The day after the MLB All-Star Game is the only day with no live TV sports in the US. The ESPY Awards take place on this day since 2002. The first MLB All-Star Game was in 1933 and Willie Mays is considered the greatest player. Only 22 rookies have started in the game.
The day after the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game is widely considered the worst day of the year for professional sports fans in the United States because it is the only day of the year when there is no sporting event live television for the four major sports: MLB, the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), or the National Hockey League (NHL). All MLB teams take the day after the All-Star Game and other big sports are off-season. The Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards (ESPY) have taken place the day after the MLB All-Star Game since 2002 as the lack of games makes athletes more willing to participate.
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The first MLB All-Star Game took place in 1933 and was billed as the “Game of the Century” and intended to be a one-time event.
Center fielder Willie Mays is generally regarded as the greatest All-Star player of all time and holds the record for the player with the most runs, hits, triples and steals in All-Star games.
Only 22 rookie players have started in MLB All-Star Game history.