Game of the Century: How Baseball's All-Star Game Began

Grab your bat-and time machine-for a trip to baseball's first All-Star Game: a one-time exhibition that became an enduring tradition.
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Overview

Baseball's first All-Star Game was full of surprises! Join the experts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame to relive how this one-time exhibition became an enduring American tradition.
Game of the Century

01: Game of the Century

The All-Star Game. The best of the best. How did this American tradition begin? Discover how baseball was the first sport to offer an All-Star Game and why giving the fans a chance to select the team rosters for the first time had such an impact. The experts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame walk you through the conception, motivation, and unexpected ramifications of this inaugural event that culminated with an enduring legacy, and spread to a multitude of other sports.

13 min