It’s that time of year again for the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game. This year marked the 90th All-Star Game and was hosted by the Cleveland Indians.
The game was played on July 9th, 2019 and (SPOILER) the American league won 4-3. As with previous years, there were some special pressed penny designs issued for the game.
There were six pennies in total which is similar to other years. The designs included the 2019 All-Star Game Logo, the Host City, and some other really nice images.
This was the 6th time the All-Star Game was hosted by Cleveland and the first since 1997. This also established Cleveland as the team to host the most All-Star games, breaking a previous four-way tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cinncinati Red all having hosted 5 games.
The game was played at the Indian’s home Progressive Field. The ballpark originally opened in 1994 as Jacobs Field and held that name until 2007 when it was renamed after the Progressive Company paid for the naming rights.
The above design was made for the Home Run Derby which is one of my favorite parts of the All-Star week. This year’s winner was Pete Alonso of the New York Mets.
This is always a fun set of pennies I look forward to being released each year. I wish I could say that I was able to press these in person but I’m not lucky enough to be able to attend every All-Star Game. Thankfully the CTMGroup (Pennymen) press some extra sets and offer them for sale on their website. If you are interested to be sure and head over there quickly before they sell out. Now I just need to wait until next year.