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American League All-Star Miguel Cabrera, of the Detroit Tigers, walks on the field with his son, Christopher Alexander ,during the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on Monday night in Minneapolis. (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)

Major League Baseball plays its 85th All-Star Game tonight.

The game is at Target Field in Minneapolis, home of the Minnesota Twins. The game is being broadcast on Fox at 8 p.m. EST.

The first baseball All-Star Game was played on July 6, 1933, at Comiskey Park in Chicago. A homer by the New York YankeesBabe Ruth helped the American League defeat the National League 4-2.

In 1933, all 16 professional baseball teams in the major leagues were clustered in the northeast of the country, with St. Louis being the southernmost and farthest west outpost of the national pastime.

That year, the mean center of the U.S. population was in southwestern Indiana, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The number of major league baseball teams has almost doubled since then to represent the far corners of the continental U.S., pulled by population growth and migration that puts the U.S.’ mean center in south-central Missouri.

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