2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Mlb-asg-2000.svg
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 10 2
National League 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 9 2
DateJuly 11, 2000
VenueTurner Field
CityAtlanta, Georgia
Managers
MVPDerek Jeter (NYY)
Attendance51,323
Ceremonial first pitchHank Aaron
TelevisionNBC (United States)
MLB International (International)
TV announcersBob Costas and Joe Morgan (NBC)
Gary Thorne and Ken Singleton (MLB International)
RadioESPN
Radio announcersCharley Steiner and Dave Campbell

The 2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 71st 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 11, 2000 at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia, home of the Atlanta Braves of the National League.

The Florida Marlins were originally awarded the 2000 All-Star Game in July 1995, but due to concerns over the chronically low attendance figures at Pro Player Stadium and the long-term viability of the South Florida market, National League president Len Coleman revoked the game from Miami in December 1998. The Marlins finally got to host the All-Star Game for the first time, 17 years later.

Coleman announced Atlanta would be the replacement host of the game, giving the Braves the chance to host their first All-Star Game since 1972. Turner Field, which opened in 1997 played a factor in Coleman's decision to award the game to Atlanta, citing Major League Baseball's desire to have the All-Star Game played in newer venues as a way to showcase the ballparks.

The 2000 All-Star Game was one of the few occurrences in which the manager of the host team also managed the home team of the game, in this case, the National League (Bobby Cox had led the Braves to the World Series the previous year earning the right to manage the National League).

The result of the game was the American League defeating the National League by a score of 6–3. The game is remembered for Chipper Jones' home run off James Baldwin. This was also the last MLB All-Star Game that was broadcast on NBC.

Rosters[edit]

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

Game[edit]

Umpires[edit]

Home Plate Mike Reilly
First Base Mark Hirschbeck
Second Base Wally Bell
Third Base Paul Schrieber
Left Field Brian O'Nora
Right Field Laz Díaz

Starting lineups[edit]

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Roberto Alomar Indians 2B 1 Barry Larkin Reds SS
2 Derek Jeter Yankees SS 2 Chipper Jones Braves 3B
3 Bernie Williams Yankees CF 3 Vladimir Guerrero Expos LF
4 Jason Giambi Athletics 1B 4 Sammy Sosa Cubs RF
5 Carl Everett Red Sox LF 5 Jeff Kent Giants 2B
6 Iván Rodríguez Rangers C 6 Andrés Galarraga Braves 1B
7 Jermaine Dye Royals RF 7 Jim Edmonds Cardinals CF
8 Travis Fryman Indians 3B 8 Jason Kendall Pirates C
9 David Wells Blue Jays P 9 Randy Johnson Diamondbacks P

Game summary[edit]

Tuesday, July 11, 2000 8:35 pm (EDT) at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 10 2
National League 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 9 2
WP: James Baldwin (1-0)   LP: Al Leiter (0-1)
Home runs:
AL: None
NL: Chipper Jones (1)

Home Run Derby[edit]

Turner Field, Atlanta—N.L. 41, A.L. 21
Player Team Round 1 Semis Finals Total
Sammy Sosa Chicago (N) 6 11 9 26
Ken Griffey Jr. Cincinnati 6 3 2 11
Carl Everett Boston 6 6 12
Carlos Delgado Toronto 5 1 6
Edgar Martínez Seattle 2 2
Chipper Jones Atlanta 2 2
Vladimir Guerrero Montreal 2 2
Iván Rodríguez Texas 1 1
Semifinals Finals
      
1 Ken Griffey Jr. 3
4 Carlos Delgado 1
1 Ken Griffey Jr. 2
3 Sammy Sosa 9
2 Carl Everett 5
3 Sammy Sosa 11

Footnotes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Player declined or was unable to play.

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