1999 All-Star Game

This year the American League was going for the hat-trick as they stepped onto the hallowed grounds of Fenway Park. In a touching pre-game ceremony, a collection of the game's all-time All-Stars gathered in the infield. The biggest ovation in Boston was for legendary outfielder Ted Williams, who returned to the stadium he called home for nineteen seasons.

When the game started, Boston's current star, pitcher Pedro Martinez, took center stage. He entered the game with one-hundred eighty-two strikeouts, worked his magic on the National League's finest and struck out Barry Larkin, Larry Walker, and Sammy Sosa consecutively in the first inning.

In the bottom of the first, Kenny Lofton started things off with a single. With two outs and Manny Ramirez at the plate, Lofton stole second. After Ramirez walked, the setting looked like an Indians game with Lofton and Ramirez on base and slugger Jim Thome at bat. Thome didn't disappoint Cleveland and American League fans by singling to center, scoring Lofton. Then Cal Ripken, Jr. drove in Ramirez with a single and suddenly the junior circuit was in control with a 2-0 lead.

In the top of the second, Martinez continued to dominate on the mound, striking out homerun king Mark McGwire. One more strikeout and Martinez would match the famous feat of Carl Hubbell in 1934 who struck out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin consecutively.

Unfortunately, all great things must come to an end as Matt Williams ended the streak by reaching base on an error in the next at-bat. With two strikes on Jeff Bagwell, Williams was stealing but Martinez hurled a strike and catcher Ivan Rodriguez threw out Williams, completing a double play.

The National League provided a scare in the ninth inning with a one-out single by Brian Jordan, but Jeff Kent ended the short-lived rally by hitting into a double-play. The win was the American League's third consecutive victory and for once, they had completely dominated a decade by winning in seven out of ten meetings.

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"After seeing the guys in BP and in the home-run contest, I knew I had to get my pitches where I wanted or else I was going to get hurt." - Pedro Martinez

1999 All-Star Game

1999 All-Star Game Official Program

1999 All-Star Game Official Program

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Game Number
Date / Box Score
Attendance ( Rank )
O' Canada
The Moffats (RecordingArtist)
The Star Spangled Banner
DonnaSummer (Singer/RecordingArtist)
1 st Pitch
Starting Pitchers
Jim Riggleman
Jack McKeon

1999 All-Star Game

Line Score

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
American 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 x 4 6 2
Curt Schilling (L)
Randy Johnson (3rd)
Kent Bottenfield (4th)
Jose Lima (5th)
Kevin Millwood (6th)
Andy Ashby (7th)
Mike Hampton (7th)
Trevor Hoffman (8th)
Billy Wagner (8th)
Pedro Martinez (W)
David Cone (3rd)
Mike Mussina (5th)
Jose Rosado (6th)
Jeff Zimmerman (7th)
Roberto Hernandez (8th)
John Wetteland (S, 9th)
None None

1999 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Andy Ashby San Diego Padres P
6. Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros 1B
9. Jay Bell Arizona Diamondbacks 2B
Kent Bottenfield St. Louis Cardinals P
8. Jeromy Burnitz Milwaukee Brewers OF
Paul Byrd Philadelphia Phillies P Did Not Pitch
Sean Casey Cincinnati Reds 1B
Alex Gonzalez Florida Marlins SS
Luis Gonzalez Arizona Diamondbacks OF
Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos OF
Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres OF Injured
Mike Hampton Houston Astros P
Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres P
Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks P
Brian Jordan Atlanta Braves OF
Jeff Kent San Francisco Giants 2B
1. Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds SS
Mike Lieberthal Philadelphia Phillies C
Jose Lima Houston Astos P
4. Mark McGwire St. Louis Cardinals 1B
Kevin Millwood Atlanta Braves P
Robb Nen San Francisco Giants P Injured
Dave Nilsson Milwaukee Brewers C
7. Mike Piazza New York Mets C
Curt Schilling Philadelphia Phillies P Starting Pitcher
Gary Sheffield Los Angeles Dodgers OF
3. Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs OF
Ed Sprague Pittsburgh Pirates 3B
Billy Wagner Houston Astros P
2. Larry Walker Colorado Rockies OF
5. Matt Williams Arizona Diamondbacks 3B
Scott Williamson Cincinnati Reds P Did Not Pitch
BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).

1999 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

9. Roberto Alomar Cleveland Indians 2B
Brad Ausmus Detroit Tigers C
Harold Baines Baltimore Orioles DH
Jose Canseco Tampa Bay Devil Rays OF Injured
David Cone New York Yankees P
Ron Coomer Minnesota Twins 1B
Tony Fernandez Toronto Blue Jays 3B
2. Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox SS
Shawn Green Toronto Blue Jays OF
3. Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle Mariners OF
Roberto Hernandez Tampa Bay Devil Rays P
John Jaha Oakland Athletics DH
Derek Jeter New York Yankees SS
1. Kenny Lofton Cleveland Indians OF
Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox P Starting Pitcher
Mike Mussina Baltimore Orioles P
Charles Nagy Cleveland Indians P Did Not Pitch
Jose Offerman Boston Red Sox 2B
Magglio Ordonez Chicago White Sox OF
7. Rafael Palmeiro Texas Rangers DH
Troy Percival Anaheim Angels P Did Not Pitch
4. Manny Ramirez Cleveland Indians OF
6. Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles SS
Mariano Rivera New York Yankees P Did Not Attend
8. Ivan Rodriguez Texas Rangers C
Jose Rosado Kansas City Royals P
B.J. Surhoff Baltimore Orioles OF
5. Jim Thome Cleveland Indians 1B
Omar Vizquel Cleveland Indians SS
John Wetteland Texas Rangers P
Bernie Williams New York Yankees OF
Jeff Zimmerman Texas Rangers P

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

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Did you know that the win by Pedro Martinez was the first ever during an All-Star Game by an American League starting pitcher in his own hometown park?

The Team of the Century easily became the highlight of the entire program. Ted Williams threw out the first pitch of the game, Sandy Koufax appeared in public, and the controversy surrounding a post-ceremony Pete Rose interview were the talk of the papers for weeks.

Pitch-by-pitch for Pedro Martinez during the first inning: Barry Larkin : ball, strike swinging, ball, strike looking, foul, foul, foul, struck out swinging. Larry Walker : strike looking, foul, ball, struck out looking. Sammy Sosa : ball, strike looking, ball, strike swinging, struck out swinging.

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