U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 10
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TUESDAY, JULY 10: FIRST BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAME
Profile America — Tuesday, July 10th. Major league baseball takes a pause in its regular schedule today to play its 83rd all-star game. This year's event is being held in Kansas City. The first midsummer all-star game was played on July 6, 1933, at Comiskey Park in Chicago. A homer by Babe Ruth helped the American League defeat the National League, 4-to-2. Before 1933, all-star games were exhibition games, played either before or after the regular season. A few star players took part, and the rosters were filled by lesser-known players and even some minor leaguers. Major league baseball draws an annual audience of 74.5 million fans. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 355, 349
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1245
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