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Dodgers History: 1980 All-Star Game Hosted at Dodger Stadium | VIDEO



As the 2016 All-Star Game takes place on Tuesday night in San Diego, we can’t help but think back to the last time Los Angeles hosted an All-Star Game. In fact, it has been well over 30 years since the last time Dodger Stadium had hosting duties for the midsummer classic.

The Dodgers took to twitter to remind us of that time in 1980 when Los Angeles was the home for the All-Star Game. It was a day where the National League defeated the American League 4-2.

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July 8th, oh what a glorious day it was.

On that 80’s summer day in July, the MVP award was presented to Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Sr. who went 2-for-3 and had one home run.

With a swing like that it’s no surprise Griffey Sr. was the 1980 All-Star MVP.

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After the 1980 All-Star Game in L.A., hosting duties were granted to Ohio, Montreal, and Chicago. This year marks the 36th year since L.A. has hosted the game and some baseball fans aren’t too pleased.

All-Star Game Hosts in the 1980's

https://twitter.com/wcangel23/status/752359054979117056

Us too Angel, us too. Luckily, fans have hope for another All-Star Game in L.A. as the MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced Dodger Stadium will soon be considered to host another All-Star Game. Angelinos are hoping to gain hosting duties within the next few years.

A few years is a long time to wait but having the All-Star Game back in L.A. will definitely be worth the wait. Until then, enjoy the 2016 All-Star Game on Tuesday night and cheer on fellow Dodgers Corey Seager and Kenley Jansen.

To relive the 1980 All-Star Game, look no further. We’ve got you covered with footage of the entire game below. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/IBozs70wP4g

Written by Michelle Guerrero

Senior Journalism major at California State University Long Beach. Taco enthusiast, music junkie, LA born and raised. My favorite Dodger player is Kike Hernandez because who doesn't love a jokester. Follow me on twitter @yomichelle_

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