Milwaukee’s mayor requests MLB relocates All-Star Game to American Family Field
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WKBT) – After Major League Baseball pulled Atlanta out of hosting this year’s All-Star Game over a controversial new voting law, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wants American Family Field to be the new host.
Barrett wrote a letter to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Friday afternoon saying he supports the MLB’s decision, and is now asking him to consider Milwaukee for the game’s replacement city.
In his letter, he writes, “It is a particularly appropriate location to honor Hank Aaron who is a revered and beloved former Milwaukeean. He started and concluded his Major League career with teams here.”
He ended his letter saying, “The City of Milwaukee would be honored to host the All Star Game, and you would have the full support of my office to make the festivities a success.”
American Family Field has hosted the All-Star Game once before in 2002. That game ended in a controversial tie because both teams ran out of available pitchers.
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