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Report: 2019 MLB All-Star Game to be held at Progressive Field

2016 was an unforgettable and momentous year for Cleveland sports. With the prosperity of the Cavaliers, Monsters and Indians in mind, Major League Baseball has reportedly scheduled the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH according to Zack Meisel and Paul Hoynes of cleveland.com.

Jacobs Field and Progressive Field have played host to the 1997 MLB All-Star Game and 10 games in the 1995, 1997 and 2016 MLB World Series.

Add another All-Star Game to the landmark's future plans.

For the second time in its history, the corner of Carnegie and Ontario location will be home to the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, according to Thursday morning reports from Zack Meisel and Paul Hoynes of cleveland.com. The Cleveland Indians have a press conference slated for Friday morning at 10:15 AM ET to make the news official.

The Midsummer Classic will make its return to Cleveland after a memorable appearance in 1997 that saw hometown favorite Sandy Alomar Jr. hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn the Most Valuable Player award. Randy Johnson and Greg Maddux started the game, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox were the managers and Ken Griffey Jr. had the most fan votes with 3,514,340.

Now that premium talents like Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Kris Bryant, Mike Trout and Francisco Lindor have emerged onto the scene, the 2019 edition of the game is sure to be a hit.

Progressive Field will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in addition to the 2019 MLB All-Star Game festivities.

Once the game is completed, Cleveland will have hosted six All-Star Games, the most in all of baseball.

John Alfes has covered the Indians for IBI since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long.

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