On July 17, 1979, the Major League Baseball All-Stars play in the Kingdome. The best players of the National and American Leagues compete in an annual baseball tradition that began in 1933. The National League wins, 7-3.
The 1979 All-Stars were the best players in baseball, as voted by the fans (some years managers, players, and fans voted). The Mid-Summer Classic rotated among the major league ballparks. This was the only year that the game was played in the Kingdome.
Appearing in that game was Philadelphia Phillies Catcher Bob Boone, whose son Brett Boone, Seattle Mariners Second Baseman, was elected to the 2001 All-Star Team. In 2001, five Seattle Mariners were elected to the All-Star Team.