U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 16

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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TUESDAY, JULY 16: ALL-STAR GAME

Profile America — Tuesday, July 16th.  Major league baseball takes a pause in its regular schedule today to play its 84th all-star game.  This year's event is being held at Citi Field in New York, home of the Mets.  The first midsummer all-star game was played on July 6, 1933, at Comiskey Park in Chicago.  A homer by Babe Ruth helped the American League defeat the National League, 4-to-2.  In 1933, all 16 teams in the major leagues were clustered in the northeast of the country, with St. Louis being the southern most and farthest west outpost of the national pastime. That year, the mean center of the U.S. population was in southwestern Indiana. The number of major league teams has almost doubled since then to represent the far corners of the continental U.S., pulled by population growth and migration that puts the mean center in south-central Missouri. Profile America is in its 17th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sources:  http://mlb.mlb.com
U.S. Census Bureau, Mean Center of Population for the United States

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

 

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