1994 All-Star Game

The '94 Midsummer Classic is considered by most die-hards as one of the best All-Star Games ever played. This extra-inning, nail-biter had everyone on the edge of their seats as the lead changed five times and included a game tying home run in the ninth inning and a surprising victory for the National League in the tenth.

The National League got to two of the American League's finest pitchers, David Cone and Lee Smith. Cone, 12-4 at the break, gave up three runs in the third and threw forty pitches in two innings. Smith, who had twenty-nine saves at the break, was entrusted with a 7-5 lead in the ninth and gave up a game-tying homer in a twenty-eight pitch inning of work.

While much of the media's pregame attentions were focused on the American League's Frank Thomas and Ken Griffey Jr., it was three Expos: Ken Hill, Marquis Grissom and Moises Alou who stole the show. Hill pitched two scoreless innings; Grissom staked the National League to a 5-4 lead with a sixth-inning homer; and Alou delivered the game-winning double it the tenth.

The National League had finally managed to break the American League's winning streak after six years and regained some momentum that would last for the next two years.

"For eleven years, twelve years, I had a lot of success the majority of times. This was the first year that at times I struggled, but I know that I went one-hundred percent every day. I didn't ever quit and shut it down. Even when we were losing, I went out there every day fighting and trying to make a difference." - Fred McGriff
1994 All-Star Game

1994 All-Star Game Program
1994 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number

65

Date / Box Score

Location

Three Rivers Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

59,568

National Anthem

1 st Pitch

From

To

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

Buck Leonard

1994 All-Star Game

Line Score

League

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E

American

1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 7 15 0

National

1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 8 12 1

Jimmy Key
David Cone (3rd)
Mike Mussina (5th)
Randy Johnson (6th)
Pat Hentgen (7th)
Wilson Alvarez (8th)
Lee Smith (9th)
Jason Bere (L, 10th)

Greg Maddux
Ken Hill (4th)
Doug Drabek (6th)
John Hudek (6th)
Danny Jackson (7th)
Rod Beck (7th)
Randy Myers (9th)
Doug Jones (W, 10th)

None
-

Marquis Grissom (6th)
Fred McGriff (9th)

1994 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

1.

Roberto Alomar

Toronto Blue Jays

2B

Wilson Alvarez

Chicago White Sox

P

Albert Belle

Cleveland Indians

OF

Jason Bere

Chicago White Sox

P

2.

Wade Boggs

New York Yankees

3B

Ricky Bones

Milwaukee Brewers

P

Did Not Pitch

5.

Joe Carter

Toronto Blue Jays

OF

Will Clark

Texas Rangers

1B

David Cone

Kansas City Royals

P

Scott Cooper

Boston Red Sox

3B

Chili Davis

California Angels

DH

Travis Fryman

Detroit Tigers

3B

3.

Ken Griffey, Jr.

Seattle Mariners

OF

Pat Hentgen

Toronto Blue Jays

P

Randy Johnson

Seattle Mariners

P

9.

Jimmy Key

New York Yankees

P

Starting Pitcher

Chuck Knoblauch

Minnesota Twins

2B

Kenny Lofton

Cleveland Indians

OF

Paul Molitor

Toronto Blue Jays

DH

Mike Mussina

Baltimore Orioles

P

Paul O'Neill

New York Yankees

OF

6.

Kirby Puckett

Minnesota Twins

OF

7.

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Baltimore Orioles

SS

8.

Ivan Rodriguez

Texas Rangers

C

Ruben Sierra

Oakland Athletics

OF

Lee Smith

Baltimore Orioles

P

Mickey Tettleton

Detroit Tigers

C

4.

Frank Thomas

Chicago White Sox

1B

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

1994 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Moises Alou

Montreal Expos

OF

Jeff Bagwell

Houston Astros

1B

Rod Beck

San Francisco Giants

P

Dante Bichette

Minnesota Twins

OF

Craig Biggio

Houston Astros

2B

3.

Barry Bonds

San Francisco Giants

OF

Ken Caminiti

Houston Astros

3B

Jeff Conine

Florida Marlins

OF

Did Not Play

Wil Cordero

Montreal Expos

SS

Doug Drabek

Houston Astros

P

7.

Mariano Duncan

Philadelphia Phillies

2B

Lenny Dykstra

Philadelphia Phillies

OF

Injured

Darrin Fletcher

Montreal Expos

C

Carlos Garcia

Pittsburgh Pirates

2B

Marquis Grissom

Montreal Expos

OF

2.

Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padres

OF

Ken Hill

Montreal Expos

P

John Hudek

Houston Astros

P

Danny Jackson

Philadelphia Phillies

P

1.

Gregg Jefferies

St. Louis Cardinals

1B

Doug Jones

Philadelphia Phillies

P

6.

David Justice

Atlanta Braves

OF

Barry Larkin

Cincinnati Reds

SS

Injured

9.

Greg Maddux

Atlanta Braves

P

Starting Pitcher

Fred McGriff

Atlanta Braves

1B

MVP

Randy Myers

Chicago Cubs

P

4.

Mike Piazza

Los Angeles Dodgers

C

Jose Rijo

Cincinnati Reds

P

Injured

Bret Saberhagen

New York Mets

P

Injured

8.

Ozzie Smith

St. Louis Cardinals

SS

5.

Matt Williams

San Francisco Giants

3B

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



Did you know that the American League squad had six consecutive All-Star victories (1988-1993) coming into this particular Midsummer Classic?

The game may have never been won by the National League had Ozzie Smith , who was playing in his thirteenth All-Star game at the age of thirty-nine, not made a (another) spectacular catch in the seventh inning to keep the game within two runs.

Fred McGriff entered the game as a pinch hitter and set the stage for a classic by fouling off several pitches including a third strike. His game tying home run earned him the All-Star Most Valuable Player Award .

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