AL second baseman Alfonso Soriano dealt the crushing blow early with a three-run home run that capped a six-run first inning off hometown starter Roger Clemens of the Astros. Soriano was named MVP.
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Texas third baseman Hank Blalock gave the AL home field advantage in the World Series with a stunning two-run home run off Eric Gagne at U.S. Cellular Field. Blalock became the 12th player to go deep in his first All-Star at-bat.
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Hunter Robs Bonds
The infamous tie in Milwaukee might have turned out differently had AL center fielder Torii Hunter not robbed Barry Bonds of a home run in the first inning.
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Playing in his 18th and final All-Star Game, Cal Ripken Jr. went deep off Chan Ho Park to win his second MVP award in the midsummer classic.
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Pitching in his home ballpark of Fenway, Pedro Martinez became the first pitcher to strike out the first four batters in an All-Star Game. The MVP struck out five of the six batters he faced, and the AL won 4-1.
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Boston legend Ted Williams was among 41 legends introduced before the 1999 game, but none elicited a bigger reaction than the Splended Splinter.
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Walker vs. Unit
Rockies slugger Larry Walker became a switch-hitter rather than face Randy Johnson from the left side of the plate at Cleveland's Jacobs Field.
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Jeff Conine, the nascent Marlins' lone representative, hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning to give the NL a 3-2 win in Arlington, Texas, and stake a claim to the MVP trophy.
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Royals slugger and two-sport star Bo Jackson led off the bottom of the first at Anaheim Stadium with a home run off NL starter Rick Reuschel that keyed the AL's 5-3 victory and garnered Jackson MVP honors.
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First Grand Slam
The AL won for the first time since 1971 as the Angels' Fred Lynn hit the first grand slam in All-Star Game history. Lynn's shot off Atlee Hammaker came after the NL intentionally walked Robin Yount at old Comiskey Park.
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Down Goes Fosse
In a play that came to epitomize the play-to-win attitude of All-Star Games past, Pete Rose scored the winning run in the bottom of the 12th by barreling into catcher Ray Fosse at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.
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Walk It Off, Ted
Joe DiMaggio, left, was on base when Ted Williams hit a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lift the AL to a 7-5 victory in the midsummer classic in Detroit's old Briggs Stadium.
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Future Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell of the Giants made All-Star history by striking out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmy Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in succession at the Polo Grounds in New York.
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