Boosters of Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards, built at taxpayer cost of $210 million, promised the baseball stadium would lead an urban renaissance, revitalizing blighted neighborhoods and bringing jobs and tax revenue to the city’s struggling downtown.
Flags above Angel Stadium’s center field were lowered to half staff. New York Yankees players and coaches wore black armbands on their left sleeves. A moment of silence to honor deceased Yankees owner George Steinbrenner preceded Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in Anaheim, California.
CC Sabathia pitched the New York Yankees to an 8-2 win over the Seattle Mariners and joined Tampa Bay’s David Price as the American League’s only 12-game winners entering Major League Baseball’s All-Star break.