2000 All-Star Game

In the year 2000, a new century of All-Stars took the field in Atlanta, though this time it was played at Turner Field instead of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium as it had been twenty-eight years before. Surprisingly, this game allowed only one homerun, which came from the Brave's Chipper Jones who became the thirteenth player to hit an All-Star home run in his home ballpark. Despite this local hero's performance, the star of the game was Yankee Derek Jeter who was only filling in for an injured Alex Rodriguez.

Seven additional All-Stars voted to starting lineups by the fans were also injured and missing including Mark McGwire, Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Bonds, Mike Piazza, Pedro Martinez and Greg Maddux.

Despite the Yankees All-Star legacy, Jeter became the first in blue pinstripes ever to win an All-Star Most Valuable Player Award. He collected three hits, drove in two runs and scored another en route the honor.

During the game the National League stars managed nine hits off of eight American League pitchers, but couldn't break find their way home. Defensively, they contributed to their own downfall with two errors and a difficult third inning during which Dodgers right-handed Kevin Brown walked three batters.

On the other side, a combination of timely hitting, clutch pitching and capitalizing on poor defense lifted the Americans to their fourth straight All-Star victory and tenth in thirteen games.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"In due time, when I sit down and get a chance to reflect on it, then you realize how special it is. And I wasn't aware that no Yankee, no other Yankee, had won this award, and it's kind of hard to believe." - Derek Jeter on being the first Yankee to win the All-Star Most Valuable Player Award

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Game Number
71
Date / Box Score
Location
Turner Field
Attendance ( Rank )
51,323
The Star Spangled Banner
Undetermined
God Bless America
Undetermined
1 st Pitch
From
To
Starting Pitchers
Managers
Coaches
Buck Showalter

2000 All-Star Game

Line Score

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 10 2
National 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 9 2
David Wells
James Baldwin (3rd, W)
Aaron Sele (4th)
JasonIsringhausen (5th)
Derek Lowe (6th)
Todd Jones (7th)
Tim Hudson (8th)
Mariano Rivera (9th)
Randy Johnson
Danny Graves (2nd)
Kevin Brown (3rd)
Al Leiter (4th, L)
Tom Glavine (5th)
Darryl Kile (6th)
Bob Wickman (8th)
TrevorHoffman (9th)
None

Chipper Jones (3rd)

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American League All-Star Squad

1. Roberto Alomar Cleveland Indians 2B
James Baldwin Chicago White Sox P Winning Pitcher
Tony Batista Toronto Blue Jays 3B
Mike Bordick Baltimore Orioles SS
Carlos Delgado Toronto Blue Jays 1B
Ray Durham Chicago White Sox 2B
7. Jermaine Dye Kansas City Royals OF
Darin Erstad Anaheim Angels OF
5. Carl Everett Boston Red Sox OF
Chuck Finley Cleveland Indians P Did Not Pitch
8. Travis Fryman Cleveland Indians 3B
Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox SS
4. Jason Giambi Oakland Athletics 1B
Troy Glaus Anaheim Angels 3B
Tim Hudson Oakland Athletics P
JasonIsringhausen Oakland Athletics P
2. Derek Jeter New York Yankees SS
Todd Jones Detroit Tigers P
Matt Lawton Minnesota Twins OF
Derek Lowe Boston Red Sox P
Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners DH
Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox P Replaced - Injury
Fred McGriff TampaBayDevilRays 1B
Magglio Ordonez Chicago White Sox OF
Jorge Posada New York Yankees C
Manny Ramirez Cleveland Indians OF Replaced-Injury
Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles 3B Replaced-Injury
Mariano Rivera New York Yankees P
Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners SS Replaced-Injury
6. Ivan Rodriguez Texas Rangers C
Aaron Sele Seattle Mariners P
Mike Sweeney Kansas City Royals 1B
9. David Wells Toronto Blue Jays P Starting Pitcher
3. Bernie Williams New York Yankees OF
BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).

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National League All-Star Squad

Edgardo Alfonzo New York Mets 2B
Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants OF Replaced-Injury
Kevin Brown Los Angeles Dodgers P
Jeff Cirillo Colorado Rockies 3B
Ryan Dempster Florida Marlins P Did Not Pitch
7. Jim Edmonds St. Louis Cardinals OF
Steve Finley Arizona Diamondbacks OF
6. Andres Galarraga Atlanta Braves 1B
Brian Giles Pittsburgh Pirates OF
Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves P
Danny Graves Cincinnati Reds P
Ken Griffey, Jr. Cincinnati Reds OF Replaced-Injury
3. Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos OF
JeffreyHammonds Colorado Rockies OF
Todd Helton Colorado Rockies 1B
Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres P
9. Randy Johnson ArizonaDiamondbacks P Starting Pitcher
Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves OF
2. Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves 3B
8. Jason Kendall Pittsburgh Pirates C
5. Jeff Kent San Francisco Giants 2B
Darryl Kile St. Louis Cardinals P
1. Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds SS
Al Leiter New York Mets P Losing Pitcher
Mike Lieberthal Philadelphia Phillies C
Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves P Replaced - Injury
Mark McGwire St. Louis Cardinals 1B Replaced-Injury
Mike Piazza New York Mets C Replaced-Injury
Edgar Renteria St. Louis Cardinals SS
Shane Reynolds Houston Astros P Did Not Play
Gary Sheffield Los Angeles Dodgers OF
4. Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs OF
Jose Vidro Montreal Expos 2B
Bob Wickman Milwaukee Brewers P

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

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The quotation at the top of the page specifically speaks about Derek Jeter becoming the first New York Yankee player to ever win the All-Star Most Valuable Player Award — do you know who the other winners were and what teams they played for when the won?

The 2000 All-Star Game was originally scheduled to take place at Florida's Pro Player Park, but Major League Baseball "pulled the game" on November 30, 1998, upset by the 1997 dismantling of the franchise following a World Series title and the team's last-place finish during the 1998 season.

Did you know that during All-Star games, the American League has scored double digits (more than nine runs) six times and the National League has never scored more than nine?

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