2002 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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 NL. The game controversially ended with a 7–7 tie due to both teams running out of available pitchers. Beginning the next year, home field advantage in the World Series would be awarded to the winning league to prevent ties (this rule would stay until 2016).

No player was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award due to the game ending in a tie. The roster selection for the 2002 game marked the inaugural All-Star Final Vote competition (then known as "The All-Star 30th Man" competition). Johnny Damon and Andruw Jones represented the American and National Leagues as a result of this contest.

2002 Major League Baseball 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 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 13 0
DateJuly 9, 2002
VenueMiller Park
CityMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Ceremonial first pitchWarren Spahn, Hank Aaron, Robin Yount and Paul Molitor
TelevisionFox (United States)
MLB International (International)
TV announcersJoe Buck and Tim McCarver (Fox)
Gary Thorne and Ken Singleton (MLB International)
Radio announcersDan Shulman and Dave Campbell


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

Final roster spot

Player Team Pos. Player Team Pos.
American League National League
Johnny Damon BOS CF Andruw Jones ATL CF
Jim Thome CLE 1B Brian Giles PIT RF
Eric Chavez OAK 3B Larry Walker COL RF
Magglio Ordóñez CWS RF Albert Pujols STL 1B
Darin Erstad ANA CF Ryan Klesko SD 1B

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 5
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[a] Red Sox 6
P Freddy García Mariners 2
P Eddie Guardado Twins 1
P Mariano Rivera Yankees 5
P Kazuhiro Sasaki Mariners 2
P Ugueth Urbina[b] 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[FV] Red Sox 1
OF Robert Fick Tigers 1
OF Randy Winn Devil Rays 1
Manager Team
Joe Torre Yankees
Position Coach Team
Mike Scioscia Angels

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[a] Braves 8
P Trevor Hoffman Padres 4
P Byung-hyun Kim Diamondbacks 1
P Randy Johnson[a] Diamondbacks 9
P Matt Morris[a] Cardinals 2
P Robb Nen[b] Giants 3
P Vicente Padilla[b] Phillies 1
P Odalis Pérez Dodgers 1
P Mike Remlinger[b] 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 Hernández 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[FV] Braves 2
Manager Team
Bob Brenly Diamondbacks


  • a Player declined or was unable to play.
  • b Player replaced vacant spot on roster.
  • FV Player was voted onto roster through the All-Star Final Vote.

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
9 Derek Lowe Red Sox P 9 Curt Schilling Diamondbacks P



Home Plate Gerry Davis
First Base Tim Tschida
Second Base Chuck Meriwether
Third Base Jerry Meals
Left Field Marty Foster
Right Field Paul Emmel

Game summary

Tuesday, July 9, 2002 7:05 pm (CDT) at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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
Starting pitchers:
AL: Derek Lowe
NL: Curt Schilling
Home runs:
AL: Alfonso Soriano (1)
NL: Barry Bonds (1)

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 homer off Éric 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 the 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 in the ninth, and the game went into extra innings. Vicente Padilla and Freddy García each pitched scoreless tenth innings, keeping the game tied.

A serious problem arose at this point, as Padilla and Garcia were the last available pitchers on each team. 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.

It was controversially ruled that if the NL did not score in the bottom of the eleventh, the game would be declared a tie.[1] After the decision was announced over the stadium's PA system, fans loudly booed and jeered, with beer bottles being thrown onto the field, and chants of "Let them play!", "Refund!", "Bud must go!" and "Ripoff!" were heard.[2] Garcia retired the side in the eleventh, and the game ended in a 7–7 tie, to further booing and bottle throwing. No MVP award was given.

Home Run Derby

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.

Miller Park, Milwaukee—A.L. 42, N.L. 31
Player Team Round 1 Semis Finals Totals
Jason Giambi Yankees 11 7 7 25
Sammy Sosa Cubs 12 5 1 18
Paul Konerko White Sox 6 6 12
Richie Sexson Brewers 6 4 10
Torii Hunter Twins 3 3
Barry Bonds Giants 2 2
Alex Rodriguez Rangers 2 2
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, Red Sox All-Stars Nomar Garciaparra, Johnny Damon and Ugueth Urbina unveiled a No. 9 (in honor of Ted Williams, who died a few days earlier) painted into the grass in left field—the position the "Splendid Splinter" patrolled in 19 All-Star Games while playing for Boston. It was also the introduction of the uniform change for the Red Sox, adding a black "9" and black armband 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. Bonds would hit one out later in the game to make sure Torii couldn't rob him again.
  • 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 García 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 five Shortstops and one Second baseman, Omar Vizquel came off the bench to play second base.
  • After the first out was recorded in 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 did not score, and the game ended in a tie. When the game was called, the fans started the Bad News Bears chant of "Let them Play!, Let them Play!" to no avail.
  • Joe Buck and Tim McCarver stated that if the American League won, Paul Konerko would be named MVP, and if the National League won, Damian Miller would be named MVP.
  • Throughout the game, both managers wore microphones to converse with Buck, McCarver, and each other.


