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Mets To Host 2013 MLB All-Star Game At Citi Field, According To Report

The New York Mets will host the 2013 MLB All-Star game at Citi Field, according to a report (NYT). The official announcement from MLB is expected to come Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at City Hall. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mets owner Fred Wilpon and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig are expected to be in attendance.

Talks with the team have apparently been ongoing for some time and the Mets' financial and legal woes were not considered to be a factor in the selection.

The Mets last hosted an All-Star Game during the 1964 season, which was the year Shea Stadium opened. The National League won the All-Star Game that season, 7-4, with a three-run walk-off home run by Phillies right fielder Johnny Callison.

New York last hosted an All-Star Game in 2008 when the Yankees hosted the event at the old Yankees Stadium .

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