1990 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
The 1990 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 61st 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 10, 1990, at Wrigley Field in Chicago, the home of the Chicago Cubs of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 2-0. The game is remembered for a rain delay in the 7th inning that resulted in CBS airing Rescue 911 during the delay. This is also the first game – and so far the only one – to feature two players bearing the same name: Greg Olson. One was a pitcher, represented the AL squad and Baltimore Orioles and featured three G's in the first name and the other was a catcher, represented the NL squad and Atlanta Braves and featured only two G's in the first name. Outfielder Jose Canseco of the Oakland Athletics and First Baseman Will Clark of the San Francisco Giants were the leaders of their leagues in the fan votes. They both batted third in the line up for their squads.
|Date||July 10, 1990|
|MVP||Julio Franco (TEX)|
|Ceremonial first pitch||Ernie Banks|
|TV announcers||Jack Buck and Tim McCarver|
|Radio announcers||John Rooney, Jerry Coleman and Johnny Bench|
The pregame ceremonies celebrated the 85th anniversary of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station which, as with previous All-Star Games held in Chicago, provided the colors presentation. After Wayne Messmer sang O Canada, recording artist (and native Chicagoan) Richard Marx sang The Star-Spangled Banner. The last All-Star Game previously held at Wrigley Field was represented by Ernie Banks who threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
|Home Plate||Ed Montague (NL)|
|First Base||Dave Phillips (AL)|
|Second Base||Steve Rippley (NL)|
|Third Base||Mark Johnson (AL)|
|Left Field||Dana DeMuth (NL)|
|Right Field||Tim Welke (AL)|
|American League||National League|
|1||Rickey Henderson||Athletics||LF||1||Lenny Dykstra||Phillies||CF|
|2||Wade Boggs||Red Sox||3B||2||Ryne Sandberg||Cubs||2B|
|3||José Canseco||Athletics||RF||3||Will Clark||Giants||1B|
|4||Cal Ripken, Jr.||Orioles||SS||4||Kevin Mitchell||Giants||LF|
|5||Ken Griffey, Jr.||Mariners||CF||5||Andre Dawson||Cubs||RF|
|6||Mark McGwire||Athletics||1B||6||Chris Sabo||Reds||3B|
|7||Sandy Alomar, Jr.||Indians||C||7||Mike Scioscia||Dodgers||C|
|8||Steve Sax||Yankees||2B||8||Ozzie Smith||Cardinals||SS|
|9||Bob Welch||Athletics||P||9||Jack Armstrong||Reds||P|
|WP: Bret Saberhagen (1-0) LP: Jeff Brantley (0-1) Sv: Dennis Eckersley (1)|
All the scoring was done by The American League. In the Top of The Seventh Inning Julio Franco hit a double to Right Field sending Sandy Alomar home from Third Base and Lance Parrish home from First Base.
Footnotes and referencesEdit
- Player declined or was unable to play.