The Baseball Major League made the announcement on Friday, writing that – with the current coronavirus pandemic – the annual game between the American League and the National League will not be possible this year.
This year, the Los Angeles Dodgers are scheduled to host this game, but will now host 2022 instead.
“I want to thank Dodgers and the City of Los Angeles for being collaborative partners in the early stages of All-Star preparation and for being patient and understanding in moving in the insecurity created by the pandemic,” said baseball club commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. in a statement. “The 2022 All-Star Celebration promises to be an unforgettable event throughout the city and at the picturesque Dodger Stadium.”
This is not the first time that the All-Star game, also known as the Midsummer Classic, has been canceled. The game was canceled in 1945 due to strict travel restrictions during the war.