Ruth homers in first ASG: July 6, 1933, at Comiskey Park in Chicago
In the inaugural All-Star Game, the legendary Babe Ruth -- fittingly -- homered, putting the AL up 3-0. The American League won, 4-2. Watch video of this moment.
Hubbell's strikeout run: July 10, 1934, at the New York Polo Grounds
NL pitcher Carl Hubbell struck out five future Hall of Famers in succession -- Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin. The American League won, 9-7.
Ted Williams becomes The MVP: July 9, 1946, Fenway Park in Boston
Ted Williams (shown here with Tony Gwynn at the 1999 All-Star Game at Fenway) and several other players had just returned from serving in World War II. The highlight of the game was the matchup between Williams and Rip Sewell, whose trademark was the 'eephus' pitch -- basically a lob ball. Williams went 4 for 4, with two home runs, driving in five. Since 2002, the MVP award for the All-Star Game has been named for Williams.
Musial's walk-off: July 12, 1955, at County Stadium in Milwaukee
The National League overcame a five-run deficit in this edition of the Midsummer Classic. Stan Musial (shown here at the 2009 All-Star Game at Busch Stadium) led off the bottom of the 12th inning by hammering a walk-off home run to deep right field on the first pitch he saw from Frank Sullivan. The National League won, 6-5. Watch video of this moment.
Rose levels Fosse: July 14, 1970, at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati
In the bottom of the 12th inning, Reds outfielder Pete Rose slid hard into home plate, flattening American League catcher Ray Fosse. Both players were injured and Fosse dropped the ball, allowing Rose to score the winning run. Rose was roundly criticized for the play, as many felt it was too aggressive in what amounted to an exhibition game. The 23-year-old Fosse suffered a fractured and separated left shoulder. The National League won, 5-4. Watch video of this moment.
Jackson's 500-foot home run: July 13, 1971, Tiger Stadium in Detroit
Reggie Jackson, then with the A's, hit a towering home run with a man on base in the third inning. The shot hit one of the light standards on the roof of the stadium, an estimated 520 feet from home plate -- the longest in All-Star Game history. Jackson's jolt started the AL's comeback. Fellow American Leaguers' Frank Robinson and Harmon Killebrew also each hit a two-run homer. This was Roberto Clemente's final All-Star appearance. The American League won, 6-4. Watch video of this moment.
Only ASG grand slam: July 6, 1983, at Comiskey Park in Chicago
In the 50th anniversary game, California Angels center fielder Fred Lynn hit the first, and still the only, grand slam in All-Star history to right field on a 2-2 pitch with two out, capping a seven-run inning. The American League won, 13-3. Watch video of this moment.
Fernando and Doc set a record: July 10, 1984, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco
In the fourth inning, Dodgers ace Fernando Valenzuela struck out Dave Winfield, Reggie Jackson and George Brett. In the fifth, the Mets' teenage phenom Dwight Gooden fanned Lance Parrish, Chet Lemon, and Alvin Davis. The six consecutive strikeouts set an All-Star record, breaking the previous mark of five by Carl Hubbell 50 years earlier. The National League won, 3-1.
Bo's MVP show: July 11, 1989 at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim
Bo Jackson made his only All-Star Game appearance count. A 400-plus-foot blast for a home run and a running catch that saved two runs help the American League beat the National League 5-3 and earned him MVP honors. Watch video of this moment.
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The Big Unit rattles Kruk: July 13, 1993, at Camden Yards in Baltimore
Imposing Phillies first baseman John Kruk had a memorable at-bat against Seattle Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson, no slouch himself in the intimidation department. Johnson's first pitch was so far inside and above the first baseman's head that Kruk, feigning a heart attack, backed up nearly to the on-deck circle. Kruk then flailed wildly at two 98-mph fastballs and returned to the dugout laughing. The American League won, 9-3. Watch video of this moment.
Johnson turns Walker around: July 8, 1997, at Jacobs Field in Cleveland
You remember John Kruk's troubles hitting against Randy Johnson at the All-Star Game. Well, Larry Walker didn't like it any better four years later. After a pitch from Johnson whizzed over his head, Walker chose to bat from the right side of the plate -- and flip his helmet around for good measure. Walker only took one pitch from the right side before returning to his natural left side of the plate and working out a walk. Watch video of this moment.
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The All-Century Team: July 13, 1999, at Fenway Park in Boston
MLB chose the occasion of the final All-Star Game of the 20th Century to recognize its greatest players of the prior 100 years. Many of them were on hand in Boston for the celebration. In the photo above (from left to right), we see Hank Aaron, Rickey Henderson, Lou Brock, Al Kaline, Ralph Kiner and Reggie Jackson walking onto center field. It was one of the greatest collections of talent on the field at the same time in sports history.
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Pedro dominates at home: July 13, 1999, at Fenway Park in Boston
In the first inning, Pedro Martinez struck out Barry Larkin, Larry Walker and Sammy Sosa. He also dominated in the second, striking out Mark McGwire. After Matt Williams reached base on an error, Martinez struck out Jeff Bagwell and Williams was caught stealing second. Martinez was later named MVP. Ted Williams threw out the first pitch. The American League won, 4-1.
Ripken's farewell blast: July 10, 2001, at Safeco Field in Seattle
Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles hit a first-inning home run in his 19th, and final, All-Star appearance. The American League defeated the National League, 4–1. Watch video of this moment.
Hunter robs the home run king: July 9, 2002, at Miller Field in Milwaukee
To lead off the bottom of the first, Giants slugger Barry Bonds hit a long fly ball to center that looked destined to give the NL the early lead. But Twins outfielder Torii Hunter leapt up and reached over the wall to rob Bonds of a homer. Bonds playfully picked up Hunter as the defensive star came off the field. Watch video of this moment.
The tie game: July 9, 2002, at Miller Park in Milwaukee
In one of his most unpopular decisions, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig decided to call the 2002 All-Star Game in the 11th inning. The teams were deadlocked and neither squad had any pitchers in the bullpen. The game ended in a 7-7 tie as the crowd chanted 'Let them play.' No MVP award was given. Beginning the next year, home-field advantage in the World Series was awarded to the league that wins the All-Star Game. This was actually not the first All-Star Game tie. The second Midsummer Classic of 1961 was halted by rain after nine innings and ended in a 1-1 tie.
Ichiro's inside-the-park home run: July 10, 2007, at AT&T Park in San Francisco
Here's something we never thought we'd see. But the quirks of AT&T Park and the speed of Ichiro proved the right combination for a wacky moment. A top-of-the-fifth drive off the Mariners star's bat took a weird carom in right-center field, getting away from the NL's Ken Griffey Jr. Ichiro circled the bases for the All-Star Game's first ever inside-the-park home run. Watch video of this moment.
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Jeter says goodbye: July 15, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis
Despite declining skills, Derek Jeter was a sentimental fan pick to start the 2014 All-Star Game in his final season in the majors. But the 14-time All-Star did not disappoint. Jeter led off for the AL team and went 2 for 2 before being taken out of the game and given a memorable send-off to the tunes of Frank Sinatra's 'New York, New York.' Watch video of this moment.