1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 0 0 4 1 3 1 1 3 13 19 2
National 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 8 12 1
Date July 7, 1998
Venue Coors Field
City Denver, Colorado
Managers American - Mike Hargrove (CLE)
National - Jim Leyland (FLA)
MVP Roberto Alomar (BAL)
Attendance 51,267
First pitch Elias Kurts
Television NBC
TV announcers Bob Costas and Joe Morgan
Radio ESPN
Radio announcers Charley Steiner and Kevin Kennedy
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The 1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 69th 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 7, 1998 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, the home of the Colorado Rockies of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 13-8. It was (and remains) the highest-scoring All-Star Game in MLB history.

The pregame ceremony honored the United States Air Force Academy who provided the five-man color guard, flag presentations, and, at the end of country music singer Faith Hill's performance of the U.S. National Anthem, the flyover ceremonies. Hill's National Anthem performance was preceded by actress Gloria Reuben's performance of The Canadian National Anthem.

Twelve-year-old Elias Kurts was given the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, the first "non-celebrity" so honored.

Rosters[edit]

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

Game[edit]

Umpires[edit]

Home Plate Ed Montague
First Base Derryl Cousins
Second Base Brian Gorman
Third Base Rick Reed
Left Field Rich Rieker
Right Field Tim McClelland

Starting lineups[edit]

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Kenny Lofton Indians LF 1 Craig Biggio Astros 2B
2 Roberto Alomar Orioles 2B 2 Tony Gwynn Padres RF
3 Ken Griffey, Jr. Mariners CF 3 Mark McGwire Cardinals 1B
4 Juan González Rangers RF 4 Barry Bonds Giants LF
5 Jim Thome Indians 1B 5 Chipper Jones Braves 3B
6 Alex Rodriguez Mariners SS 6 Mike Piazza Mets C
7 Iván Rodríguez Rangers C 7 Larry Walker Rockies CF
8 Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles 3B 8 Walt Weiss Braves SS
9 David Wells Yankees P 9 Greg Maddux Braves P

Game summary[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 0 4 1 3 1 1 3 13 19 2
National League 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 8 12 1
WP: Bartolo Colón (1-0)   LP: Ugueth Urbina (0-1)
Home runs:
AL: Alex Rodriguez (1), Roberto Alomar (1)
NL: Barry Bonds (1)

Home Run Derby[edit]

Coors Field, Denver—A.L. 54, N.L. 30
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Finals Total
Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle 8 8 3 19
Jim Thome Cleveland 7 8 2 17
Vinny Castilla Colorado 7 5 12
Rafael Palmeiro Baltimore 7 3 10
Moisés Alou Houston 7 7
Javy López Atlanta 5 5
Alex Rodriguez Seattle 5 5
Mark McGwire St. Louis 4 4
Damion Easley Detroit 3 3
Chipper Jones Atlanta 2 2

Footnotes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Player declined or was unable to play.

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