All-Star Game History

Major League Baseball All-Star Game History by Baseball Almanac

Baseball has always been more than just a game. As John S. Bowman and Joel Zoss stated in The Pictorial History of Baseball "As part of the fabric of American culture, baseball is the common social ground between strangers, a world of possibilities and of chance, where 'it's never over till it's over.'"

It is an American tradition rich in legends, folklore and history, a never-ending story where every game is a new nine-inning chapter and every player has the chance to be the hero. Through the years, every franchise has had its share of superstar players that stand out above the rest. They are the ones that bring the fans out to the ballpark and only one game brings them all together at once, The All-Star Game.

The first Major League All-Star Game was played on July 6, 1933 at Comiskey Park in Chicago. It was initiated at the insistence of Arch Ward, a sports editor for the Chicago Tribune, to coincide with the celebration of Chicago's Century of Progress Exposition. For over seventy-three years, the "Midsummer Classic" has remained a fan favorite showcasing the top talent in baseball.

All-Star teams were originally selected by the managers and the fans for the 1933 and 1934 games. From 1935 through 1946, managers selected the entire team for each league. From 1947 to 1957, fans chose the team's starters and the manager chose the pitchers and the remaining players. From 1958 through 1969, managers, players, and coaches made the All-Star Team selections. In 1970, the vote again returned to the fans for the selection of the starters for each team and remains there today.

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"They invented the All-Star Game for Willie Mays ." - Hall of Famer & Nineteen Time All-Star Ted Williams in Cooperstown: A Novel (Eugena Pilek, Touchstone Publishers, 06/28/2005, Page 242)

