1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
American League 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 X 4 6 2
Date July 13, 1999
Venue Fenway Park
City Boston, Massachusetts
MVP Pedro Martínez (BOS)
Attendance 34,187
First pitch Ted Williams
Television Fox
TV announcers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Bob Brenly
Radio ESPN
Radio announcers Charley Steiner and Dave Campbell

The 1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 70th 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 13, 1999 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the home of the Boston Red Sox of the American League.

Fenway Park was chosen as host because the owners at the time were planning to build a New Fenway Park in a few years but were unable to get the project off the ground in time for the game.[1] This All-Star Game is particularly notable as it featured the nominees for the All-Century Team as well as Ted Williams.[2]

In two innings, AL starting pitcher Pedro Martínez struck out the first four batters of the National League, becoming the first pitcher in history to begin the All-Star Game striking out the side. In all he struck out five of the six batters he faced, earning him Game MVP honors, becoming the second player in All-Star Game history to be named MVP as a member of the host team. The game resulted in a win for the American League by the final score of 4-1.


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

National League

Elected starters
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CMike PiazzaMets7
1BMark McGwireCardinals11
2BJay BellDiamondbacks2
3BMatt WilliamsDiamondbacks5
SSBarry LarkinReds10
OFTony Gwynn[3]Padres15
OFSammy SosaCubs3
OFLarry WalkerRockies4
DHJeff BagwellAstros4
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PAndy AshbyPadres2
PKent BottenfieldCardinals1
PPaul ByrdPhillies1
PMike HamptonAstros1
PTrevor HoffmanPadres2
PRandy JohnsonDiamondbacks6
PJosé LimaAstros1
PKevin MillwoodBraves1
PRobb Nen[3]Giants2
PCurt SchillingPhillies3
PBilly WagnerAstros1
PScott WilliamsonReds1
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CMike LieberthalPhillies1
CDave NilssonBrewers1
1BSean CaseyReds1
2BJeff KentGiants1
SSÁlex GonzálezMarlins1
3BPhil NevinPadres1
3BEd SpraguePirates1
OFJeromy BurnitzBrewers1
OFLuis GonzalezDiamondbacks1
OFVladimir GuerreroExpos1
OFBrian JordanBraves1
OFGary SheffieldDodgers5

American League

Elected starters
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CIván RodríguezRangers8
1BJim ThomeIndians3
2BRoberto AlomarIndians10
3BCal Ripken, Jr.Orioles17
SSNomar GarciaparraRed Sox2
OFKen Griffey, Jr.Mariners10
OFKenny LoftonIndians6
OFManny RamírezIndians3
DHJose CansecoDevil Rays6
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PDavid ConeYankees5
PRoberto HernándezDevil Rays2
PPedro MartínezRed Sox4
PMike MussinaOrioles5
PCharles NagyIndians3
PTroy PercivalAngels3
PMariano RiveraYankees2
PJosé RosadoRoyals2
PJohn WettelandRangers3
PJeff ZimmermanRangers1
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CBrad AusmusTigers1
1BRon CoomerTwins1
2BJosé OffermanRed Sox2
3BTony FernándezBlue Jays5
SSDerek JeterYankees2
SSOmar VizquelIndians2
OFShawn GreenBlue Jays1
OFMagglio OrdóñezWhite Sox1
OFB.J. SurhoffOrioles1
OFBernie WilliamsYankees3
DHHarold BainesOrioles6
DHJohn JahaAthletics1
DHRafael PalmeiroRangers4



Home Plate Jim Evans
First Base Terry Tata
Second Base Dale Ford
Third Base Ángel Hernández
Left Field Mark Johnson
Right Field Larry Vanover

Starting lineups

National LeagueAmerican League
1Barry LarkinRedsSS1Kenny LoftonIndiansLF
2Larry WalkerRockiesRF2Nomar GarciaparraRed SoxSS
3Sammy SosaCubsCF3Ken Griffey, Jr.MarinersCF
4Mark McGwireCardinals1B4Manny RamírezIndiansRF
5Matt WilliamsDiamondbacks3B5Jim ThomeIndians1B
6Jeff BagwellAstrosDH6Cal Ripken, Jr.Orioles3B
7Mike PiazzaMetsC7Rafael PalmeiroRangersDH
8Jeromy BurnitzBrewersLF8Iván RodríguezRangersC
9Jay BellDiamondbacks2B9Roberto AlomarIndians2B
Curt SchillingPhilliesP Pedro MartínezRed SoxP

Game summary

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
American League 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 X 4 6 2
WP: Pedro Martínez (1-0)   LP: Curt Schilling (0-1)   Sv: John Wetteland (1)

Home Run Derby

Fenway Park, Boston—N.L. 39, A.L. 23
PlayerTeamHome Runs
American League
Ken Griffey, Jr.Seattle16
Nomar GarciaparraBoston2
B.J. SurhoffBaltimore2
Shawn GreenToronto2
John JahaOakland1
National League
Jeromy BurnitzMilwaukee14
Mark McGwireSt. Louis16 *
Jeff BagwellHouston6
Larry WalkerColorado2
Sammy SosaChicago1



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