1991 All-Star Game

The 1991 All-Star Game in Toronto was the second Midsummer Classic to be held in Canada and became an instant classic as several records fell along with the National League.

Cal Ripken, Jr. continued to do what he had been doing through the first three months of the season by hitting with power in key situations. The Iron Man, hitting .348 with eighteen home runs and fifty-four runs batted in at the midsummer break, slammed a three-run homer to center field in the third, bringing in Rickey Henderson and Wade Boggs.

Ryne Sandberg's one-out double in the third marked the National League's first extra-base hit since 1987. Trailing 3-2, the National League put its first two batters on base in the sixth but couldn't score. Once again, the National League displayed an anemic offense that was unable to perform at the plate.

This win, the American League's fourth consecutive, proved that it wasn't just luck. The American League was back after several decades of disappointment and they weren't done yet.

"Cal Ripken embodies all that the Orioles stand for, all that Baltimore stands for and, really, all that this country stands for in terms of his dedication and work ethic.' - Peter Angelos
1991 All-Star Game

1991 All-Star Game Program
1991 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number

62

Date / Box Score

Location

Skydome

Attendance ( Rank )

52,383

National Anthem
Michael Burgess (Actor / Singer / Tenor)

O Canada

Michael Burgess (Actor / Singer / Tenor)

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

Jim Leyland

1991 All-Star Game

Line Score

League

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

National

1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 1

American

0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 x 4 8 0

Tom Glavine
Dennis Martinez (L, 3rd)
Frank Viola (5th)
Pete Harnisch (6th)
John Smiley (7th)
Rob Dibble (7th)
Mike Morgan (8th)

Jack Morris
Jimmy Key (W, 3rd)
Roger Clemens (4th)
Jack McDowell (5th)
Jeff Reardon (7th)
Rick Aguilera (7th)
Dennis Eckersley (S, 9th)

Andre Dawson (4th)

Cal Ripken, Jr. (3rd)

1991 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

George Bell

Chicago Cubs

OF

Craig Biggio

Houston Astros

C

4.

Bobby Bonilla

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

Tom Browning

Cincinnati Reds

P

Did Not Pitch

Brett Butler

Los Angeles Dodgers

OF

6.

Ivan Calderon

Montreal Expos

OF

3.

Will Clark

San Francisco Giants

1B

5.

Andre Dawson

Chicago Cubs

OF

Rob Dibble

Cincinnati Reds

P

Tom Glavine

Atlanta Braves

P

Starting Pitcher

1.

Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padres

OF

Pete Harnisch

Houston Astros

P

Howard Johnson

New York Mets

3B

Felix Jose

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

John Kruk

Philadelphia Phillies

1B

Did Not Play

Barry Larkin

Cincinnati Reds

SS

Dennis Martinez

Montreal Expos

P

Mike Morgan

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Eddie Murray

Los Angeles Dodgers

1B

Paul O'Neill

Cincinnati Reds

OF

7.

Chris Sabo

Cincinnati Reds

3B

Juan Samuel

Los Angeles Dodgers

2B

2.

Ryne Sandberg

Chicago Cubs

2B

8.

Benito Santiago

San Diego Padres

C

John Smiley

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

Lee Smith

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Did Not Pitch

9.

Ozzie Smith

St. Louis Cardinals

SS

Darryl Strawberry

Los Angeles Dodgers

OF

Injured

Frank Viola

New York Mets

P

BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).

1991 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Rick Aguilera

Minnesota Twins

P

9.

Roberto Alomar

Toronto Blue Jays

2B

8.

Sandy Alomar, Jr.

Cleveland Indians

C

Harold Baines

Oakland Athletics

OF

2.

Wade Boggs

Boston Red Sox

3B

Joe Carter

Toronto Blue Jays

OF

Roger Clemens

Boston Red Sox

P

Dennis Eckersley

Oakland Athletics

P

4.

Cecil Fielder

Detroit Tigers

1B

Carlton Fisk

Chicago White Sox

C

Julio Franco

Texas Rangers

2B

Did Not Play

7.

Ken Griffey, Jr.

Seattle Mariners

OF

Ozzie Guillen

Chicago White Sox

SS

Bryan Harvey

California Angels

P

Did Not Pitch

6.

Dave Henderson

Oakland Athletics

OF

1.

Rickey Henderson

Oakland Athletics

OF

Jimmy Key

Toronto Blue Jays

P

Mark Langston

California Angels

P

Did Not Pitch

Jack McDowell

Chicago White Sox

P

Mark McGwire

Oakland Athletics

1B

Injured

Paul Molitor

Milwaukee Brewers

3B

Jack Morris

Minnesota Twins

P

Starting Pitcher

Rafael Palmeiro

Texas Rangers

1B

Kirby Puckett

Minnesota Twins

OF

Jeff Reardon

Boston Red Sox

P

3.

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Baltimore Orioles

SS

MVP

Scott Sanderson

New York Yankees

P

Did Not Pitch

Ruben Sierra

Texas Rangers

OF

5.

Danny Tartabull

Kansas City Royals

OF

BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).



In the seventh inning, Joe Carter singled to left field and was then moved around the bases to second courtesy of the first ever All-Star call of catcher interference (it was against Craig Biggio ).

Dennis Eckersley , who came in during the ninth inning with a two run lead, earned the save and became the first All-Star pitcher with three career Midsummer Classic saves.

Did you know that the 1991 Midsummer Classic was the first All-Star game ever held at the Skydome in Toronto, Ontario (Canada)?

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