Monday, July 19, 2004

Pittsburgh to be named '06 All-Star Game host

Pirates last hosted the Mid-Season Classic in '94
By the Associated Press
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates will host the 2006 All-Star at PNC Park just 12 years after staging the game at Three Rivers Stadium, according to sources close to the team.
Commissioner Bud Selig will make the formal announcement at a news conference Tuesday that the game on July 11, 2006, will be played in Pittsburgh -- the third time in 32 years the city will be the All-Star site.
Pirates managing general partner Kevin McClatchy declined Monday to confirm Pittsburgh had been chosen, but the team said it would hold a news conference Tuesday with Selig in attendance. Team sources, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, confirmed the announcement would concern the game.
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