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1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 69th 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 7, 1998, at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, the home of the Colorado Rockies of the National League. The first All-Star contest played in the Mountain Time Zone, the game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 13-8. It remains the highest-scoring All-Star Game in MLB history.

1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 0 0 4 1 3 1 1 3 13 19 2
National 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 8 12 1
DateJuly 7, 1998
VenueCoors Field
CityDenver, Colorado
Managers
MVPRoberto Alomar (BAL)
Attendance51,267
Ceremonial first pitchElias Kurts
TelevisionNBC (United States)
MLB International (International)
TV announcersBob Costas and Joe Morgan (NBC)
Gary Thorne and Ken Singleton (MLB International)
RadioESPN
Radio announcersCharley Steiner and Kevin Kennedy

The pregame ceremony honored the United States Air Force Academy who provided the five-man color guard, flag presentations, and, at the end of country music singer Faith Hill's performance of the U.S. National Anthem, the flyover ceremonies. Hill's National Anthem performance was preceded by actress Gloria Reuben's performance of The Canadian National Anthem.

Twelve-year-old Elias Kurts was given the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, the first "non-celebrity" so honored.

Contents

RostersEdit

Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

GameEdit

UmpiresEdit

Home Plate Ed Montague (NL)
First Base Derryl Cousins (AL)
Second Base Brian Gorman (NL)
Third Base Rick Reed (AL)
Left Field Rich Rieker (NL)
Right Field Tim McClelland (AL)

Starting lineupsEdit

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Kenny Lofton Indians LF 1 Craig Biggio Astros 2B
2 Roberto Alomar Orioles 2B 2 Tony Gwynn Padres RF
3 Ken Griffey Jr. Mariners CF 3 Mark McGwire Cardinals 1B
4 Juan González Rangers RF 4 Barry Bonds Giants LF
5 Jim Thome Indians 1B 5 Chipper Jones Braves 3B
6 Alex Rodriguez Mariners SS 6 Mike Piazza Mets C
7 Iván Rodríguez Rangers C 7 Larry Walker Rockies CF
8 Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles 3B 8 Walt Weiss Braves SS
9 David Wells Yankees P 9 Greg Maddux Braves P

Game summaryEdit

Tuesday, July 7, 1998 6:29 pm (MT) HILL SINGS THE SAY DOES 6:20 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 0 4 1 3 1 1 3 13 19 2
National League 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 8 12 1
WP: Bartolo Colón (1-0)   LP: Ugueth Urbina (0-1)
Home runs:
AL: Alex Rodriguez (1), Roberto Alomar (1)
NL: Barry Bonds (1)

Home Run DerbyEdit

Coors Field, Denver—A.L. 54, N.L. 30
Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Finals Total
Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle 8 8 3 19
Jim Thome Cleveland 7 8 2 17
Vinny Castilla Colorado 7 5 12
Rafael Palmeiro Baltimore 7 3 10
Moisés Alou Houston 7 7
Javy López Atlanta 5 5
Alex Rodriguez Seattle 5 5
Mark McGwire St. Louis 4 4
Damion Easley Detroit 3 3
Chipper Jones Atlanta 2 2

Footnotes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Player declined or was unable to play.

External linksEdit