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.

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"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
Date / Box Score
Attendance ( Rank )
National Anthem
Michael Burgess (Actor / Singer / Tenor)
O Canada
Michael Burgess (Actor / Singer / Tenor)
Starting Pitchers
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).

Game / Box Links: 1991 Box Score | 1991 Play-by-Play
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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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