1992 All-Star Game

Despite dominating the majority of the previous decades, the National League had now become the underdog. Some sportswriter had joked that the "cleat was on the other foot" and after four consecutive losses, the National League entered the '92 game determined to win back the respect that they were used to.

Unfortunately for them, the American League had different plans and it didn't take long for them to put the "rookie underdogs" in their place. Right out of the gate, the American League laced seven consecutive first-inning singles and bolted to a 4-0 lead.

National League starter Tom Glavine and two of his successors, Bob Tewksbury and Doug Jones, worked 4 1/3 innings and were tagged for seventeen hits and twelve runs. Glavine gave up nine hits himself in what looked more like American League batting practice and less like an All-Star Game.

The American League struck for four more sixth-inning runs, changing a safe lead into an insurmountable one. Ruben Sierra's two-run homer capped the uprising and made it 10-0. Ken Griffey Jr., one of four American League hitters with two runs batted in, went three-for-three. He singled home a run in the first, homered in the third, triggered the sixth-inning outburst with a double and was the game's MVP. The National League only managed to score their first run after ten runs had already scored and by then, it didn't really matter.

"I've had seventy-three days off with a broken hand, twenty days off the following year. I've had enough time off." - Ken Griffey, Jr. in 1999 on whether he would prefer three days off during the All-Star break
1992 All-Star Game

1992 All-Star Game Program

1992 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number

63

Date / Box Score

Location

Jack Murphy Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

59,372

National Anthem
Wilson Philips (Grammy Nominated Group)

O Canada

Sebastian Bach (Skid Row Lead Singer)

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

Buck Showalter

1992 All-Star Game

Line Score

League

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

American

4 1 1 0 0 4 0 3 0 13 19 1

National

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 6 12 1

Kevin Brown (W)
Jack McDowell (2nd)
Juan Guzman (3rd)
Roger Clemens (4th)
Mike Mussina (5th)
Mark Langston (6th)
Charles Nagy (7th)
Jeff Montgomery (8th)
Rick Aguilera (8th)
Dennis Eckersley (9th)

Tom Glavine (L)
Greg Maddux (2nd)
David Cone (4th)
Bob Tewksbury (5th)
John Smoltz (6th)
Dennis Martinez (7th)
Doug Jones (8th)
Norm Charlton (9th)
-
-

Ken Griffey, Jr. (3rd)
Ruben Sierra (6th)

Will Clark (8th)
-

1992 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Rick Aguilera

Minnesota Twins

P

1.

Roberto Alomar

Toronto Blue Jays

2B

8.

Sandy Alomar, Jr.

Cleveland Indians

C

Brady Anderson

Baltimore Orioles

OF

Carlos Baerga

Cleveland Indians

2B

2.

Wade Boggs

Boston Red Sox

3B

9.

Kevin Brown

Texas Rangers

P

Starting Pitcher

Jose Canseco

Oakland Athletics

OF

Injured

4.

Joe Carter

Toronto Blue Jays

OF

Roger Clemens

Boston Red Sox

P

Dennis Eckersley

Oakland Athletics

P

Travis Fryman

Detroit Tigers

SS

7.

Ken Griffey, Jr.

Seattle Mariners

OF

Juan Guzman

Toronto Blue Jays

P

Roberto Kelly

New York Yankees

OF

Chuck Knoblauch

Minnesota Twins

2B

Mark Langston

California Angels

P

Edgar Martinez

Seattle Mariners

3B

Jack McDowell

Chicago White Sox

P

5.

Mark McGwire

Oakland Athletics

1B

Paul Molitor

Milwaukee Brewers

1B

Jeff Montgomery

Kansas City Royals

P

Mike Mussina

Baltimore Orioles

P

Charles Nagy

Cleveland Indians

P

3.

Kirby Puckett

Minnesota Twins

OF

6.

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Baltimore Orioles

SS

Ivan Rodriguez

Texas Rangers

C

Ruben Sierra

Texas Rangers

OF

Robin Ventura

Chicago White Sox

3B

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

1992 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Craig Biggio

Houston Astros

2B

3.

Barry Bonds

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

Norm Charlton

Cincinnati Reds

P

Will Clark

San Francisco Giants

1B

David Cone

New York Mets

P

Darren Daulton

Philadelphia Phillies

C

Tony Fernandez

San Diego Padres

SS

Ron Gant

Atlanta Braves

OF

9.

Tom Glavine

Atlanta Braves

P

Starting Pitcher

2.

Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padres

OF

Doug Jones

Houston Astros

P

John Kruk

Philadelphia Phillies

OF

Greg Maddux

Chicago Cubs

P

Dennis Martinez

Montreal Expos

P

4.

Fred McGriff

San Diego Padres

1B

Tom Pagnozzi

St. Louis Cardinals

C

5.

Terry Pendleton

Atlanta Braves

3B

Bip Roberts

Cincinnati Reds

OF

7.

Ryne Sandberg

Chicago Cubs

2B

8.

Benito Santiago

San Diego Padres

C

Mike Sharperson

Los Angeles Dodgers

3B

Gary Sheffield

San Diego Padres

3B

Lee Smith

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Did Not Pitch

1.

Ozzie Smith

St. Louis Cardinals

SS

John Smoltz

Atlanta Braves

P

Bob Tewksbury

St. Louis Cardinals

P

6.

Andy Van Slyke

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

Larry Walker

Montreal Expos

OF

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



Ken Griffey Jr. went three-for-three, singled home a run in the first, homered in the third, triggered the sixth-inning scoring with a double and was honored with the game's Most Valuable Player Award .

Tom Glavine allowed a record number of hits during a single All-Star Game inning with seven (during the first) AND a record number of hits during a game with nine after one and two-thirds.

Did you know that Kevin Brown was the first pitcher to start an All-Star Game from the expansion Texas Rangers, who had their last franchise starter (they were the Washington Senators at the time) during the 1962 All-Star Game ( Dave Stenhouse )?

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