Baseball Almanac is pleased to present the box score to the 2003 Midsummer Classic which was played on July 15, 2003 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.
National League 6 vs American League 7
July 15, 2003 U.S. Cellular Field
c- Paul Lo Duca
b- Carl Everett
: Rodriguez-Boone-Giambi, Garciaparra-Giambi.
Doubles : Jones, Lowell, Anderson, Wells.
Error : Furcal.
Ground into Double Play : Sexson, White.
Home Runs : Helton, Jones, Anderson, Giambi, Blalock.
Left on Base : N.L. 4, A.L. 5.
Hold : Wagner.
Losing Pitcher : Gagne.
Save : Foulke.
Winning Pitcher : Donnelly.
There were a record tieing ( 1988 Midsummer Classic ) thirty first-time All-Star players on the official rosters and thirty-two total if you count (Major League Baseball does not) Shawn Chacon & Marcus Giles who were replaced on the National League roster due to injuries.
Did you know that of the seventy players selected to the 2003 All-Star squads, forty-nine were from the United States, six were from the Dominican Republic, five were from Puerto Rico, three were from Japan, three were from Venezuela, & one (each) from Canada, Mexico, Colombia & Curacao?
This was the first All-Star Game "where it counted" (the winner was awarded home field advantage during the World Series), the first with a Colorado Rockies home run ( Todd Helton ), the first for thirty first-time players (see fact one above) and the first in U.S. Cellular Field (but the fourth in Comiskey Park).