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2002 MLB All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
American League 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 7 12 0
National League 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 13 0
Date July 9, 2002
Venue Miller Park
City Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Managers American League - Joe Torre (NYY)
National League - Bob Brenly (ARZ)
Attendance 41,871
First pitch Warren Spahn, Hank Aaron, Robin Yount, Paul Molitor
Television Fox
TV announcers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver
Radio ESPN
Radio announcers Dan Shulman, Dave Campbell

The 2002 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 73rd playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues that make up Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 9, 2002 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the home of the Milwaukee Brewers of the National League. The game resulted in a 7-7 tie. The next year home field advantage in the World Series would be awarded to the winning league.

The roster selection for the 2002 game marked the inaugural All-Star Final Vote competition (then known as the "The All-Star 30th Man" competition). Johnny Damon and Andruw Jones represented the American and National Leagues as a result of this contest.




American League

Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Derek Lowe Red Sox 2
C Jorge Posada Yankees 3
1B Jason Giambi Yankees 3
2B Alfonso Soriano Yankees 1
3B Shea Hillenbrand Red Sox 1
SS Alex Rodriguez Rangers 6
OF Manny Ramírez Red Sox 6
OF Torii Hunter Twins 1
OF Ichiro Suzuki Mariners 2
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Mark Buehrle White Sox 1
P Roy Halladay Blue Jays 1
P Pedro Martínez[1] Red Sox 6
P Freddy Garcia Mariners 2
P Eddie Guardado Twins 1
P Mariano Rivera Yankees 5
P Kazuhiro Sasaki Mariners 2
P Ugueth Urbina[2] Red Sox 2
P Barry Zito Athletics 1
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C A.J. Pierzynski Twins 1
1B Paul Konerko White Sox 1
1B Mike Sweeney Royals 2
3B Tony Batista Orioles 2
3B Robin Ventura Yankees 2
SS Nomar Garciaparra Red Sox 4
SS Derek Jeter Yankees 5
SS Miguel Tejada Athletics 1
SS Omar Vizquel Indians 3
OF Garret Anderson Angels 1
OF Johnny Damon[3] Red Sox 1
OF Robert Fick Tigers 1
OF Randy Winn Devil Rays 1

National League

Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Curt Schilling Diamondbacks 5
C Mike Piazza Mets 10
1B Todd Helton Rockies 3
2B José Vidro Expos 2
3B Scott Rolen Phillies 1
SS Jimmy Rollins Phillies 2
OF Barry Bonds Giants 11
OF Vladimir Guerrero Expos 4
OF Sammy Sosa Cubs 6
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Éric Gagné Dodgers 1
P Tom Glavine[1] Braves 8
P Trevor Hoffman Padres 4
P Byung-Hyun Kim Diamondbacks 1
P Randy Johnson[1] Diamondbacks 9
P Matt Morris[1] Cardinals 2
P Robb Nen[2] Giants 3
P Vicente Padilla[2] Phillies 1
P Odalis Pérez Dodgers 1
P Mike Remlinger[2] Braves 1
P John Smoltz Braves 5
P Mike Williams Pirates 1
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Damian Miller Diamondbacks 1
C Benito Santiago Giants 5
1B Richie Sexson Brewers 1
2B Junior Spivey Diamondbacks 1
2B Luis Castillo Marlins 1
3B Mike Lowell Marlins 1
SS Jose Hernandez Brewers 1
OF Lance Berkman Astros 2
OF Adam Dunn Reds 1
OF Luis Gonzalez Diamondbacks 3
OF Shawn Green Dodgers 2
OF Andruw Jones[3] Braves 2



Home Plate Gerry Davis
First Base Tim Tschida
Second Base Chuck Meriwether
Third Base Jerry Meals

Starting lineups

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Ichiro Suzuki Mariners RF 1 José Vidro Expos 2B
2 Shea Hillenbrand Red Sox 3B 2 Todd Helton Rockies 1B
3 Alex Rodriguez Rangers SS 3 Barry Bonds Giants LF
4 Jason Giambi Yankees 1B 4 Sammy Sosa Cubs RF
5 Manny Ramírez Red Sox LF 5 Vladimir Guerrero Expos CF
6 Jorge Posada Yankees C 6 Mike Piazza Mets C
7 Torii Hunter Twins CF 7 Scott Rolen Phillies 3B
8 Alfonso Soriano Yankees 2B 8 Jimmy Rollins Phillies SS

Game summary

National League starting pitcher Curt Schilling was sharp early on, striking out three through two innings pitched. In the bottom of the first, Barry Bonds hit a deep fly ball off AL starter Derek Lowe, which looked to be deep enough to be a home run. Instead, center fielder Torii Hunter reached over the wall and caught Bonds' drive, denying the NL an early lead. Bonds playfully picked up Hunter as the NL took the field the next inning.

