Lefthander "King" Carl Hubbell worked three shutout innings as the National League starter. His performance was highlighted by consecutive strikeouts of five future Hall of Famers: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin. The streak ended with a single by Bill Dickey, another future Hall of Famer.
Hero: Bo knows a home run in 1989
Bo Jackson was in the process of taking the sports world by storm when he stepped to the plate in the first inning of the 1989 All-Star Game in Anaheim. Put in the lineup by AL manager Tony La Russa to get some speed at the top of the order, Jackson decided to flex his muscles instead. He sent a Rick Reuschel pitch 450 feet for a home run in the first inning that helped get the AL a win and earned himself game MVP honors.
Hero: Ichiro's in the park in 2007
Ichiro Suzuki's blazing speed is part of the reason he's become a perennial All-Star. Ichiro used that speed to win himself MVP of the 2007 game after hitting the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star Game history. He did it by sending a Chris Young pitch to deep right-center field and racing around the bases before the throw home could get him.
Hero: Ripkin rips it in 2001
This mid-summer night was truly all about Cal Ripken Jr. In his final season, the veteran ironman was chosen to play third base, but in a made-for-TV moment, Alex Rodriguez forced Ripken to shortstop much to the pleasure of the fans. Ripken then homered in his first plate appearance and was greeted with a standing ovation. He became one of four players with multiple All-Star Game MVP awards (1991 and 2001).
Hero: Walk-it-off Williams in 1941
Ted Williams completed a ninth-inning comeback by hitting a two-out, three-run homer that gave the American League a 7-5 victory. Williams homered against righthander Claude Passeau, who gave up a 5-2 lead in the final two innings.