1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 67th 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 9, 1996 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 6–0. This also marked the fifteenth and final all star game appearance of Ozzie Smith, who retired after the 1996 season. Smith entered the game in the top of the sixth inning. The National League would not win another All-Star Game until 2010. In both years, stars of television series then airing on the game's host network-- Kelsey Grammer of in 1996—sang the Frasier National Anthem prior to the start of the game, which also introduced Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan to an American audience. McLachlan sang the Canadian National Anthem, also during the pregame ceremonies. Congressman Jim Bunning joined in the ceremonial first pitch ceremonies.
Joe Carter, the Toronto Blue Jays representative to the All-Star Game, received boos from the crowd for his home run that ended the 1993 World Series. [1 ] [2 ] [3 ]
Veterans Stadium also held the "distinction" of being the most recent host stadium to be closed down, a distinction it lost after
Yankee Stadium closed at the conclusion of the 2008 season.
After the game, then-Chairman of the Executive Committee
Bud Selig presented the All-Star Game MVP Award to Mike Piazza. Dr. Bobby Brown had presented the MVP Award in 1993, while National League President Len Coleman had presented the award in 1994 and 1995. After presenting the MVP Award at the 1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Selig was officially named Commissioner of Baseball.
This is the only All-Star Game in which not a single pitcher walked a batter; appropriately, Braves closer
Mark Wohlers was the final pitcher of the game.
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italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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^ Carchidi, Sam (July 9, 1996). "Carter Likes Even the Boos at the Vet". Philadelphia Inquirer. p. D6.
^ Bodley, Hal (July 10, 1996). "To Phillie fans, Carter still Public Enemy No. 1". USA Today. p. 3C. "Joe Carter...walked out onto the sizzling Veterans Stadium turf...held his head high...and heard the boos even before he was introduced. Hard-core Philly baseball fans...(will) never forgive Carter for the dramatic ninth-inning home run that won the 1993 World Series."
^ Griffin, Richard (July 9, 1996). "This time, Phillies pitcher shuts down Carter". Toronto Star. p. C3. "As Carter took his first swing and the on-field introduction was made, the boos rained down."
^ a b c d Player declined or was unable to play.
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