MLB All-Star Game
Whether you’re a player or a fan, the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game is all about having a good time. This family-friendly event attracts people from all over the U.S., including some who rely on Stratos Jets to arrange charter flights to the MLB All-star Game, which is being hosted this year in the nation's capital.
2018 represents the 89th edition of the MLB All-Star Game, and it will be hosted by the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Tuesday, July 17. Known as the Midsummer Classic, this friendly game is contested between the top players from the American League (AL) and the National League (NL).
Like all-star games in other professional sports, MLB encourages fans to get involved by voting for their favourite players. Currently, all-stars are chosen as follow:
- Starting fielders are chosen through online fan balloting
- Pitchers are elected by players, coaches and managers
- Remaining fielders are selected by managers
Since 1934, the managers of the MLB All-Star Game are previous year's league pennant winners and World Series clubs. For 2018, that means A.J. Hinch of the Houston Astros and Dave Roberts of the LA Dodgers have earned the honors this year.
Of course, the MLB All-Star Game is more than just a baseball game. There are a number of other crowd-pleasing events to keep fans entertained, including:
- MLB All-Star FanFest at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (July 13-17)
- SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game (July 15)
- All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 15)
- Gatorade All-Star Workout Day (July 16)
- T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 16)
- MLB Red Carpet Show, presented by Chevrolet (July 17)
In total, 88 All-Star games have been played (including two games per year from 1959–1962) and the American League and National League are deadlocked at 43 wins apiece (plus two ties). However, the odds have swung heavily in the AL’s favor in the modern era. Since 1988, the AL has been absolutely dominant, winning 22 of 29 all-star games (with 1 tie). That includes a 13-game unbeaten streak (12–0–1) from 1997-09. They've also claimed the last five straight All-star games.
Whether you live on the Eastern Seaboard or in the Midwest, choosing Stratos Jets to book your charter flights to the MLB All-Star Game is the smart play.
Arranging charter flights to Washington DC is easy, as Washington Dulles International (IAD), is just 30 minutes from the city.
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