The last time the New York Mets hosted an All-Star Game, Joe Torre started at catcher for the National League, Juan Marichal got the win, and Roberto Clemente scored a run. It was 1964, and Shea Stadium wasn't gross yet. That changed quickly.
Almost fifty years later, the All-Star Game will return to the Mets' home park, now Citi Field. Major League Baseball officially announced the decision on Wednesday at a press conference in New York. Here is a press conference with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bud Selig, and Mr. Met: