SHOULD HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE IN THE WORLD SERIES BE DECIDED BY WHICH LEAGUE WINS THE ALL-STAR GAME OR BY WHICH TEAM HAS THE BETTER REGULAR-SEASON RECORD?
Regular-season record 83%
All-Star Game 16%
Neither/Don't know 1%
The All-Star Game has determined home field advantage since 2003, the year after commissioner Bud Selig called the game with the score tied 7--7 through 11 innings; the rule is intended to make the Midsummer Classic more competitive.... The team with home field advantage has won three of the six World Series since.... Twenty-two percent of voters in the American League, which is 11-0-1 in All-Star play since 1997, want to keep the All-Star Game as the deciding factor; 8% of National Leaguers voted that way.
Based on a survey of 380 MLB players