Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians and officials from the City of Cleveland today unveiled the official logo of the 2019 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. The 90th Midsummer Classic will be played at Progressive Field on Tuesday, July 9th, marking the sixth All-Star Game to be hosted by the
Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians and officials from the City of Cleveland today unveiled the official logo of the 2019 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. The 90th Midsummer Classic will be played at Progressive Field on Tuesday, July 9th, marking the sixth All-Star Game to be hosted by the Indians and the second at Progressive Field (also 1997 -- then Jacobs Field).
Those in attendance for this afternoon's unveiling prior to Cleveland's game against the Minnesota Twins included Paul J. Dolan, Owner of the Indians; MLB Deputy Commissioner, Business & Media Tony Petitti; the Mayor of Cleveland, the honorable Frank Jackson; Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish; Indians three-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor; Indians manager Terry Francona; and Indians first base coach and legend Sandy Alomar Jr., who was the Most Valuable Player of the 1997 All-Star Game in Cleveland.
The official logo of the 2019 All-Star Game celebrates the rich culture of Cleveland. Here in the spiritual birthplace of Rock and Roll, baseball and music are brought together through the icon of a guitar. Baseball stitching creates the shape that hold the "Rock and Roll" stylized letters of the All-Star Game and its host. The MLB logo punctuates this stylized representation as the head of the guitar. The Club's colors of red and blue are joined with tones of gray used for depth and dimension, while the six strings of the guitar are cleverly used in theme art to recognize Cleveland's sixth time hosting the Midsummer Classic.
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. said: "Major League Baseball is excited to bring the All-Star Game to Cleveland for a sixth time in 2019. Each year, the unveiling of the All-Star logo signals the start of the countdown to All-Star Week. Cleveland fans have a lot to look forward to with the combined on-field success of the Indians and a wide array of events next summer, culminating with the 90th All-Star Game on July 9th."
"This is a very exciting time for our city and organization," said Indians Owner Paul Dolan. "Today's logo unveil starts the countdown to 2019 All-Star Week festivities and is an invitation to baseball fans around the world to come visit our Rock N' Roll city. With significant renovations over the last few years at Progressive Field, our ballpark truly is a crowned jewel and we look forward to putting on a great show for Major League Baseball."
"The City of Cleveland welcomes the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game," said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. "We are a city of winners and home to the Cleveland Indians, one of the best MLB teams in the league. We look forward to showing the world the same level of hospitality and friendship we demonstrate to everyone that makes Cleveland a great place to live, work, play and do business."
In the 25th anniversary season of Progressive Field, the 2019 Midsummer Classic will join the All-Star Games of 1935, 1954, 1963, 1981 and 1997 as those played in the city of Cleveland. The Indians will become the first franchise to host the All-Star Game on six occasions, while the city of Cleveland will be the third city overall, and first single-team city, to host Baseball's summer showcase at least six times.