FOX Sports North, in conjunction with the Minnesota Twins, today announced plans to televise an "All-Star Week" programming lineup beginning Friday, July 4. As part of "All-Star Week" coverage, the regional sports network will debut more than 50 hours of original "All-Star" programming, including four new shows, three past All-Star Games and a series of "All-Star Live" shows.
"All-Star Live" will include interviews with baseball legends, stories of All-Star Games past, live press conference coverage and an inside look at how the Twins and the Twin Cities prepared for the big game. In addition, FOX Sports North will include a regular "All-Star Salutes" segment, a partnership with the Minnesota National Guard designed to honor local military "All-Stars."
The 2014 All-Star Game airs Tuesday, July 15 on FOX.
"All-Star Week" Programming Lineup:
July 4 5:30 p.m. "Under the Lights: Making of the All-Star Game"
July 7 5:00 p.m. "All-Star Live"
July 7 5:30 p.m. 2013 All-Star Game (Citi Field)
July 8 5:00 p.m. "All-Star Live"
July 8 7:30 p.m. "Unscripted: All-Star Pitchers"
July 8 8:00 p.m. "Spotlight: Anatomy of a Trade"
July 9 5:00 p.m. "All-Star Live"
July 9 7:30 p.m. "Spotlight: Batting Champions"
July 10 5:00 p.m. "All-Star Live"
July 10 5:30 p.m. 1965 All-Star Game (Metropolitan Stadium)
July 11 11:00 a.m. "All-Star Live"
July 11 2:00 p.m. "All-Star Live"
July 11 6:30 p.m. "Twins Live" from Fan Fest (one hour)
July 11 11:00 p.m. 1985 All-Star Game (H.H.H. Metrodome)
July 12 12:00 p.m. "All-Star Live"
July 12 2:00 p.m. "Twins Live" from Fan Fest (one hour)
July 13 10:00 a.m. "All-Star Live"
July 13 2:00 p.m. "Twins Live" from Fan Fest (one hour)
July 14 9:00 a.m. "All-Star Live"
July 15 9:00 a.m. "All-Star Live"
July 15 1:30 p.m. "All-Star Live"
July 15 3:00 p.m. "All-Star Live"
Spotlight: Batting Champions: Twins greats Rod Carew, Tony Oliva and Joe Mauer have combined for 32 All-Star Game Appearances and 13 Batting Titles. During this special, they come together to discuss the differences and similarities of their games and take viewers inside the batting cage for a lesson in the "art of hitting." Air Time: 60 Minutes
Spotlight: Anatomy of a Trade: Two players with Major League Baseball dreams hone their skills as youngsters in Southern California, briefly becoming teammates. Both take different paths to professional baseball. One signs out of high school and the other stars at a college baseball dynasty, becoming the first overall pick in the amateur draft. In a twist of fate, they’re traded for each other and pursue their careers with that common bond. Nearly a decade after the trade, they become teammates in Minnesota and All-Stars sharing in a World Series championship — together. Bert Blyleven and Roy Smalley are united again, this time on the FOX Sports North broadcast team. Run Time: 30 minutes
Under the Lights: Making of the All-Star Game: An in-depth look at how the Twins and MLB are preparing for Minneapolis’ first All-Star summer since 1985. Get the inside perspective from the logo presentation to planning the many events taking place leading up to the game. Learn how broadcasters approach the event and about the Legacy program that will leave an impact on Twins Territory long after the All-Star summer has come and gone. Run Time: 30 minutes
Unscripted: All-Star Pitchers: Hall of Famer and TV analyst Bert Blyleven sits down for an up-close conversation on the art of pitching with some of the biggest stars in the game today, including Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Chris Sale, Glen Perkins and Nationals young gun Stephen Strasburg. Run Time: 30 minutes
2013 All-Star Game: 10 current and former Twins appeared in last year’s game at Citi Field. Airs: July 7 and July 15
1965 All-Star Game: Metropolitan Stadium hosted 19 Hall of Famers, including Harmon Killebrew, who hit a home run in the game. Airs: July 10, 12 and 15
1985 All-Star Game: A memorable game played at the Metrodome by a number of Minnesota natives, including Paul Molitor, Dave Winfield and Jack Morris. Airs: July 11, 12 and 15
Serving as a content hub for "All-Star Week" will be http://msn.foxsports.com/north/allstargame, with original features, breaking news, photo galleries highlighting previous All-Star Game moments, programming previews and more.