The Midsummer Classics

1 Comiskey Park
Chicago, Illinois
07-06-1933 4 2 1-0-0
2 Polo Grounds
New York, New York
07-10-1934 9 7 2-0-0
3 Municipal Stadium
Cleveland, Ohio
07-08-1935 4 1 3-0-0
4 Braves Field
Boston, Massachusetts
07-07-1936 3 4 3-1-0
5 Griffith Stadium
Washington, D.C.
07-07-1937 8 3 4-1-0
6 Crosley Field
Cincinnati, Ohio
07-06-1938 1 4 4-2-0
7 Yankee Stadium
New York, New York
07-11-1939 3 1 5-2-0
8 Sportsman's Park
St. Louis, Missouri
07-09-1940 0 4 5-3-0
9 Briggs Stadium
Detroit, Michigan
07-08-1941 7 5 6-3-0
10 Polo Grounds
New York, New York
07-06-1942 3 1 7-3-0
11 Shibe Park
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07-13-1943 5 3 8-3-0
12 Forbes Field
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
07-11-1944 1 7 8-4-0
n/a Fenway Park
Boston, Massachusetts
07-10-1945 n/a n/a 8-4-0
13 Fenway Park
Boston, Massachusetts
07-09-1946 12 0 9-4-0
14 Wrigley Field
Chicago, Illinois
07-08-1947 2 1 10-4-0
15 Sportsman's Park
St. Louis, Missouri
07-13-1948 5 2 11-4-0
16 Ebbets Field
Brooklyn, New York
07-12-1949 11 7 12-4-0
17 Comiskey Park
Chicago, Illinois
07-11-1950 3 4 12-5-0
18 Briggs Stadium
Detroit, Michigan
07-10-1951 3 8 12-6-0
19 Shibe Park
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07-08-1952 2 3 12-7-0
20 Crosley Field
Cincinnati, Ohio
07-14-1953 1 5 12-8-0
21 Municipal Stadium
Cleveland, Ohio
07-13-1954 11 9 13-8-0
22 County Stadium
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
07-12-1955 5 6 13-9-0
23 Griffith Stadium
Washington, D.C.
07-10-1956 3 7 13-10-0
24 Busch Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri
07-09-1957 6 5 14-10-0
25 Memorial Stadium
Baltimore, Maryland
07-08-1958 4 3 15-10-0
26 Forbes Field
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani
07-07-1959 4 5 15-11-0
27 Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles, California
08-03-1959 5 3 16-11-0
28 Municipal Stadium
Kansas City, Missouri
07-11-1960 3 5 16-12-0
29 Yankee Stadium
New York, New York
07-13-1960 0 6 16-13-0
30 Candlestick Park
San Francisco, California
07-11-1961 4 5 16-14-0
31 Fenway Park
Boston, Massachusetts
07-31-1961 1 1 16-14-1
32 D.C. Stadium
Washington, D.C.
07-10-1962 1 3 16-15-1
33 Wrigley Field
Chicago, Illinois
07-30-1962 9 4 17-15-1
34 Municipal Stadium
Cleveland, Ohio
07-09-1963 3 5 17-16-1
35 Shea Stadium
New York, New York
07-07-1964 4 7 17-17-1
36 Metropolitan Stadium
Bloomington, Minnesota
07-13-1965 5 6 17-18-1
37 Busch Memorial Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri
07-12-1966 1 2 17-19-1
38 Anaheim Stadium
Anaheim, California
07-11-1967 1 2 17-20-1
39 Astrodome
Houston, Texas
07-09-1968 0 1 17-21-1
40 R.F.K. Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.
07-23-1969 3 9 17-22-1
41 Riverfront Stadium
Cincinnati, Ohio
07-14-1970 4 5 17-23-1
42 Tiger Stadium
Detroit, Michigan
07-13-1971 6 4 18-23-1
43 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Atlanta, Georgia
07-25-1972 3 4 18-24-1
44 Royals Stadium
Kansas City, Missouri
07-24-1973 1 7 18-25-1
45 Three Rivers Stadium
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
07-23-1974 2 7 18-26-1
46 County Stadium
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
07-15-1975 3 6 18-27-1
47 Veterans Stadium
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07-13-1976 1 7 18-28-1
48 Yankee Stadium
New York, New York
07-19-1977 5 7 18-29-1
49 San Diego Stadium
San Diego, California
07-11-1978 3 7 18-30-1
50 Kingdome
Seattle, Washington
07-17-1979 6 7 18-31-1
51 Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
07-08-1980 2 4 18-32-1
52 Municipal Stadium
Cleveland, Ohio
08-09-1981 4 5 18-33-1
53 Olympic Stadium
Montreal, Quebec
07-13-1982 1 4 18-34-1
54 Comiskey Park
Chicago, Illinois
07-06-1983 13 3 19-34-1
55 Candlestick Park
San Francisco, California
07-10-1984 1 3 19-35-1
56 H. Humphrey Metrodome
Minneapolis, Minnesota
07-16-1985 1 6 19-36-1
57 Astrodome
Houston, Texas
07-15-1986 3 2 20-36-1
58 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Oakland, California
07-14-1987 0 2 20-37-1
59 Riverfront Stadium
Cincinnati, Ohio
07-12-1988 2 1 21-37-1
60 Anaheim Stadium
Anaheim, California
07-11-1989 5 3 22-37-1
61 Wrigley Field
Chicago, Illinois
07-10-1990 2 0 23-37-1
62 SkyDome
Toronto, Ontario
07-09-1991 4 2 24-37-1
63 Jack Murphy Stadium
San Diego, California
07-14-1992 13 6 25-37-1
64 Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Baltimore, Maryland
07-13-1993 9 3 26-37-1
65 Three Rivers Stadium
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
07-12-1994 7 8 26-38-1
66 The Ballpark at Arlington
Arlington, Texas
07-11-1995 2 3 26-39-1
67 Veterans Stadium
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07-09-1996 0 6 26-40-1
68 Jacobs Field
Cleveland, Ohio
07-08-1997 3 1 27-40-1
69 Coors Field
Denver, Colorado
07-07-1998 13 8 28-40-1
70 Fenway Park
Boston, Massachusetts
07-13-1999 4 1 29-40-1
71 Turner Field
Atlanta, Georgia
07-11-2000 6 3 30-40-1
72 Safeco Field
Seattle, Washington
07-10-2001 4 1 31-40-1
73 Miller Park
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
07-09-2002 7 7 31-40-2
74 U.S. Cellular Field
Chicago, Illinois
07-15-2003 7 6 32-40-2
75 Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas
07-13-2004 9 4 33-40-2
76 Comerica Park
Detroit, Michigan
07-12-2005 7 5 34-40-2
77 PNC Park
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
07-11-2006 3 2 35-40-2
78 AT&T Park
San Francisco, California
07-10-2007 5 4 36-40-2
79 Yankee Stadium
New York, New York
07-15-2008 4 3 37-40-2
80 Busch Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri
07-14-2009 4 3 38-40-2
81 Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
07-13-2010 1 3 38-41-2
82 Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
07-12-2011 1 5 38-42-2
83 Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City, Missouri
07-10-2012 0 8 38-43-2
84 Citi Field
New York, New York
07-16-2013 3 0 39-43-2
85 Target Field
Minneapolis, Minnesota
07-15-2014 5 3 40-43-2
86 Great American Ballpark
Cincinnati, Ohio
07-14-2015 6 3 41-43-2
87 Petco Park
San Diego, California
07-12-2016 4 2 42-43-2
88 Marlins Park
Miami, Florida
07-11-2017 2 1 43-43-2
89 Nationals Park
Washington, D.C.
07-17-2018 8 6 44-43-2
90 Progressive Field
Cleveland, Ohio
07-09-2019 4 3 45-43-2
91 Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
07-14-2020 -- -- --
92 SunTrust Park
Atlanta, Georgia
xx-xx-2021 -- -- --
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On July 6, 1983, Fred Lynn came to bat in the third inning with the bases loaded against Atlee Hammaker . The only All-Star grand slam in history was hit that moment and eight records were set.

Mickey Mantle (1954-1960), Joe Morgan (1970-1977) and Dave Winfield (1982-1988) are the only three players in All-Star history to each bat safely in seven back-to-back All-Star games. The Commerce Comet played in both the 1960 All-Star Game and the 1960 World Series, each of which was played in New York City, prompting baseball fan Tom Bowen to wonder how many times has a club hosted both an All-Star Game and World Series in the same year. His research found:

Stan Musial holds the All-Star record for most games as a pinch hitter with ten games (a record) and ten pinch-hit at-bats (another record).

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