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.

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"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
Date / Box Score
Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance ( Rank )
National Anthem
1 st Pitch
Starting Pitchers
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)
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).

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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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