By 2009 it will have been 43 years since the last All-Star game in St Louis. Granted, Busch II wasn’t the greatest stadium, and recently the ASG has been held in stadiums constructed during the latest building boom, but still…
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement Monday night at the 49th annual dinner hosted by the St. Louis chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
“There can’t be a better baseball town in America,” Selig said.
The decision, which was expected, gives St. Louis its first baseball All-Star game since 1966. The old Busch Stadium hosted the Midsummer Classic that year.