1998 All-Star Game

Nineteen ninety-eight was considered the year of the homerun as Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa both set new standards by breaking the all-time single season home run record, the most revered record in all of sports.

The All-Star Game didn't disappoint either and featured three home runs and a record twenty-one combined runs as the American League beat the National League 13-8. The American League had home runs from Seattle's Alex Rodriguez and Baltimore's Roberto Alomar and also stole five bases which set a new All-Star record.

Although the American League dominated for most of the contest, the National League did surge back into the game in the fifth with a three-run homer from the Giants' Barry Bonds, giving the National League a 6-5 lead. Bonds joined his father, Bobby Bonds, as the second father-son combination to hit All-Star Game home runs (Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. are the others).

Despite the National League's best efforts, the American League responded with a three-run rally in the top of sixth. Roberto Alomar collected three hits, homered once, stole a base and was named the All-Star Most Valuable Player exactly one year after his brother Sandy Alomar Jr. captured the family's first All-Star MVP trophy. The American League was hot and determined to close out the decade the same way they had opened it; as winners.

"All I ever wanted to be was a Yankee." - 1998 All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter
1998 All-Star Game

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Game Number

69

Date / Box Score

Location

Coors Field

Attendance ( Rank )

51,267

1 st Pitch

From

To

Elias Kurts

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Jim Leyland

Coaches

Lee MacPhail

Vera Clemente

1998 All-Star Game

Line Score

League

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

American

0 0 0 4 1 3 1 1 3 13 19 2

National

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

David Wells
Roger Clemens (3rd)
Brad Radke (4th)
Bartolo Colon (W, 5th)
Rolando Arrojo (6th)
John Wetteland (7th)
Tom Gordon (8th)
Troy Percival (9th)

Greg Maddux
Tom Glavine (3rd)
Kevin Brown (4th)
Andy Ashby (5th)
Ugueth Urbina (L, 6th)
Trevor Hoffman (7th)
Jeff Shaw (8th)
Robb Nen (9th)

Alex Rodriguez (5th)
Roberto Alomar (7th)

Barry Bonds (5th)
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1998 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

2.

Roberto Alomar

Baltimore Orioles

2B

MVP

Sandy Alomar, Jr.

Cleveland Indians

C

Rolando Arrojo

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

P

Scott Brosius

New York Yankees

3B

Roger Clemens

Toronto Blue Jays

P

Bartolo Colon

Cleveland Indians

P

Ray Durham

Chicago White Sox

2B

Damion Easley

Detroit Tigers

2B

Darin Erstad

Anaheim Angels

OF

4.

Juan Gonzalez

Texas Rangers

OF

Tom Gordon

Boston Red Sox

P

Ben Grieve

Oakland Athletics

OF

3.

Ken Griffey, Jr.

Seattle Mariners

OF

Derek Jeter

New York Yankees

SS

1.

Kenny Lofton

Cleveland Indians

OF

Pedro Martinez

Boston Red Sox

P

Did Not Pitch

Paul O'Neill

New York Yankees

OF

Rafael Palmeiro

Baltimore Orioles

1B

Dean Palmer

Kansas City Royals

3B

Troy Percival

Anaheim Angels

P

Brad Radke

Minnesota Twins

P

Manny Ramirez

Cleveland Indians

OF

8.

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Baltimore Orioles

3B

6.

Alex Rodriguez

Seattle Mariners

SS

7.

Ivan Rodriguez

Texas Rangers

C

Aaron Sele

Texas Rangers

P

Did Not Pitch

5.

Jim Thome

Cleveland Indians

1B

Mo Vaughn

Boston Red Sox

1B

Injured

Omar Vizquel

Cleveland Indians

SS

9.

David Wells

New York Yankees

P

Starting Pitcher

John Wetteland

Texas Rangers

P

Bernie Williams

New York Yankees

OF

Injured

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

1998 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Moises Alou

Houston Astros

OF

Andy Ashby

San Diego Padres

P

Dante Bichette

Colorado Rockies

OF

1.

Craig Biggio

Houston Astros

2B

4.

Barry Bonds

San Francisco Giants

OF

Bret Boone

Cincinnati Reds

2B

Did Not Play

Kevin Brown

San Diego Padres

P

Vinny Castilla

Colorado Rockies

3B

Andres Galarraga

Atlanta Braves

1B

Tom Glavine

Atlanta Braves

P

2.

Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padres

OF

Trevor Hoffman

San Diego Padres

P

5.

Chipper Jones

Atlanta Braves

3B

Jason Kendall

Pittsburgh Pirates

C

Javy Lopez

Atlanta Braves

C

9.

Greg Maddux

Atlanta Braves

P

Starting Pitcher

3.

Mark McGwire

St. Louis Cardinals

1B

Robb Nen

San Francisco Giants

P

6.

Mike Piazza

New York Mets

C

Rick Reed

New York Mets

P

Did Not Pitch

Edgar Renteria

Florida Marlins

SS

Curt Schilling

Philadelphia Phillies

P

Did Not Pitch

Jeff Shaw

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Gary Sheffield

Los Angeles Dodgers

OF

Sammy Sosa

Chicago Cubs

OF

Injured

Ugueth Urbina

Montreal Expos

P

Greg Vaughn

San Diego Padres

OF

Fernando Vina

Milwaukee Brewers

2B

7.

Larry Walker

Colorado Rockies

OF

8.

Walt Weiss

Atlanta Braves

SS

Devon White

Arizona Diamondbacks

OF

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



Second baseman Roberto Alomar won his first All-Star Most Valuable Player Award because of his home run, walk, stolen base, multiple hits and superb defensive play.

Did you know that the Home Run Derby , played the day before (July 6, 1998) this game, was won by Ken Griffey, Jr. - who did not go deep during this game?

The 1998 All-Star Game featured offense; twenty-one runs scored by both clubs and three home runs, but defensive plays and an error cost the National League a win.

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