Image: New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports)
May 3, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees injured shortstop Derek Jeter (2) smiles in the dugout during the sixth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium.
2001: Cal Ripken Jr.
In the final Midsummer Classic appearance for Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr, it’s Cal the gets the MVP. A-Rod moves to 3B so Ripken can start at SS. Ripken puts the AL on the board with a solo HR, en route to a 4-1 win in Seattle.
2000: Derek Jeter
The hometown Atlanta crowd erupts for Chipper Jones’ 3rd inning HR, but Derek Jeter steals the show. Jeter goes 3-for-3 with 2 RBI, as the AL wins, 6-3.
1999: Pedro Martinez
Following an unforgettable ceremony at Fenway honoring baseball’s All-Century Team, AL starter Pedro Martinez is brilliant. Pedro strikes out 5 in 2 innings of work earning the MVP, as the AL wins, 4-1.
1998: Roberto Alomar
The AL wins 13-8, the most runs ever scored in a Midsummer Classic. Roberto Alomar shines, going 3-for-4 with a solo HR and RBI, winning the MVP a year after his brother Sandy.
1997: Sandy Alomar Jr.
As Cleveland plays host, the Indians Sandy Alomar Jr. comes up with the game-winning 2-run HR in the 7th inning. All scoring comes via the home run, the AL wins it 3-1.
1996: Mike Piazza
MVP Mike Piazza shines in Philly, going 2-for-3 at the plate with a solo HR and 2 RBI. The NL wins in a 6-0 shutout, as Ozzie Smith plays in his final Midsummer Classic.
1995: Jeff Conine
A clutch solo home run in the 8th, breaks up a 2-2 tie. Conine gets the MVP, the NL gets the win.
1994: Fred McGriff
MVP Fred McGriff's PH 2-run HR ties it in the 9th, the NL wins it 8-7, in the 10th.
1993: Kirby Puckett
In the 64th Midsummer Classic, 10x All-Star Kirby Puckett is huge for the AL, going 2-for-3 with a HR and RBI double, getting the MVP in a 9-3 win.
1992: Ken Griffey Jr.
Junior goes 3-3 w/a solo HR & RBI single, earning the MVP in a 13-6 AL rout.
1991: Cal Ripken Jr.
After winning the HR Derby, MVP Cal Ripken Jr blasts a 3-run HR in a 4-2 AL win.
1990: Julio Franco
Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks threw out the first pitch at Wrigley for 61st Midsummer Classic. The Rangers Julio Franco was the hero and the MVP, driving in the game’s only 2 runs, scoring Sandy Alomar and Lance Parrish with an RBI double off of Rob Dibble.
1989: Bo Jackson
President Ronald Reagan joined Vin Scully in the broadcast booth for the first inning and witnessed the Bo Jackson Show in Anaheim. Jackson got things started with a monster leadoff home run to center field. He then made a fantastic catch in center field, robbing Pedro Guerrero of extra bases. In his only All-Star game appearance, Bo got the MVP and the AL was the winner, 5-3.
1988: Terry Steinbach
In his first of three career All-Star game appearances, Terry Steinbach drives in AL both runs, including a solo HR off of Dwight Gooden. The AL won a close one, 2-1, in Cincinnati.
1987: Tim Raines
Quality pitching was the story of the 58th All-Star game, which took place in Oakland. After 12 scoreless innings, Tim Raines came through with a 2-run triple off of Jay Howell, scoring Ozzie Virgil and Hubie Brooks in the 13th. The NL won it 2-0, Raines got the MVP.
1986: Roger Clemens
In his All-Star debut, in his home state of Texas, AL starter Roger Clemens was brilliant, hurling a perfect 3 innings.
1985: Lamarr Hoyt
LaMarr Hoyt was the winning pitcher, starting, going 3 innings and allowing just 2 hits, earning the MVP in the only All-Star game appearance of his career. The NL came out on top for the 2nd straight year, winning 6-1 in Minneapolis.
1984: Gary Carter
The 55th Midsummer Classic had a big-time Bay Area theme. Played at Candlestick Park, Giants great Carl Hubbell threw out the first pitch and Huey Lewis played the National Anthem.
