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1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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Date July 9, 1991
Venue SkyDome
City Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Managers National League - Lou Piniella (CIN)
American League - Tony La Russa (OAK)
MVP Cal Ripken, Jr. (BAL)
Attendance 52,383
First pitch Ferguson Jenkins
Television CBS, CTV
TV announcers Jack Buck and Tim McCarver
Radio CBS
Radio announcers John Rooney, Jerry Coleman and Johnny Bench
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The 1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 62nd 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 9, 1991 at SkyDome in Toronto, the home of the Toronto Blue Jays of the American League. It was just the second time that the game was played outside of the United States, as the National League's Montreal Expos hosted the 1982 Midsummer Classic at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 4-2. Both the winning and losing pitchers represented the Canadian teams; the Blue Jays' Jimmy Key earned the win while the Expos' Dennis Martínez was given the loss. This was also the only All-Star Game to be awarded by the late Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti, who awarded the game to the Blue Jays on Canada Day 1989. Giamatti died over a year and a half before the game was played.


Rosters

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

National League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Tom Glavine Braves 1
C Benito Santiago Padres 3
1B Will Clark Giants 4
2B Ryne Sandberg Cubs 11
3B Chris Sabo Reds 3
SS Ozzie Smith Cardinals 11
OF Iván Calderón Expos 1
OF Tony Gwynn Padres 7
OF Andre Dawson Cubs 2
DH Bobby Bonilla Pirates 2
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Tom Browning Reds 2
P Rob Dibble Reds 2
P Pete Harnisch Astros 1
P Dennis Martínez Expos 1
P Mike Morgan Dodgers 1
P John Smiley Pirates 1
P Lee Smith Cardinals 2
P Frank Viola Mets 3
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Craig Biggio Astros 1
1B Eddie Murray Dodgers 8
1B John Kruk Phillies 1
2B Juan Samuel Dodgers 1
3B Howard Johnson Mets 5
SS Barry Larkin Reds 4
OF Brett Butler Dodgers 1
OF Félix José Cardinals 1
OF Paul O'Neill Reds 3
OF Darryl Strawberry Dodgers 8
OF George Bell Cubs 2

Game

Umpires

Home Plate Joe Brinkman
First Base John McSherry
Second Base Ken Kaiser
Third Base Jim Quick
Left Field Larry Young
Right Field Greg Bonin

Starting lineups

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Tony Gwynn Padres CF 1 Rickey Henderson Athletics LF
2 Ryne Sandberg Cubs 2B 2 Wade Boggs Red Sox 3B
3 Will Clark Giants 1B 3 Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles SS
4 Bobby Bonilla Pirates DH 4 Cecil Fielder Tigers 1B
5 Andre Dawson Cubs RF 5 Danny Tartabull Royals DH
6 Ivan Calderón Expos LF 6 Dave Henderson Athletics RF
7 Chris Sabo Reds 3B 7 Ken Griffey, Jr. Mariners CF
8 Benito Santiago Padres C 8 Sandy Alomar, Jr. Indians C
9 Ozzie Smith Cardinals SS 9 Roberto Alomar Blue Jays 2B
Tom Glavine Braves P Jack Morris Twins P

Game summary

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 1
American League 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 - 4 8 0
WP: Jimmy Key (1-0)   LP: Dennis Martínez (0-1)   Sv: Dennis Eckersley (1)
Home runs:
NL: Andre Dawson (1)
AL: Cal Ripken, Jr. (1)

Footnotes and references

External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com
  • Lineups, boxscore, and more
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