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.

"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

1998 | 1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game | 2000

Game Number

70

Date / Box Score

Location

Attendance ( Rank )

34,187

O' Canada

The Moffats (Recording Artist)

The Star Spangled Banner

Donna Summer (Singer / Recording Artist)

1 st Pitch

From

To

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

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).



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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