1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 0 0 4 1 3 1 1 3 13 19 2
National 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 8 12 1
Date July 7, 1998
Venue Coors Field
City Denver, Colorado
MVP Roberto Alomar (BAL)
Attendance 51,267
First pitch Elias Kurts
Television NBC
TV announcers Bob Costas and Joe Morgan
Radio ESPN
Radio announcers Charley Steiner and Kevin Kennedy

The 1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 69th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 7, 1998 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, the home of the Colorado Rockies of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 13-8. It was (and remains) the highest-scoring All-Star Game in MLB history.

The pregame ceremony honored the United States Air Force Academy who provided the five-man color guard, flag presentations, and, at the end of country music singer Faith Hill's performance of the U.S. National Anthem, the flyover ceremonies. Hill's National Anthem performance was preceded by actress Gloria Reuben's performance of The Canadian National Anthem.

Twelve-year-old Elias Kurts was given the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, the first "non-celebrity" so honored.


Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

American League

Elected starters
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CIván RodríguezRangers7
1BJim ThomeIndians2
2BRoberto AlomarOrioles9
3BCal Ripken, Jr.Orioles16
SSAlex RodriguezMariners3
OFJuan GonzálezRangers2
OFKen Griffey Jr.Mariners9
OFKenny LoftonIndians5
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PRolando ArrojoDevil Rays1
PRoger ClemensBlue Jays7
PBartolo ColónIndians1
PTom GordonRed Sox1
PPedro MartínezRed Sox3
PTroy PercivalAngels2
PBrad RadkeTwins1
PAaron SeleRangers1
PDavid WellsYankees2
PJohn WettelandRangers2
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CSandy Alomar, Jr.Indians6
1BRafael PalmeiroOrioles3
1BMo Vaughn[1]Red Sox3
2BDamion EasleyTigers1
2BRay DurhamWhite Sox1
3BScott BrosiusYankees1
3BDean PalmerRoyals1
SSDerek JeterYankees1
SSOmar VizquelIndians1
OFDarin ErstadAngels1
OFBen GrieveAthletics1
OFPaul O'NeillYankees5
OFManny RamirezIndians2
OFBernie Williams[1]Yankees2

National League

Elected starters
PositionPlayerTeamAll Star-Games
CMike PiazzaMets6
1BMark McGwireCardinals10
2BCraig BiggioAstros7
3BChipper JonesBraves3
SSWalt WeissBraves1
OFBarry BondsGiants8
OFTony GwynnPadres14
OFLarry WalkerRockies3
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PAndy AshbyPadres1
PKevin BrownPadres4
PTom GlavineBraves6
PTrevor HoffmanPadres1
PGreg MadduxBraves7
PRobb NenGiants1
PRick ReedMets1
PCurt SchillingPhillies2
PJeff ShawDodgers1
PUgueth UrbinaExpos1
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CJason KendallPirates2
CJavy LópezBraves2
1BAndrés GalarragaBraves4
2BBret BooneReds1
2BFernando ViñaBrewers1
3BVinny CastillaRockies2
SSEdgar RenteríaMarlins1
OFMoisés AlouAstros3
OFDante BichetteRockies4
OFGary SheffieldDodgers4
OFSammy Sosa[1]Cubs2
OFGreg VaughnPadres3
OFDevon WhiteDiamondbacks3



Home Plate Ed Montague
First Base Derryl Cousins
Second Base Brian Gorman
Third Base Rick Reed
Left Field Rich Rieker
Right Field Tim McClelland

Starting lineups

American LeagueNational League
1Kenny LoftonIndiansLF1Craig BiggioAstros2B
2Roberto AlomarOrioles2B2Tony GwynnPadresRF
3Ken Griffey Jr.MarinersCF3Mark McGwireCardinals1B
4Juan GonzálezRangersRF4Barry BondsGiantsLF
5Jim ThomeIndians1B5Chipper JonesBraves3B
6Alex RodriguezMarinersSS6Mike PiazzaMetsC
7Iván RodríguezRangersC7Larry WalkerRockiesCF
8Cal Ripken, Jr.Orioles3B8Walt WeissBravesSS
9David WellsYankeesP9Greg MadduxBravesP

Game summary

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 0 4 1 3 1 1 3 13 19 2
National League 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 8 12 1
WP: Bartolo Colón (1-0)   LP: Ugueth Urbina (0-1)
Home runs:
AL: Alex Rodriguez (1), Roberto Alomar (1)
NL: Barry Bonds (1)

Home Run Derby

Coors Field, Denver—A.L. 54, N.L. 30
PlayerTeamRound 1Round 2FinalsTotal
Ken Griffey Jr.Seattle88319
Jim ThomeCleveland78217
Vinny CastillaColorado7512
Rafael PalmeiroBaltimore7310
Moisés AlouHouston77
Javy LópezAtlanta55
Alex RodriguezSeattle55
Mark McGwireSt. Louis44
Damion EasleyDetroit33
Chipper JonesAtlanta22

Footnotes and references

  1. 1 2 3 Player declined or was unable to play.

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