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.

"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


Date / Box Score


Turner Field

Attendance ( Rank )


The Star Spangled Banner


God Bless America


1 st Pitch



Starting Pitchers



Buck Showalter

2000 All-Star Game

Line Score


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


0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 10 2


0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 9 2
David Wells
James Baldwin (3rd, W)
Aaron Sele (4th)
Jason Isringhausen (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)
Trevor Hoffman (9th)

Chipper Jones (3rd)

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American League All-Star Squad


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


Jermaine Dye Kansas City Royals OF

Darin Erstad Anaheim Angels OF


Carl Everett Boston Red Sox OF

Chuck Finley Cleveland Indians P Did Not Pitch


Travis Fryman Cleveland Indians 3B

Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox SS


Jason Giambi

Oakland Athletics 1B

Troy Glaus

Anaheim Angels 3B

Tim Hudson Oakland Athletics P

Jason Isringhausen Oakland Athletics P


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 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 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


Ivan Rodriguez

Texas Rangers C

Aaron Sele Seattle Mariners P

Mike Sweeney

Kansas City Royals 1B


David Wells Toronto Blue Jays P Starting Pitcher


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


Jim Edmonds St. Louis Cardinals OF

Steve Finley Arizona Diamondbacks OF


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


Vladimir Guerrero

Montreal Expos OF

Jeffrey Hammonds Colorado Rockies OF

Todd Helton Colorado Rockies 1B

Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres P


Randy Johnson

Arizona Diamondbacks P Starting Pitcher

Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves OF


Chipper Jones

Atlanta Braves 3B


Jason Kendall Pittsburgh Pirates C


Jeff Kent

San Francisco Giants 2B

Darryl Kile St. Louis Cardinals P


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


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).

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

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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