All star

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The term All-Star comes from the US sports sector and describes a player who, due to his outstanding performance in the current season or great fame, either through many votes from the fans or from the club coaches, in one election as an All-Star was called. The term was first used in baseball in 1894 . It was later used in other North American professional leagues, except in the NFL, which their all-star game calls the Pro Bowl . The first all-star baseball game took place in 1933. In 1951, the first NBA All-Star Game took place in basketball.

Today there are elections in sports competitions outside of the United States where players can receive this award . In Germany, the handball Bundesliga , the basketball Bundesliga and the German ice hockey league hold all-star elections.

The All-Star Games take place every year, in which the players in a league compete against each other who did best in the elections. The opponents then each play in one of two selection teams, so-called all-star teams, which compete for a region, conference or division . These two teams are supported by coaches who were also the best in their field that season.

In addition to the league's all-star game, there are other events in the supporting program such as music events. In basketball, this is often a slam dunk - or a three-point competition .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Paul Dickson: The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition). WW Norton & Company, 2011, ISBN 978-0-393-07349-2 , p. 12/13 ( limited preview in Google book search).
  2. ^ NFL Pro Bowl History: NFL Pro Bowl History. In: January 29, 2017, accessed November 15, 2017 .
  3. ^ All-Star Game History by Baseball Almanac. In: Retrieved November 15, 2017 .
  4. MLB All-Star Game History - Major League Baseball - ESPN. In: Retrieved November 15, 2017 .
  5. NBA All-Star game recaps: 1950-2017. In: Retrieved November 15, 2017 .
  6. DKB Handball Bundesliga - The world selection in Nuremberg. (No longer available online.) In: February 3, 2017, archived from the original on November 15, 2017 ; accessed on November 15, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /