The All Star Game

Posted by on July 15th, 2014  •  0 Comments  • 

It’s tonight.  It’s history.  It’s color-pageantry.  It’s one of the things that makes the game great.
 
The stars come out tonight in the Twin Cities.  Minnesota hosts Baseball’s All Star Game.
 
Baseball is all about history, and what better way to celebrate than to watch it all tonight.
 
And as you watch the Cuban Missile-Yasiel Puig, or the brilliance of Clayton Kershaw, or the farewell journey of Derek Jeter, the memories should come crashing back like a wave in the ocean.
 
The All Star game has given us great moments.
 
1999-Fenway Park…the salute to Ted Williams, the outpouring of baseball-fan-media love to Teddy Ballgame.
 
Tony Gwynn jumping up and down after scoring the winning run, thundering around 3rd in the 1994-game in Pittsburgh-20 years ago this night..
 
Reggie Jackson, Mr-October, became Mr. Midsummer with his 520-foot home run atop the roof at old Tigers Stadium.
 
Randy Johnson, the big Unit, throwing a fastball over the head of John Kruk, who then refused to get in the box.  That and Larry Walker of Montreal turning around and batting right-handed against the lefthander.
 
The 1960s when they actually held two All Star games each summer.
 
1984-Fernando Valenzuela throwing the screwball and Dwight Gooden the fastball-struck 6-in a row.
 
Pete Rose-Charley Hustle-running over Ray Fosse of the Indians at home plate in 1970.
 
Stan “The Man”  Musial and his home run into the light towers to win the 1955 game.
 
The 1941 game-Ted Williams 2-run homer late at niter to win it in the year he hit .406 and DiMaggio had the 56-game hitting streak.
 
1934-King Carl Hubbell struck out Ruth-Gehrig-Fox-Simmons and Cronin in a row.
 
Cal Ripken hitting a homer in his final swing in an All Star Game.  Babe Ruth hitting a home in the lst game in ’33.
 
The Mid Summer Night Classic.  The stars come out tonight, and we remember the stars of years gone by too. 
 
History of the game, it is what makes baseball so great.

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