- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 31, 2007

3:20 p.m.

NEW YORK — Yankee Stadium is going out with an All-Star salute.

The beloved old ballpark will host the All-Star game in 2008, the final season before the New York Yankees move into a new stadium being built across the street in the Bronx.

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg were on hand today at City Hall for the announcement, which had been expected.

It will be the fourth All-Star game at Yankee Stadium, which underwent an extensive renovation in the mid-1970s. The most recent summer showcase in the House That Ruth Built was in 1977, when the National League won 7-5 for the sixth of 11 consecutive victories over the American League.

Now the American League has nine wins and a tie in the past 10 All-Star games going into this year’s contest July 10 in San Francisco. The 2009 game will be played in St. Louis.

Yankee Stadium also was the site of All-Star games in 1939 and 1960.

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