10 things to know about the All-Star Game - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

10 things to know about the All-Star Game

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

There's been a lot of excitement surrounding the All-Star festivities leading up to the game on Tuesday. But how much does everyone know about the traditions that outline the game that is played every year?

As you head out to Great American Ball Park for the 86th All-Star Game, check up on the following things to know regarding the highly anticipated event!

1. The first-ever All-Star Game was held in 1933 at Comiskey Park in Chicago, home of the Chicago White Sox of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 4-2. 

2. The All-Star Game has only been canceled one time in history because of rain. It just so happens, this was in 1988 when the All-Star Game made it's way to Cincinnati for the 2nd time. 

3. Each All-Star mustache statue around Cincinnati weighs in at roughly 900 pounds. The Cincinnati Reds and Major League Baseball have placed 20 commemorative handlebar mustache statues around the Greater Cincinnati area. Have you spotted them all? 

4. In 2002, the 73rd All-Star Game ended in a tie when MLB Commissioner Bud Selig decided to stop the game after 11 innings because the teams had run out of players 

5. The All-Star Game is getting younger each year, according to Washington Post. This year's game at Great American Ball Park is no different, with 20 players that are 25 years old or younger. 

6. Speaking of young players, Johnny Bench was the youngest player to ever homer in the All-Star Game. He did so in 1969 at the age of 21.  

7. Fans haven't always been the deciding factor of the All-Star athletes that compete in the game. Before 1970, managers selected the team for each league. Did you vote this year?

8. A lot of celebs coming into the city for the game made reservations at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse before heading out to other various hot spots downtown in order to fully soak in the city's night life.

9. The Home Run Derby has been a long-standing tradition among the multiple All-Star festivities that are held in the host's city. Since 1985, the derby has been held on the day before the All-Star Game. Monday night's contest winner, Todd Frazier, became only the second player to win the competition on his home field. 

10.Tuesday's starting pitcher will be right-hander Zack Greinke of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Greinke is a three-time All-Star and 2009 American League Cy Young winner and boats a league-best 1.39 ERA at the All-Star break.

Copyright 2015 WXIX. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly