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The 83rd edition of Major League Baseball's All Star Game takes place this week at Kauffman Stadium, in Kansas City, Missouri. This will be the second time the game has been played at Kauffman, the first occurring in 1973 when the first-year stadium was known as Royals Stadium. Once again, the starting line-ups will be selected by fan voting with additional players selected by each team's managers. The National League All-Star team will be managed by retired St. Louis skipper Tony LaRussa, while the American League team will be managed by the Texas Rangers' Ron Washington. LaRussa's stint as manager will mark just the second time in history a retired manager has come back to manage an All-Star Team. Additionally, the winning All-Star side will capture home field advantage for their league's representative in the World Series, a practice that has been in place since 2003. Last year, the National League won the game, 5-1, behind a three-run homer by Prince Fielder,...
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