All-Star Game

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, July 12: 

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For some Major League Baseball players making the All-Star Game roster is a regular affair.

But for others it’s one and done.

Sports commentator Terry Pluto talks about the fickle nature of making an All-Star team, and how some Indians players have been waiting years to step into the spotlight.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, July 8:

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Officials with the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission estimate the financial impact of Tuesday's All-Star Game will be about $65 million -- and that’s before factoring-in ticket sales.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, July 5:

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The Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played in Cleveland for the fifth time in history. The game that brings together the league's biggest stars has evolved from one night under the lights into a five-day festival. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto said it's a chance for Cleveland show off its rich baseball past, present and future. 

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Northeast Ohio will be the center of the pro sports world over the next several years. This July, Progressive Field hosts the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In 2021, the city has been awarded as the site of the NFL Draft. In 2022, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse will host the NBA All-Star Game.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, May 23:

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, Jan. 15:

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, November 19:

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, December 15th:

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The NBA says if the renovation of Quicken Loans Arena does not start in seven weeks, Cleveland will not be considered for the 2020 or 2021 All-Star Game.

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The Indians are sending five players to next week’s All-Star game. That's the most since 2004. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says each player has taken a different path to the top. 

Corey Kluber: "He's from Texas and went to Stetson University, which is in Florida. So he wasn't even highly recruited."

Pluto says Kluber was drafted by the San Diego Padres, but was barely on their radar. "He wasn't even in the top 30 prospects within the Padres organization."

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CLEVELAND CITY CLUB

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is coming back to Cleveland.  The Indians announced today that they’ll host the 2019 All-Star Game.  During  a previously scheduled appearance at Cleveland’s City Club today, manager Terry Francona called it a great opportunity, not just for the team.

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AKRON RUBBERDUCKS

The Akron RubberDucks are getting ready to host the Eastern League All-Star Game tomorrow.

The game is the first ever All-Star game to take place in Akron.

RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander says that while getting the game is a huge milestone for the team, there is still work to be done.