2007 All-Star Game

In 2007, the Midsummer Classic returned to the city of San Francisco for the third time in its 78-year incarnation. After being held at the "slightly windy"Candlestick Park (twice), the All-Stars traveled "back in time" to one of the newest additions to the city by the bay's skyline, AT&T Park - which opened in 2000 and was originally called SBC Park. Bringing forth the glory days of old-time baseball, the beautiful retro-designed ballpark provided a perfect stage for showcasing the modern game's best players.

The American League outslugged and outlasted the senior circuit yet again to win home field advantage in the 2007 World Series. An incentive Torii Hunter said isn't necessary, "We're competitors. You don't have to put the World Series on the end of that. We're going to play hard anyway."

Ichiro Suzuki played hard and provided us with an eternal memory, similar to the Fred Lynn first Midsummer Classic grand slam of 1978, when he hit a fifth inning drive off the quirky, yet charming right field wall to record the first ever inside-the-park home run in All-Star history.

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"Major League Baseball is proud and excited to bring the All-Star Game back to San Francisco, one of our country's greatest and most beautiful cities. I am confident that Peter Magowan, Larry Baer, the entire Giants' staff and the city of San Francisco will make the 2007 Midsummer Classic one of our finest and most memorable. Under the leadership of Peter and Larry, the Giants are one of the most civic-minded of our franchises. The Giants' community programs touch more than a half-million people each year in the San Francisco area. Their attention to social responsibility not only helps the Giants ball club but will help facilitate their efforts to host a successful All-Star Game." - Commissioner Bud Selig (MLB Press Release, 02/09/2005)

2007 All-Star Game

2007 All-Star Game Program

2007 All-Star Game Official Program

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Game Number
Date / Box Score
AT&T Park
Attendance ( Rank )
The Star Spangled Banner
ChrisIsaak &KennyDaleJohnson
1 st Pitch
Starting Pitchers
Jim Leyland

2007 All Star Game

Line Score / Box Score / Play by Play

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 5 10 0
National 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 9 1
Dan Haren
Josh Beckett (W, 3 rd )
C.C. Sabathia (H, 5 th )
Justin Verlander (H, 6 th )
Johan Santana (H, 7 th )
JonathanPapelbon (H,8 th )
J.J. Putz (H, 9 th )
FranciscoRodriguez (H,9 th )
Jake Peavy
Brad Penny (H, 2 nd )
Ben Sheets (H, 3 rd )
Cole Hamels (H, 4 th )
Chris Young (BS, L, 5 th )
FranciscoCordero (6 th )
Takashi Saito (7 th )
Billy Wagner (8 th )
Trevor Hoffman (9 th )
Ichiro Suzuki (5 th )
Carl Crawford (6 th )
Victor Martinez (8 th )
AlfonsoSoriano (9 th )

2007 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Josh Beckett (1) Boston Red Sox SP
Carl Crawford (2) Tampa Bay Devil Rays OF
5. VladimirGuerrero (8) LosAngelesAngelsofAnaheim OF
Carlos Guillen (2) Detroit Tigers SS
9. Dan Haren (1) Oakland Athletics SP Starting Pitcher
Torii Hunter (2) Minnesota Twins OF
Bobby Jenks (2) Chicago White Sox RP Did Not Pitch
2. Derek Jeter (8) New York Yankees SS
John Lackey (1) LosAngelesAngelsofAnaheim SP Did Not Pitch
Mike Lowell (4) Boston Red Sox 3B
Victor Martinez (2) Cleveland Indians C
Gil Meche (1) Kansas City Royals SP Did Not Pitch
Justin Morneau (1) Minnesota Twins 1B
Hideki Okajima (1) Boston Red Sox RP MonsterFinalVote
6. Magglio Ordonez (6) Detroit Tigers OF
3. David Ortiz (4) Boston Red Sox 1B
Jonathan Papelbon (2) Boston Red Sox RP
8. Placido Polanco (1) Detroit Tigers 2B
Jorge Posada (5) New York Yankees C
J.J. Putz (1) Seattle Mariners RP
Manny Ramirez (11) Boston Red Sox OF
Alex Rios (2) Toronto Blue Jays OF
Brian Roberts (2) Baltimore Orioles 2B
4. Alex Rodriguez (11) New York Yankees 3B
FranciscoRodriguez (2) LosAngelesAngelsofAnaheim RP
7. Ivan Rodriguez (14) Detroit Tigers C
C.C. Sabathia (3) Cleveland Indians SP
Johan Santana (3) Minnesota Twins SP
Grady Sizemore (2) Cleveland Indians OF
1. Ichiro Suzuki (7) Seattle Mariners OF MVP
Justin Verlander (1) Detroit Tigers SP
Michael Young (4) Texas Rangers SS Did Not Play
Bold = Fan-Elected Starter. Italic=Manager Choice. Underline=Player Choices.

