Press release Major League Baseball
Los Angeles, CA – Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers and officials from the City of Los Angeles unveiled the official logo of the 2020 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. The 91st Midsummer Classic will be played at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, July 14th, marking the fourth All-Star Game to be hosted by the Dodgers, the third to be played in Los Angeles, the second at Dodger Stadium, and the first since 1980.
Those in attendance for this afternoon’s unveiling prior to the Dodgers’ game against the Los Angeles Angels included Robert D. Manfred, Jr., Commissioner of Baseball; Stan Kasten, President and CEO of the Dodgers; the Mayor of Los Angeles, the honorable Eric Garcetti; the honorable Gil Cedillo, Los Angeles City Councilman; eight current Dodgers players, including eight-time All-Star Clayton Kershaw, three-time All-Star Kenley Jansen, two-time All-Star Cody Bellinger, 2017 All-Star Justin Turner, 2019 All-Stars Walker Buehler, Max Muncy and Hyun-Jin Ryu and two-time Home Run Derby participant Joc Pederson; Dodgers manager and two-time NL All-Star manager Dave Roberts; Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda; five Dodgers legends, including 10-time All-Star Steve Garvey, six-time All-Star Fernando Valenzuela, six-time All-Star Ron Cey, three-time All-Star Orel Hershiser and three-time All-Star Bill Russell; Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin; and Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who served as the emcee of today’s event.
The official logo of the 2020 MLB All-Star Game celebrates the golden age of Hollywood. Within the logo, the words ‘All-Star Game’ appear epic as in a dynamic film scroll. The golden logo is contained in the signature hexagon shape found throughout Dodger Stadium. The Club’s iconic Dodger Blue creates the logo’s dimension, while the star features a splash of red reminiscent of the Dodgers’ classic jerseys. Stylistically these icons and colors create a unique Los Angeles theme to MLB’s Midsummer Classic.
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. said: “Major League Baseball is thrilled to bring the All-Star Game back to Dodger Stadium, one of our game’s marquee ballparks. With the combination of two consecutive World Series appearances, continued success on the field and the anticipation of our 2020 Midsummer Classic, this is a great time to be Dodger fan. On the heels of a terrific 2019 All-Star Week, we look forward to showcasing the very best of our sport and the city of Los Angeles to Baseball fans on a national stage next summer.”
Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten said: “The countdown for 2020 All-Star Week festivities has begun, and we can’t wait to welcome the baseball world to Los Angeles for these great events. We’re excited to not only unveil the official 2020 All-Star logo today, but also our plans for the latest round of Dodger Stadium improvements as we continue to modernize our historic home. We’re looking forward to showing off these fan-friendly enhancements next year.”
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said: “Hosting the All-Star Game in 2020 will add to an extraordinary legacy of elite competition in our City of Angels. Dodger Stadium is home to some of the most iconic moments in MLB history, and we look forward to writing our next chapter when baseball’s brightest stars take the field next summer for the Midsummer Classic.”
Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo said: “I am extremely excited that Dodger Stadium, located in my Los Angeles City Council District 1, will host the 2020 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The City and my district are doing all that we can to ensure the second All-Star Game will be a great success! We will roll out the red carpet as only the entertainment capital of the world can do…we are ready!”
The 2020 Midsummer Classic will join the All-Star Games of 1949, 1959 and 1980 as those hosted by the Dodgers franchise, with the latter two being played in the city of Los Angeles. The 91st Midsummer Classic will mark the 13th to be played in the state of California, the most among any state. In addition to the aforementioned games played in Los Angeles, the cities of Anaheim (1967, 1989, 2010), Oakland (1987), San Diego (1978, 1992, 2016) and San Francisco (1961, 1984, 2007) have also played host to Baseball’s annual summer showcase.