2009 All-Star Game

The Midsummer Classic returned to St. Louis in 2009 for the fifth time. Busch Stadium, which last hosted the All-Star Game in 1966, will once again be home to the contest and even though the name is the same, the stadium is once again new.

The Gateway City last saw All-Star action in 1966 and it truly was one for the ages. A hot steamy game (over 100 degrees at game time) that featured twelve future Hall of Fame players, two additional (Bob Gibson & Joe Morgan) were not even counted because they were out injured, and a 2-1 pitching duel that still can be considered a classic.

"I don't remember who it was that knocked in the winning run (during the 1966 All-Star Game in St. Louis) . I was in the clubhouse at the time because it was so hot. It was about 110 or 115 degrees that day. It was really hot. It was one of the hottest days I could remember. I caught seven or eight innings. I remember, even swinging and missing you lost your breath." - Joe Torre on MLB.com (B.J. Rains, 06/16/2009, Source )

2009 All-Star Game

2009 All-Star Game Official Logo

2008 | 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game | 2010

Game Number

80

Date / Box Score

07-14-2009

Location

Busch Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

46,760

The Star Spangled Banner

Sheryl Crow

God Bless America

Sara Evans

1 st Pitch

From

To

President Barack Obama

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Joe Maddon ( Tampa Bay )

Coaches

Trey Hillman ( Kansas City )

2009 All Star Game

Line Score

League

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

American

2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 8 1

National

0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 1

Roy Halladay
Mark Buehrle (3rd)
Zack Greinke (4th)
Edwin Jackson (5th)
Felix Hernandez (6th)
Jonathan Papelbon (7th, W)
Joe Nathan (8th, H)
Mariano Rivera (9th, S)

Tim Lincecum
Ryan Franklin (3rd)
Dan Haren (4th, H)
Chad Billingsley (5th)
Trevor Hoffman (6th)
Francisco Cordero (7th)
Heath Bell (8th, L)
Francisco Rodriguez (9th)

None

None


2009 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Heath Bell (1)

San Diego Padres

P

Carlos Beltran (5)

New York Mets

CF

Injured / Did Not Play

Chad Billingsley (1)

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

4.

Ryan Braun (3)

Milwaukee Brewers

RF

Jonathan Broxton (1)

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Injured / Did Not Pitch

Matt Cain (1)

San Francisco Giants

P

Injured / Did Not Pitch

Francisco Cordero (3)

Cincinnati Reds

P

Zach Duke (1)

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

Replaced Cain / Did Not Pitch

Prince Fielder (2)

Milwaukee Brewers

1B

Ryan Franklin (1)

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Adrian Gonzalez (2)

San Diego Padres

1B

Dan Haren (3)

Arizona Diamondbacks

P

Brad Hawpe (1)

Colorado Rockies

OF

Trevor Hoffman (7)

Milwaukee Brewers

P

Replaced Cain / Did Not Pitch

Ryan Howard (2)

Philadelphia Phillies

1B

Orlando Hudson (2)

Los Angeles Dodgers

2B

5.

Raul Ibanez (1)

Philadelphia Phillies

LF

Josh Johnson (1)

Florida Marlins

P

Did Not Pitch

Ted Lilly (2)

Chicago Cubs

P

Did Not Pitch

9.

Tim Lincecum (2)

San Francisco Giants

SP

Starting Pitcher

Jason Marquis (1)

Colorado Rockies

P

Did Not Pitch

Brian McCann (4)

Atlanta Braves

C

8.

Yadier Molina (1)

St. Louis Cardinals

C

Hunter Pence (1)

Houston Astros

OF

Did Not Play

3.

Albert Pujols (8)

St. Louis Cardinals

1B

1.

Hanley Ramirez (2)

Florida Marlins

SS

Francisco Rodriguez (4)

New York Mets

P

Freddy Sanchez (3)

Pittsburgh Pirates

2B

Did Not Play

Johan Santana (4)

New York Mets

P

Did Not Pitch

Miguel Tejada (6)

Houston Astros

SS

Justin Upton (1)

Arizona Diamondbacks

OF

2.

Chase Utley (4)

Philadelphia Phillies

2B

All-Star Final Vote

7.

Shane Victorino (1)

Philadelphia Phillies

CF

Jayson Werth (1)

Philadelphia Phillies

OF

Replaced Beltran

6.

David Wright (4)

New York Mets

3B

Ryan Zimmerman (1)

Washington Nationals

3B

Bold =Fan-Elected Starter

2009 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Andrew Bailey (1)

Oakland Athletics

P

Did Not Pitch

Jason Bartlett (1)

Tampa Bay Rays

SS

5.

Jason Bay (3)

Boston Red Sox

OF

Josh Beckett (2)

Boston Red Sox

P

Did Not Pitch

Mark Buehrle (4)

Chicago White Sox

P

Carl Crawford (3)

Tampa Bay Rays

OF

MVP

Nelson Cruz (1)

Texas Rangers

OF

Replaced Hunter / Did Not Play

Chone Figgins (1)

Los Angeles Angels

3B

Replaced Longoria / Did Not Play

Brian Fuentes (4)

Los Angeles Angels

P

Curtis Granderson (1)

Detroit Tigers

OF

Zack Greinke (1)

Kansas City Royals

P

Roy Halladay (6)

Toronto Blue Jays

P

Starting Pitcher

6.

Josh Hamilton (2)

Texas Rangers

OF

Felix Hernandez (1)

Seattle Mariners

P

8.

Aaron Hill (1)

Toronto Blue Jays

2B

Torii Hunter (3)

Los Angeles Angels

OF

Injured / Did Not Play

Brandon Inge (1)

Detroit Tigers

3B

All-Star Final Vote

Edwin Jackson (1)

Detroit Tigers

P

2.

Derek Jeter (10)

New York Yankees

SS

Adam Jones (1)

Baltimore Orioles

OF

Evan Longoria (2)

Tampa Bay Rays

3B

Injured / Did Not Play

Victor Martinez (3)

Cleveland Indians

C

3.

Joe Mauer (3)

Minnesota Twins

C

Justin Morneau (3)

Minnesota Twins

1B

Joe Nathan (4)

Minnesota Twins

P

Jonathan Papelbon (4)

Boston Red Sox

P

Dustin Pedroia (2)

Boston Red Sox

2B

Did Not Attend / Family Obligation

Carlos Pena (1)

Tampa Bay Rays

1B

Replaced Pedroia / Did Not Play

Mariano Rivera (10)

New York Yankees

P

1.

Ichiro Suzuki (9)

Seattle Mariners

OF

4.

Mark Teixeira (2)

New York Yankees

1B

Justin Verlander (2)

Detroit Tigers

P

Did Not Pitch

Tim Wakefield (1)

Boston Red Sox

P

Did Not Pitch

Kevin Youkilis (2)

Boston Red Sox

1B

7.

Michael Young (6)

Texas Rangers

3B

Ben Zobrist (1)

Tampa Bay Rays

2B

Bold =Fan-Elected Starter


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