  • "July 9, 2002 All-Star Game Play-by-Play and Box Score". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on April 29, 2011. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
  1. ^ Rule 4.17 of the normal MLB playing rules provides that a team that is unable or refuses to place nine players on the field shall forfeit the game. Had that rule been followed, then if the NL's Padilla was unable to continue, they would have forfeited the game.
  2. ^ Rogers, Phil. "July 9, 2002: All-Star Game ends in 7-7 tie". July 9, 2002. Chicago Tribune.

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2002 Atlanta Braves season

The 2002 Atlanta Braves season marked the franchise's 37th season in Atlanta and 132nd overall. The Braves won their 11th consecutive division title, finishing 19 games ahead of the second-place Montreal Expos. The Braves lost the 2002 Divisional Series to the eventual NL Champion San Francisco Giants, 3 games to 2.

2002 marked the final year that pitchers Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and John Smoltz played on the same team ending the reign of what has been considered by many the greatest pitching trio of all-time. All three would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame a decade later. Smoltz set the Braves' single season record for saves (55). Chipper Jones moved to the outfield in left field to allow for Vinny Castilla to be signed and added to the lineup at third base. Julio Franco became a regular player in the second stint of his Major League career and Gary Sheffield was acquired to the Braves in 2002, playing at right field.

2002 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 2002 season saw Dan Evans take over as General Manager and in his first season the team won 92 games and was not eliminated from post season contention until the next-to-last day of the season, finishing third overall in the Western Division of the National League. Shawn Green hit 42 home runs to become the first L.A. Dodger to have back-to-back 40 or more homer seasons. He had four homers in one game on May 23 against the Milwaukee Brewers. He went 6 for 6 in that game and set a Major League mark for total bases with 19. The number broke the previous record of 18 total bases set by Joe Adcock. Éric Gagné who had been a starter previously became the closer in 2002 and set a club mark with 52 saves. This is also their first season to be broadcast on KCOP (13).

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2002 Montreal Expos season

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The Pirates missed the playoffs for the tenth straight season, tying a record set between 1980–89.

2002 San Diego Padres season

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2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 74th midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues constituting Major League Baseball, and celebrated the 70th anniversary of the inaugural All-Star Game played in Chicago, Illinois in 1933.

The game was held on July 15, 2003 at U.S. Cellular Field, the home of the Chicago White Sox of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 7–6, thus awarding an AL team (which was eventually the New York Yankees) home-field advantage in the 2003 World Series. This game was the first All-Star Game to award home-field advantage in the World Series to the winning league, a rule that stemmed from a controversial 7–7 tie in the previous year's edition. In the days leading up to the game, Fox advertised it with the tagline: "This time it counts." Subsequent editions altered the slogan to "This one counts" to reflect the new method of determining the World Series' home-field advantage; that arrangement ended with the 2016 edition, where the AL team (which became the Cleveland Indians) also won home-field advantage; the AL would win the next six years, as well as the last four. The winning league had a 9-5 record in the corresponding year's World Series, with the AL going 6-5 in the 11 years it won the All Star Game and the NL going 3-0 in the three years it won the All Star Game.

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The 2018 World Series took place between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox from October 23–28, with the Red Sox winning in five games to earn their ninth title. This was the first World Series meeting between these two teams since 1916. Having previously lost to the Houston Astros in the 2017 World Series, the Dodgers became the 11th team to lose the World Series in consecutive seasons.In the American League, the New York Yankees have played in 40 World Series and won 27, the Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics have played in 14 and won 9, and the Boston Red Sox have played in 13 and won 9, including the first World Series. In the National League, the St. Louis Cardinals have appeared in 19 and won 11, the New York/San Francisco Giants have played in 19 and won 8, the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers have appeared in 20 and won 6, and the Cincinnati Reds have appeared in 9 and won 5.

As of 2018, no team has won consecutive World Series championships since the New York Yankees in 1998, 1999, and 2000—the longest such drought in Major League Baseball history.

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