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Twins to host 2014 All-Star Game

The Minnesota Twins will host the 2014 All- Star Game, MLB commissioner Bud Selig officially announced Wednesday.

"This is especially meaningful to me because of my close personal and professional relationship with Carl Pohlad, who was one of the finest owners in professional sports," Selig said. "The Midsummer Classic will be a celebration of Carl's legacy, one of our game's model franchises and the spectacular Target Field, which deserves to be showcased on this global stage."

Pohlad, the former Twins owner, died of natural causes Jan. 5, 2009 at the age of 93.

"It is an honor for the Minnesota Twins to be selected to host the 2014 All- Star Game at Target Field," said Twins CEO Jim Pohlad. "The excitement of having the Midsummer Classic will permeate the Twin Cities and be a great showcase for our region and for our wonderful community asset, Target Field. My father and commissioner Selig were very close, so we are thrilled to have the commissioner at Target Field to announce an All-Star Game coming to the Twin Cities."

The Twins have welcomed baseball's All-Star Game twice -- first in 1965 at Metropolitan Stadium and again in 1985 at the Metrodome. Target Field has been the club's home since 2010.

Next year's All-Star Game will be held at Citi Field, home to the New York Mets since 2009.