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Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. The All-Star Game usually occurs in mid-July and marks the middle of the Major League Baseball season.

The venue is chosen by Major League Baseball and alternates between the two leagues every year. The "home team" is the league whose team plays its home games in the chosen venue. The two managers are the managers of the two World Series teams from the previous year.

Baseball fans vote on the starting position players who will participate with ballots distributed at baseball games before mid-season and, more recently, on the Internet. The pitchers and backup players are chosen by each team's manager, with at least one player required to participate from every team. Players sometimes decline to participate in the game citing health concerns.

Following a highly controversial tie in the 2002 game when both teams ran out of pitchers in the 11th inning, Major League Baseball changed the rules to give the All-Star game "meaning" and something to play for. Beginning with the 2003 season, the league that wins the All-Star game is given home-field advantage for the World Series. Previously, home-field advantage alternated between the two leagues each year.

At Fenway Park on July 31, 1961, in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurred when the game was stopped in the 9th inning due to rain.

In 1945, with severe wartime travel restrictions in effect, the All-Star Game scheduled to be played at Boston's Fenway Park was canceled.

There were two All-Star Games played each season from 1959 to 1962.

All-Star Games (1933-present)

YearWinnerScore Venue/Host teamMVP
1933American4-2 Comiskey Park, Chicago White Sox 
1934American9-7 Polo Grounds, New York Giants 
1935American4-1 Municipal Stadium, Cleveland Indians 
1936National4-3 Braves Field, Boston Braves 
1937American8-3 Griffith Stadium, Washington Senators 
1938National4-1 Crosley Field, Cincinnati Reds 
1939American3-1 Yankee Stadium, New York Yankees 
1940National4-0 Sportsman's Park, St. Louis Cardinals 
1941American7-5 Briggs Stadium, Detroit Tigers 
1942American3-1 Polo Grounds, New York Giants 
1943American5-3 Shibe Park, Philadelphia Athletics 
1944National7-1 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh Pirates 
1945Not held.
1946American12-0 Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox 
1947American2-1 Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs 
1948American5-2 Sportsman's Park, St. Louis Browns 
1949American11-7 Ebbets Field, Brooklyn Dodgers 
(14 innings)
Comiskey Park, Chicago White Sox 
1951National8-3 Briggs Stadium, Detroit Tigers 
(5 innings, rain)
Shibe Park, Philadelphia Phillies 
1953National5-1 Crosley Field, Cincinnati Reds 
1954American11-9 Municipal Stadium, Cleveland Indians 
(12 innings)
County Stadium, Milwaukee Braves 
1956National7-3 Griffith Stadium, Washington Senators 
1957American6-5 Sportsman's Park, St. Louis Cardinals 
1958American4-3 Memorial Stadium, Baltimore Orioles 
1959-aNational5-4 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh Pirates 
1959-bAmerican5-3 Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Dodgers 
1960-aNational5-3 Municipal Stadium, Kansas City Athletics 
1960-bNational6-0 Yankee Stadium, New York Yankees 
(10 innings)
Candlestick Park, San Francisco Giants 
(9 innings, rain)
Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox 
1962-aNational3-1 D.C. Stadium, Washington SenatorsMaury Wills, LA (NL)
1962-bAmerican9-4 Wrigley Field, Chicago CubsLeon Wagner, LA (AL)
1963National5-3 Municipal Stadium, Cleveland IndiansWillie Mays, SF (NL)
1964National7-4 Shea Stadium, New York MetsJohn Callison, PHI (NL)
1965National6-5 Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota TwinsJuan Marichal, SF (NL)
(10 innings)
Busch Memorial Stadium, St. Louis CardinalsBrooks Robinson, BAL (AL)
(15 innings)
Anaheim Stadium, California AngelsTony Perez, CIN (NL)
1968National1-0 Astrodome, Houston AstrosWillie Mays, SF (NL)
1969National9-3 R.F.K. Memorial Stadium, Washington SenatorsWillie McCovey, SF (NL)
(12 innings)
Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati RedsCarl Yastrzemski, BOS (AL)
1971American6-4 Tiger Stadium, Detroit TigersFrank Robinson, BAL (AL)
(10 innings)
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta BravesJoe Morgan, CIN (NL)
1973National7-1 Royals Stadium, Kansas City RoyalsBobby Bonds, SF (NL)
1974National7-2 Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh PiratesSteve Garvey, LA (NL)
1975National6-3 County Stadium, Milwaukee BrewersJon Matlack, NYM (NL)
Bill Madlock, CHC (NL)
1976National7-1 Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia PhilliesGeorge Foster, CIN (NL)
1977National7-5 Yankee Stadium, New York YankeesDon Sutton, LA (NL)
1978National7-3 San Diego Stadium, San Diego PadresSteve Garvey, LA (NL)
1979National7-6 Kingdome, Seattle MarinersDave Parker, PIT (NL)
1980National4-2 Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles DodgersKen Griffey, Sr, CIN (NL)
1981National5-4 Municipal Stadium, Cleveland IndiansGary Carter, MON (NL)
1982National4-1 Olympic Stadium, Montreal ExposDave Concepcion, CIN (NL)
1983American13-3 Comiskey Park, Chicago White SoxFred Lynn, CAL (AL)
1984National3-1 Candlestick Park, San Francisco GiantsGary Carter, MON (NL)
1985National6-1 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minnesota TwinsLaMarr Hoyt, SD (NL)
1986American3-2 Astrodome, Houston AstrosRoger Clemens, BOS (AL)
(13 innings)
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland AthleticsTim Raines, MON (NL)
1988American2-1 Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati RedsTerry Steinbach, OAK (AL)
1989American5-3 Anaheim Stadium, California AngelsBo Jackson, KC (AL)
1990American2-0 Wrigley Field, Chicago CubsJulio Franco, TEX (AL)
1991American4-2 SkyDome, Toronto Blue JaysCal Ripken, Jr, BAL (AL)
1992American13-6 Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego PadresKen Griffey Jr, SEA (AL)
1993American9-3 Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore OriolesKirby Puckett, MIN (AL)
(10 innings)
Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh PiratesFred McGriff, ATL (NL)
1995National3-2 The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas RangersJeff Conine, FLA (NL)
1996National6-0 Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia PhilliesMike Piazza, LA (NL)
1997American3-1 Jacobs Field, Cleveland IndiansSandy Alomar, CLE (AL)
1998American13-8 Coors Field, Colorado RockiesRoberto Alomar, BAL (AL)
1999American4-1 Fenway Park, Boston Red SoxPedro Martinez, BOS (AL)
2000American6-3 Turner Field, Atlanta BravesDerek Jeter, NYY (AL)
2001American4-1 Safeco Field, Seattle MarinersCal Ripken, Jr, BAL (AL)
(11 innings)
Miller Park, Milwaukee BrewersNone selected.
2003American7-6 U.S. Cellular Park, Chicago White SoxGarret Anderson, ANA (AL)

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