2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
|Date||July 11, 2000|
|Managers||American League - Joe Torre (NYY)
National League - Bobby Cox (ATL)
|MVP||Derek Jeter (NYY)|
|First pitch||Hank Aaron|
|TV announcers||Bob Costas and Joe Morgan|
|Radio announcers||Charley Steiner and Dave Campbell|
The 2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 71st playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 11, 2000 at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia, home of the Atlanta Braves of the National League. The Florida Marlins were awarded the 2000 All-Star game in July 1995, but then-NL president Len Coleman took it away in November 1998 and gave it to the Atlanta Braves, saying the league wanted the game in new ballparks. The result of the game was the American League defeating the National League by a score of 6–3.
The 2000 All-Star Game was one of the few occurrences in which the manager of the host team also managed the home team of the game, in this case, the National League (Bobby Cox had led the Braves to the World Series the previous year earning the right to manage the National League).
It is remembered for Chipper Jones' home run off of James Baldwin.
Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
|Home Plate||Mike Reilly|
|First Base||Mark Hirschbeck|
|Second Base||Wally Bell|
|Third Base||Paul Schrieber|
|Left Field||Brian O'Nora|
|Right Field||Laz Díaz|
|American League||National League|
|1||Roberto Alomar||Indians||2B||1||Barry Larkin||Reds||SS|
|2||Derek Jeter||Yankees||SS||2||Chipper Jones||Braves||3B|
|3||Bernie Williams||Yankees||CF||3||Vladimir Guerrero||Expos||LF|
|4||Jason Giambi||Athletics||1B||4||Sammy Sosa||Cubs||RF|
|5||Carl Everett||Red Sox||LF||5||Jeff Kent||Giants||2B|
|6||Iván Rodríguez||Rangers||C||6||Andrés Galarraga||Braves||1B|
|7||Jermaine Dye||Royals||RF||7||Jim Edmonds||Cardinals||CF|
|8||Travis Fryman||Indians||3B||8||Jason Kendall||Pirates||C|
|9||David Wells||Blue Jays||P||9||Randy Johnson||Diamondbacks||P|
|WP: James Baldwin (1-0) LP: Al Leiter (0-1)
NL: Chipper Jones (1)
Home Run Derby
|Turner Field, Atlanta—N.L. 41, A.L. 21|
|Sammy Sosa||Chicago (N)||6||11||9||26|
|Ken Griffey, Jr.||Cincinnati||6||3||2||11|
|1||Ken Griffey, Jr.||3|
|1||Ken Griffey, Jr.||2|
Footnotes and references
- Player declined or was unable to play.