The NL would get on the board in the bottom of the second, when a Mike Piazza groundout scored Vladimir Guerrero from third. They'd score three more runs the next inning, when Todd Helton singled home Jimmy Rollins. Barry Bonds would get revenge for having his first inning home run taken away by belting a two-run shot to give the NL a 4-0 lead. The AL would finally score in the fourth, on the strength of a Manny Ramírez RBI single.

The AL would cut the NL lead in half in the fifth, when Alfonso Soriano hit a solo homer off Eric Gagné to cut the lead to 4-2. The NL got a run back with Damian Miller's RBI double to put the NL up 5-2. The AL put together a big inning in the seventh to take the lead. An RBI groundout from Garret Anderson, an RBI single from Tony Batista, and a two-run double from Paul Konerko scored four runs for the AL, giving them a 6-5 lead after their half of the seventh.

The NL regained the lead in bottom of the seventh, on a two-run single from Lance Berkman, which scored Mike Lowell and Damian Miller. The AL quickly tied the game back up in the eighth with Omar Vizquel's RBI triple. Neither team scored after that in regulation, and the game went into extra innings. Vicente Padilla and Freddy Garcia each pitched scoreless innings in the tenth and eleventh, keeping the game tied.

Because Padilla and Garcia were the last pitchers available on each team, there was concern about how the game would continue. AL and NL managers Joe Torre and Bob Brenly met with Commissioner Bud Selig in the middle of the eleventh inning to discuss the situation. In a move that drew criticism, it was ruled that if the NL did not score in the bottom of the eleventh, the game would be declared a tie. The crowd in attendance roundly jeered the decision, and chants of "Let them play" were heard. Garcia retired the side in the eleventh, and the game ended in a 7-7 tie. No MVP award was given.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
American League 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 7 12 0
National League 0 1 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 13 0

HRs:  AL – Alfonso Soriano (1)  NL – Barry Bonds (1)

Home Run Derby

Miller Park, Milwaukee—A.L. 42, N.L. 31
Player Team Round 1 Semis Finals Totals
United States Jason Giambi Yankees 11 7 7 25
Dominican Republic Sammy Sosa Cubs 12 5 1 18
United States Paul Konerko White Sox 6 6 12
United States Richie Sexson Brewers 6 4 10
United States Torii Hunter Twins 3 3
United States Barry Bonds Giants 2 2
United States Alex Rodriguez Rangers 2 2
United States Lance Berkman Astros 1 1
  Semifinals Finals
1  Sammy Sosa 5  
4  Richie Sexson 4  
    1  Sammy Sosa 1
  2  Jason Giambi 7
2  Jason Giambi 7
3  Paul Konerko 6  
  • Giambi defeated Konerko in a blast off, similar to penalty shots


  • Before the game, All-Star members of the Boston Red Sox unveiled a tribute #9 in Left Field in honor of Ted Williams (who died a few days earlier). It was also the introduction of the uniform change for the Red Sox, adding a Black 9 on the right sleeve of the jersey, for the remainder of the 2002 season.
  • In the bottom of the first inning, Torii Hunter made a leaping catch of what would have been a home run by Barry Bonds. Initially lauded as a great play, the catch took on extra significance when the game ended in a tie and the play was voted the play of the year on MLB.com
  • In Bernie's Dugout above left field, mascots from multiple MLB teams joined Bernie and pushed each other down the slide every time a home run was made.
  • When Freddy Garcia batted in the 11th inning he wore a Chicago White Sox helmet; coincidentally he would be traded to the White Sox two years later
  • With the American League having 5 Shortstops and 1 Second baseman, Omar Vizquel came off the bench to play second base.
  • Before the bottom of the 11th, public address announcer Robb Edwards announced the decision that if the National League did not score the game would end in a tie. They didn't, and it did.
  • Joe Buck and Tim McCarver stated if the National League won Damian Miller would be named M.V.P., if the American League won Paul Konerko would be.
  • Throughout the game both managers wore microphones to converse with Buck, McCarver, and each other.
  • When the game was called, the fans started the Bad News Bears chant of "Let them Play!, Let them Play!" to no avail.

Footnotes and references

  1. ^ a b c d Player declined or was unable to play.
  2. ^ a b c d Player replaced vacant spot on roster.
  3. ^ a b Player was voted onto roster through the All-Star Final Vote

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