American League manager Joe Torre and National League skipper Bob Brenly had used all nineteen hurlers in an effort to get everyone in the game. The AL put together a big inning in the seventh to take the lead. After two extra innings the game was called at a tie. In the bottom of the first, Barry Bonds hit a deep fly ball off AL starter Derek Lowewhich looked to be deep enough to be a home run.
Commissioner Bud Selig was left with little options and made the ultimate decision to call the game. Bonds playfully picked up Hunter as the NL took the field the next inning. Lance Berkman, leading the majors with twenty-nine home runs and eighty-one runs batted in, hit a two-out, two-run single off Kazuhiro Sasaki in the seventh inning that rallied the National League to a lead.
Torii Hunter glided into the gap, timed his leap and reached far over the fence his elbow was well above the eight-foot wall to pull the ball back into the park. Barry Bonds 1 National League starting pitcher Curt Schilling was sharp early on, striking out three through two innings pitched.
Miller ParkMilwaukee—A. A problem arose at this point, as Padilla and Garcia were the last available pitchers on each team.
Baseball had fallen on hard times as alleged steroid abuse and an impending strike over revenue sharing threatened to distance even more fans from the game. Bad timing, too, since the trophy was renamed to honor Ted Williams, the Hall of Famer who died July 5.
With two outs in the first, Barry Bonds launched a long drive to deep right-center field. Home Run Derby[ edit ] The Home Run Derby took place on July 8 with eight players, four from each league, competing to try to hit as many home runs as possible.
But Omar Vizquel, making a rare appearance at second base because the American League had five shortstops on its roster, made it seven-all with a RBI triple in the eighth off Giants closer Robb Nen. After a scoreless top of the eleventh inning, AL and NL managers Joe Torre and Bob Brenly met by the first base dugout with Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss the situation, and it was controversially ruled that if the NL did not score in the bottom of the eleventh, the game would be declared a tie1.
The opening ceremonies were spectacular as baseball highlighted thirty of its greatest moments and featured several of its greatest living participants. The National League led the overall series and now had two ties.
Their efforts to be accommodating would backfire and set a precedent for future changes. Neither team scored after that in regulation, and the game went into extra innings. It was the first tie in All-Star play since a game in was stopped by rain.
As Hunter came jogging off the field, Bonds playfully intercepted the Gold Glove winner in the middle of the field, hoisted the Twins star with two hands and put him over his shoulder.
However it finished amid a sea of boos in a tie after eleven innings when both teams ran out of pitchers.
The game took three hours twenty-nine minutes. Commissioner Bud Selig stated that, "This will never happen again. Even worse, there was no Most Valuable Player picked. And every so often you get caught in a really difficult and sensitive situation. The NL would get on the board in the bottom of the second, when a Mike Piazza groundout scored Vladimir Guerrero from third.
Never before had such an elite gathering of new and old talent been brought together on the same field at the same time.
The Houston outfielder delivered after Byung-Hyun Kim blew a lead in the top half. Even worse, baseball had lost one of its greatest players the week before as The Splendid Splinter, Ted Williams died at the age of This is why they have a commissioner, because somebody has to make those decisions.All-Star Baseball is a series of baseball video games that was developed and published by Acclaim Entertainment.
The final game in the series is All-Star Baseball Another game in the series was cancelled, while Acclaim Entertainment became defunct in September 1, All-Star Baseball GameCube.
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