Boston Red Sox

By Matt McCarthy,

The Red Sox are reportedly looking to host the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Fenway Park within the next decade, according to a new report.

Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe detailed the organization’s plans to bring the midsummer classic back to Boston in his Sunday Notes column.

“Team president Sam Kennedy is gathering information about MLB’s process for obtaining the game and will work with local officials about putting together a proposal,” Abraham wrote.

The Red Sox last hosted the All-Star Game in 1999, a night that proved to be one of the most memorable in the history of Fenway Park. Pedro Martinez struck out five of the six batters he faced, as Ted Williams and the members of the MLB All-Century Team watched.

12 Jul 1999: Pedro Martinez #45 of the American League Team winds back to throw during the 1999 MLB All-Star Game against the National League Team at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The American League Team defeated the National League Team 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Ezra O. Shaw /Allsport

According to Abraham, the Red Sox would like to host the All-Star Game in 2029 to mark the 30-year anniversary of the 1999 All-Star Game.

“The Sox are hoping to host the game in 2029 to mark the 30th anniversary of the last time. But they’re flexible on the year,” Abraham wrote.

The midsummer classic will be played in Cleveland this year and at Dodger Stadium in 2020. MLB has also announced plans to host the game in Philadelphia in 2026, to mark America’s 250th birthday.

Fenway Park also hosted the All-Star Game in 1946 and 1961.

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