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For the third time since the Padres came into existence in 1969, San Diego will host Major League Baseball's (MLB) annual All-Star Game this year.

On July 12, Petco Park and the city at large will be in the spotlight as FOX televises the 87th Midsummer Classic, which pits all-stars from the National League (NL, the Padres' and Dodgers' league) against their counterparts from the American League (AL, the Angels' league). The winning league earns home-field advantage for its representative in the World Series in October.

The All-Star Game, first played in 1933 (the NL has won 43 times to the AL's 41; they tied twice; no game was played in 1945), is the crown jewel of a...