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.

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"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
Date / Box Score
Jack Murphy Stadium
Attendance ( Rank )
National Anthem
Wilson Philips (Grammy Nominated Group)
O Canada
Sebastian Bach (Skid Row Lead Singer)
Starting Pitchers

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. SandyAlomar,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 StartingPitcher
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 KansasCityRoyals 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 StartingPitcher
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
MikeSharperson LosAngelesDodgers 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).

Game / Box Links: 1992 Box Score | 1992 Play-by-Play
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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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