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Padres To Host ASG In 2016

First All Star game in San Diego Since 1992.

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This winter has been one to remember for the San Diego Padres. First they attacked the off-season stronger than any other club and after a flurry of trades and signings they came away with nearly a revamped team.

By adding just Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton to their outfield alone, they changed the face of their defense and added much more star power to their offense.

New GM A.J. Preller has done his part to bring exciting baseball back to the San Diego and now the stars will align even more as the Padres were selected to host the 2016 MLB All Star Game.

The last time the city of San Diego hosted the star studded event was in 1992 at the old Jack Murphy Stadium. In that game the fans saw Ted Williams throw out the first pitch, the American League pounded the National League 13-6, and Ken Griffey Jr winning the MVP. The Padres were also well represented with three of their own starters, catcher Benito Santiago, first baseman Fred McGriff, and outfielder Tony Gwynn.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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