, 17-5.  

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2012 All-Star Game
9:29 am
Mon July 9, 2012

2012 All-Star Game Stirs Memories Of Home Runs

When the Kauffman Stadium opened in 1973, the year of the last All-Star game to take place in Kansas City, it was known as Royals Stadium.

For Monday night's Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium, there is certain to be some tape measure jobs.  

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Up to Date
6:47 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Royals Opening Day At The K

It’s time for peanuts, cracker jacks and rooting for the home team ... so we’re heading out to the ballgame!

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9:24 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Resolution Between Crossroads And MLB

A conflict with Major League Baseball that could have disrupted two successive “First Friday” events in the Crossroads Arts District has been resolved.

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