Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday that the 2008 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Yankees at Yankee Stadium next July. The announcement was made in a press conference at City Hall attended by Commissioner Bud Selig, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Steve Swindal, a Yankees general partner sitting in for George Steinbrenner, the team's longtime principal owner. "It is always a great honor for a team's home stadium to serve as host for the All-Star Game, and the Yankees are proud and delighted to have been selected for the honor in 2008," Steinbrenner, the team's owner since 1973, said in a statement. "It will be one of many historic moments in the 2008 season as we say goodbye to a great facility."