1983: Fred Lynn
The AL claims its first win since 1971 as Fred Lynn comes up big. Lynn’s grand slam (the only one in All-Star game history to date) was the high point of a seven run 5th inning for the American League. The AL won 13-3, the record for the most runs scored in an All-Star game (tied in 1992 and 1998).
1982: Dave Concepcion
The AL scored its only run in the 1st inning off a Reggie Jackson sacrifice fly. Dave Concepcion’s 2-run home run in the 2nd inning was the difference maker, putting the NL up for good in a 4-1 win in Montreal. For Concepcion, it was his lone career All-Star game MVP in his final of nine Midsummer Classic appearances.
1981: Gary Carter
Before a record-setting crowd of 72,086 in Cleveland, Gary Carter wins his first of two career Midsummer Classic MVPs. The Kid went 2-for-3 with a 2-run HR and 8 total bases. Rookie Fernando Valenzuela got the start, Vida Blue got the win, as the NL took it, 5-4.
1980: Ken Griffey, Sr
With the NL trailing by 2 runs, Ken Griffey hits a solo home run, beginning an NL run of 4 unanswered. Griffey goes 2-for-3 en route to the MVP, as the NL wins its 9th–straight Midsummer Classic, 4-2, at Dodger Stadium.
1979: Dave Parker
In the 50th Midsummer Classic, played in Seattle’s Kingdome, was a close won, where the NL came out on top, 7-6.
1978: Steve Garvey
The NL wins it 7-3 in San Diego, as Mr. Clean, Steve Garvey wins his 2nd ASG MVP, going 2-for-3 with a triple and 2 RBI.
1977: Don Sutton
Starter Don Sutton pitches 3 innings of scoreless, 1 hit, 4 strikeout ball in the Bronx, getting the MVP as the NL wins it 7-5.
1976: George Foster
Philly hosts in the U.S. bicentennial year, as the NL rolls to a 7-1 win. Behind a 2-run HR and 3 RBI on the game, George Foster is the MVP.
1975: Bill Madlock & Jon Matalack
Madlock’s 1-2, 2 RBI game, combined with Matlack’s win, result in a co-MVP, as the NL wins it 6-3 in Milwaukee.
1974: Steve Garvey
In a game that featured future 17 Hall of Famers, MVP Steve Garvey goes 2-for-4, with an RBI, as the NL wins 7-2.
1973: Bobby Bonds
The NL cruises to a 7-1 win, in Willie Mays’ 25th and final Midsummer Classic. Former Giants teammate has a fine game off the bench, going 2-for-2 with a 2B and 2-run HR.
1972: Joe Morgan
Morgan’s 10th inning single scores Nate Colbert and wins it for the NL, 4-3, in Atlanta.
1971: Frank Robinson
Robinson comes through with a 2-run HR as the AL wins, 6-4, snapping a 8-year All-Star game losing streak.
1970: Carl Yastrzemski
Yaz has 4 hits, winning the MVP, but Pete Rose’s play at the plate gives the NL a 5-4 win.
1969: Willie McCovey
In D.C. with President Nixon on hand, McCovey goes 2-for-4 with 2 HR as the NL won the 40th Midsummer Classic, 9-3.
1968: Willie Mays
The Say Hey Kid goes 1 for 4, scoring the game’s only run, as the NL wins at the Astrodome—the 1st Midsummer Classic played indoors.
1967: Tony Perez
With 1 out in the 15th, Perez hits a solo homer off of Catfish Hunter to win it for the NL, 2-1.
1966: Brooks Robinson
The thrilling 1966 All-Star game featured an MVP performance from Brooks Robinson who went 3 for 4 and went into extra innings. The AL fell to the NL, 2-1.
1965: Juan Marichal
Juan Marichal pitched three innings while giving up one hit and 0 earned runs in a 6-5 NL win in Minnesota.
1964: Johnny Callison
Bottom 9, 2 on, 2 out, Callison hits a walk-off HR to win it for the NL, 7-4.
1963: Willie Mays
"They invented the All-Star game for Willie Mays" — Ted Williams
1962: Leon Wagner & Maury Wills
From 1959-1962, the MLB held two All-Star games. The Angels' Leon Wagner (left) and the Dodgers' Maury Wills (right) took home the honors in 1962.