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1997 MLB All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0
American League 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 0
Date July 8, 1997
Venue Jacobs Field
City Cleveland, Ohio
Managers National League - Bobby Cox (ATL)
American League - Joe Torre (NYY)
MVP Sandy Alomar, Jr. (CLE)
Attendance 44,916
First pitch Larry Doby
Television Fox
TV announcers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Bob Brenly
Radio CBS
Radio announcers John Rooney, Jeff Torborg

The 1997 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 68th 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 8, 1997 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio, the home of the Cleveland Indians of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 3-1.



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


National League

Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Mike Piazza Dodgers 5
1B Jeff Bagwell Astros 3
2B Craig Biggio Astros 6
3B Ken Caminiti Padres 3
SS Barry Larkin[1] Reds 9
OF Barry Bonds Giants 7
OF Kenny Lofton[1] Braves 4
OF Larry Walker Rockies 2
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Rod Beck Giants 3
P Kevin Brown Marlins 3
P Shawn Estes Giants 1
P Tom Glavine[1] Braves 5
P Bobby Jones Mets 1
P Darryl Kile Astros 2
P Greg Maddux Braves 6
P Pedro Martínez Expos 2
P Denny Neagle Braves 2
P Curt Schilling Phillies 1
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Todd Hundley[1] Mets 2
C Charles Johnson Marlins 1
C Javy López Braves 1
1B Andrés Galarraga Rockies 3
1B Mark Grace Cubs 3
2B Tony Womack Pirates 1
3B Chipper Jones Braves 2
SS Jeff Blauser Braves 2
SS Royce Clayton Cardinals 1
OF Moisés Alou Marlins 2
OF Steve Finley Padres 1
OF Tony Gwynn Padres 13
OF Ray Lankford Cardinals 1

American League

Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Iván Rodríguez Rangers 6
1B Tino Martinez Yankees 2
2B Roberto Alomar Orioles 8
3B Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles 15
SS Alex Rodriguez Mariners 2
OF Brady Anderson Orioles 3
OF Ken Griffey, Jr. Mariners 8
OF David Justice[1] Indians 3
DH Edgar Martínez Mariners 4
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Roger Clemens Blue Jays 6
P David Cone Yankees 4
P Jason Dickson Angels 1
P Pat Hentgen Blue Jays 3
P Randy Johnson Mariners 5
P Mike Mussina Orioles 4
P Randy Myers Orioles 4
P Mariano Rivera Yankees 1
P José Rosado Royals 1
P Justin Thompson Tigers 1
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Sandy Alomar, Jr. Indians 5
1B Mark McGwire Athletics 9
1B Frank Thomas[1] White Sox 5
1B Jim Thome Indians 1
2B Joey Cora Mariners 1
2B Chuck Knoblauch Twins 4
3B Jeff Cirillo Brewers 1
SS Nomar Garciaparra Red Sox 1
OF Albert Belle White Sox 5
OF Paul O'Neill Yankees 4
OF Bernie Williams Yankees 1



Home Plate Larry Barnett
First Base Gerry Davis
Second Base Drew Coble
Third Base Jeff Kellogg

Starting lineups

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Craig Biggio Astros 2B 1 Brady Anderson Orioles LF
2 Tony Gwynn Padres DH 2 Alex Rodriguez Mariners SS
3 Barry Bonds Giants LF 3 Ken Griffey, Jr. Mariners CF
4 Mike Piazza Dodgers C 4 Tino Martinez Yankees 1B
5 Jeff Bagwell Astros 1B 5 Edgar Martínez Mariners DH
6 Larry Walker Rockies RF 6 Paul O'Neill Yankees RF
7 Ken Caminiti Padres 3B 7 Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles 3B
8 Ray Lankford Cardinals CF 8 Iván Rodríguez Rangers C
9 Jeff Blauser Braves SS 9 Roberto Alomar Orioles 2B
Greg Maddux Braves P Randy Johnson Mariners P

Game summary

The American League jumped out to a 1-0 3rd inning lead on a home run by Edgar Martínez of the Seattle Mariners. No one would score after that until the 7th inning when Javy López of the Atlanta Braves would tie the game with a home run of his own. However, in the bottom of the 7th, Sandy Alomar, Jr. of the Cleveland Indians hit a two-run home run to give the American League the lead and the win, as they held on to defeat the National League 3-1.

The loudest ovation of the All-Star Game, which came early in the player introductions, was reserved for Kenny Lofton, whom the Indians had traded to the Atlanta Braves prior to the start of the 1997 season. Lofton was on the National League roster, but was injured and did not play.

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

WP: José Rosado (1-0)  LP: Shawn Estes (0-1)  SV: Mariano Rivera (1)  
HRs:  NL – Javy López (1)  AL – Edgar Martínez (1), Sandy Alomar, Jr. (1)

Footnotes and references

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

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