2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
2004MLBAllStarGame.png
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 6 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 14 0
National League 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1
Date July 13, 2004
Venue Minute Maid Park
City Houston, Texas
Managers American League - Joe Torre (NYY)
National League - Jack McKeon (FLA)
MVP Alfonso Soriano (TEX)
Attendance 41,886
First pitch Muhammad Ali
Television Fox
TV announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver
Radio ESPN
Radio announcers Dan Shulman and Dave Campbell
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The 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 75th playing of the midseason exhibition baseball game 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 13, 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, the home of the Houston Astros of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 9-4, thus awarding an AL team (which would eventually be the Boston Red Sox) home-field advantage in the 2004 World Series.

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 John Hirschbeck
Second Base Doug Eddings
Third Base Jim Reynolds
Left Field Marvin Hudson
Right Field Sam Holbrook

Starting lineups[edit]

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Ichiro Suzuki Mariners CF 1 Edgar Rentería Cardinals SS
2 Iván Rodríguez Tigers C 2 Albert Pujols Cardinals 1B
3 Vladimir Guerrero Angels RF 3 Barry Bonds Giants LF
4 Manny Ramírez Red Sox LF 4 Scott Rolen Cardinals 3B
5 Alex Rodriguez Yankees 3B 5 Sammy Sosa Cubs RF
6 Jason Giambi Yankees 1B 6 Mike Piazza Mets C
7 Derek Jeter Yankees SS 7 Lance Berkman Astros CF
8 Alfonso Soriano Rangers 2B 8 Jeff Kent Astros 2B
9 Mark Mulder Athletics P 9 Roger Clemens Astros P

Game recap[edit]

2004 MLB All-Star Game.
All-Star Game participants gather around the mound before the first pitch.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 6 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 14 0
National League 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1
WP: Mark Mulder (1-0)   LP: Roger Clemens (0-1)
Home runs:
AL: Manny Ramírez (1), Alfonso Soriano (1), David Ortiz (1)
NL: None

Home Run Derby[edit]

Minute Maid Park, Houston—A.L. 47, N.L. 41
Player Team Round 1 Semis Finals Total
Miguel Tejada Baltimore 7 15 5 27
Lance Berkman Houston 7 10 4 21
Rafael Palmeiro Baltimore 9 5 14
Barry Bonds San Francisco 8 3 11
Sammy Sosa Chicago (N) 5 5
Jim Thome Philadelphia 4 4
Hank Blalock Texas 3 3
David Ortiz Boston 3 3

For the Record[edit]

Jack McKeon became the oldest manager to manage an All-Star game after becoming the oldest manager to manage a World Series in 2003 with the Florida Marlins.

Roger Clemens gave up six runs in one inning for the first time in his major-league career.

In the top of the first inning, the American League hit for the cycle for the first time in All-Star game history.

This was the first All-Star game to be broadcast in high-definition.

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