MLB Moving All-Star Game in Response to Voting Restrictions

Major League Baseball moved the All-Star Game from Atlanta's Truist Park, a response to Georgia's enacting a new law last month restricting voting rights.

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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks on his phone as he watches a spring training baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in Fort Myers, Fla.. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball announced Friday it was moving this summer’s All-Star Game from Atlanta’s Truist Park, a response to Georgia enacting a new law last month restricting voting rights. MLB had awarded the game to Atlanta in May 2019 and the game was scheduled for July 13 as part of baseball’s midsummer break that includes the Futures Game on July 11 and Home Run Derby the following night. Commissioner Rob Manfred…

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