2007 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

3. Carlos Beltran (4) New York Mets OF
2. Barry Bonds (14) San Francisco Giants OF
Miguel Cabrera (4) Florida Marlins 3B
Francisco Cordero (2) Milwaukee Brewers RP
6. Prince Fielder (1) Milwaukee Brewers 1B
Brian Fuentes (3) Colorado Rockies RP Replaced - Injury
4. Ken Griffey, Jr. (13) Cincinnati Reds OF
Cole Hamels (1) Philadelphia Phillies SP
J.J. Hardy (1) Milwaukee Brewers SS
TrevorHoffman (6) San Diego Padres RP
Matt Holliday (2) Colorado Rockies OF
Orlando Hudson (1) Arizona Diamondbacks 2B
Carlos Lee (3) Milwaukee Brewers OF
Derrek Lee (2) Chicago Cubs 1B
7. Russell Martin (1) LosAngelesDodgers C
Brian McCann (2) Atlanta Braves C
Roy Oswalt (3) Houston Astros SP Replaced Smoltz
9. Jake Peavy (2) San Diego Padres SP Starting Pitcher
Brad Penny (2) Los Angeles Dodgers SP
Albert Pujols (6) St. Louis Cardinals 1B
1. Jose Reyes (2) New York Mets SS
Aaron Rowand (1) Philadelphia Phillies OF
Takashi Saito (1) Los Angeles Dodgers RP
Freddy Sanchez (2) Pittsburgh Pirates 2B
Ben Sheets (3) Milwaukee Brewers SP
John Smoltz (8) Atlanta Braves SP Replaced - Injury
AlfonsoSoriano (6) Chicago Cubs OF
8. Chase Utley (2) Philadelphia Phillies 2B
Jose Valverde (1) Arizona Diamondbacks RP
Billy Wagner (5) New York Mets RP
Brandon Webb (2) ArizonaDiamondbacks SP Replaced Fuentes
5. David Wright (2) New York Mets 3B
Chris Young (1) San Diego Padres 1B MonsterFinalVote
Dmitri Young (2) Washington Nationals 1B

Bold = Fan-Elected Starter. Italic=Manager Choice. Underline=Player Choices.

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2007 All-Star Game crew chief Bruce Froemming worked his 5,000th Major League game on August 16, 2006, at Fenway Park, joining hall of famer Bill Klem as the only other umpire to top 5,000 Major League games.

Did you know that during the 2007 All-Star Game, and for the first time ever, the Official All-Star Program was published with a different cover for each Major League Baseball team? The "standard" cover can be seen at the top of this page and those players selected to appear on their team specific covers appear below:

2007 Official All-Star Program Limited Player Editions
Team Player Team Player
Arizona Diamondbacks Orlando Hudson Milwaukee Brewers Prince Fielder
Atlanta Braves John Smoltz Minnesota Twins Torii Hunter
Baltimore Orioles Brian Roberts New York Mets Jose Reyes
Boston Red Sox David Ortiz New York Yankees Derek Jeter
Chicago Cubs Alfonso Soriano Oakland Athletics Dan Haren
Chicago White Sox Bobby Jenks Philadelphia Phillies Chase Utley
Cincinnati Reds Ken Griffey, Jr. Pittsburgh Pirates Freddy Sanchez
Cleveland Indians Grady Sizemore San Diego Padres Jake Peavy
Colorado Rockies Matt Holliday San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds
Detroit Tigers Magglio Ordonez Seattle Mariners Ichiro Suzuki
Florida Marlins Miguel Cabrera St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols
Houston Astros Carlos Lee Tampa Bay Devil Rays Carl Crawford
Kansas City Royals Gil Meche Texas Rangers Michael Young
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Vladimir Guerrero Toronto Blue Jays Alex Rios
Los Angeles Dodgers Russell Martin Washington Nationals Dmitri Young

The economic impact of All-Star Games on their host cities has been greater than thirty-seven million dollars since 1996 and MLB estimates the city of San Francisco will make between sixty and sixty-five million dollars.

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