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Second Regular Session

Sixty-first General Assembly

LLS NO. R98-0544.01 MCL




WHEREAS, The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played in 1933, and although thought to be a one-time event, the All-Star Baseball Game has become the single greatest event in Major League Baseball; and

WHEREAS, On July 7, 1998, the Colorado Rockies and Major League Baseball will host the 1998 All-Star Baseball Game at Coors Field; and

WHEREAS, This event will be the 69th annual All-Star Baseball Game and the first time in history that the game will be played in Denver, Colorado; and

WHEREAS, People from around the world will gather in Denver to celebrate the "mid-summer classic", and via radio and television, the All-Star celebration will be shown to, and enjoyed by, people throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, The All-Star Baseball Game will bring not only positive exposure to our beautiful state, but the event will also include special events for our community including the Fanfest, the Homerun Hitting Contest, the Workout Day, and other special baseball events for children; and

WHEREAS, The rivalry between the National League and the American League will culminate in a classic baseball match between the best baseball players in the world who represent their respective leagues; and

WHEREAS, The All-Star Classic will leave a legacy reflective of the National Baseball League's commitment to improving education, diversity, and family values, as well as serving as an inspiration for young people; and

WHEREAS, The citizens of Colorado will join together to welcome our guests and fellow baseball fans, to participate in the celebration and excitement of the All-Star Game, and to enjoy the long-term benefits of hosting the greatest event of our national past-time; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-first General Assembly of the State of Colorado:

That we, the members of the House of Representatives, wish to recognize the historic and exciting events that will take place this summer, and urge all citizens of Colorado to join in celebrating the All-Star Baseball Game with fans from this country and from all over the world. Therefore, we hereby declare July 7, 1998, to be known as Major League Baseball "All-Star Day".