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1996 MLB All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
National League 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 x 6 12 1
Date July 9, 1996
Venue Veterans Stadium
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Managers American League - Mike Hargrove (CLE)
National League - Bobby Cox (ATL)
MVP Mike Piazza (LA)
Attendance 62,670
First pitch Mike Schmidt, Richie Ashburn, Jim Bunning, Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts
Television NBC
TV announcers Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, Bob Uecker
Radio CBS
Radio announcers John Rooney, Jim Hunter

The 1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 67th 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, 1996 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 6-0. This also marked the fifteenth and final all star game appearance of Ozzie Smith, who retired after the 1996 season. Smith entered the game in the top of the sixth inning. As of 2009, this is the last time that the National League has won an All-Star Game. The game also introduced Canadian singer Sarah MacLachlan to an American audience; she sang the Canadian National Anthem during the pregame ceremonies.

Veteran's Stadium also held the "distinction" of being the most recent host stadium to be closed down, a distinction it lost after Yankee Stadium closed at the conclusion of the 2008 season.



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


American League

Elected starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Iván Rodríguez Rangers 5
1B Frank Thomas[1] White Sox 4
2B Roberto Alomar Orioles 6
3B Wade Boggs Yankees 12
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles 14
OF Albert Belle Indians 4
OF Ken Griffey, Jr.[1] Mariners 7
OF Kenny Lofton Indians 3
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Chuck Finley Angels 4
P Roberto Hernández White Sox 1
P José Mesa Indians 2
P Jeff Montgomery Royals 3
P Charles Nagy Indians 2
P Roger Pavlik Rangers 1
P Troy Percival Angels 1
P Andy Pettitte Yankees 1
P John Wetteland Yankees 1
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Sandy Alomar, Jr. Indians 4
C Dan Wilson Mariners 1
1B Mark McGwire Athletics 8
1B Mo Vaughn Red Sox 2
2B Chuck Knoblauch Twins 3
3B Travis Fryman Tigers 4
SS Alex Rodriguez Mariners 1
OF Brady Anderson Orioles 2
OF Jay Buhner Mariners 1
OF Joe Carter Blue Jays 5
OF Greg Vaughn Brewers 2
DH Edgar Martínez Mariners 3

National League

Elected starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Mike Piazza Dodgers 3
1B Fred McGriff Braves 4
2B Craig Biggio Astros 5
3B Matt Williams[1] Giants 4
SS Barry Larkin Reds 8
OF Dante Bichette Rockies 3
OF Barry Bonds Giants 6
OF Tony Gwynn[1] Padres 12
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Ricky Bottalico Phillies 1
P Kevin Brown Marlins 2
P Tom Glavine Braves 4
P Al Leiter Marlins 1
P Greg Maddux Braves 5
P Pedro Martínez Expos 1
P John Smoltz Braves 4
P Steve Trachsel Cubs 1
P Mark Wohlers Braves 1
P Todd Worrell Dodgers 3
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Todd Hundley Mets 1
C Jason Kendall Pirates 1
1B Jeff Bagwell Astros 2
2B Eric Young Rockies 1
3B Ken Caminiti Padres 2
3B Chipper Jones Braves 1
SS Mark Grudzielanek Expos 1
SS Ozzie Smith Cardinals 15
OF Ellis Burks Rockies 2
OF Lance Johnson Mets 1
OF Henry Rodríguez Expos 1
OF Gary Sheffield Marlins 3
  1. ^ a b c d Player declined or was unable to play.



Home Plate Randy Marsh
First Base Larry McCoy
Second Base Charlie Reliford
Third Base Joe Brinkman

Starting lineups

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Kenny Lofton Indians CF 1 Lance Johnson Mets CF
2 Wade Boggs Yankees 3B 2 Barry Larkin Reds SS
3 Roberto Alomar Orioles 2B 3 Barry Bonds Giants LF
4 Albert Belle Indians LF 4 Fred McGriff Braves 1B
5 Mo Vaughn Red Sox 1B 5 Mike Piazza Dodgers C
6 Iván Rodríguez Rangers C 6 Dante Bichette Rockies RF
7 Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles SS 7 Chipper Jones Braves 3B
8 Brady Anderson Orioles RF 8 Craig Biggio Astros 2B
9 Charles Nagy Indians P 9 John Smoltz Braves P

Game summary

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
National League 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 - 6 12 1

WP: John Smoltz (1-0)  LP: Charles Nagy (0-1)  
HRs:  NL – Ken Caminiti (1), Mike Piazza (1)

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