Can the National League Finally Win the All-Star Game?

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The short answer to the question in the headline: no. Not if the spirit of George Steinbrenner – undoubtedly flying over the stadium – has anything to say about it.

Tonight will be the 81st All-Star game and it sure feels as though the American League has won the last 75 or so. In reality, the National League has not won an All-Star game since 1996 and has yet to win a "this time it counts" game to give their representative in the World Series that coveted home field advantage. (For what it's worth the American League is leading 4-3 in World Series titles since home field has been determined by the All-Star Game).

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