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Seven Fun Facts about the MLB All Star Game
Hey baseball fans!
With the 2015 MLB All Star Game quickly approaching, here are seven fascinating facts about the history of the Midsummer Classic:
1: The First All Star Game
The first MLB All Star Game was held on July 6, 1933 in Comiskey Park in Chicago. The American League won the game, 4-2.
2: Most All Star Game Appearances
The record for the most All Star Games appeared in is 25. Who owns this prestigious record, you ask? Well, it should come as no surprise to you that the answer is Hank Aaron. He made 24 All Star Games as a member of the Braves and one as a member of the Brewers.
3: Which league is better when it comes to the ASG?
85 MLB All Star Games have been played and the National League has won 43 of them, the American League has won 40, and there has also been two ties, making the NL the more superior league when it comes to the Midsummer Classic.
4: The Longest ASG Ever
In terms of time, the 2008 All Star Game is the longest one ever, finishing in four hours and 50 minutes. The ’08 Game is also tied for the longest Midsummer Classic in terms of innings with the 1967 Game. Both contests took 15 innings to complete.
5: Most All Star Game Starts
Hall of Famers Don Drysdale, Lefty Gomez, and Robin Roberts have each started a record five All Star Games.
6: All Star Game MVP and World Series MVP in the Same Year
The only player ever to win the All Star Game MVP and the World Series MVP in the same season was Derek Jeter in 2000. After leading his team in batting average during the regular season (.339), Jeter helped the Yankees beat the Mets in the World Series.
7: The All-Purpose Pete Rose
Pete Rose was voted into the All Star Game as a first baseman, second baseman, third baseman, left fielder, and right fielder. Talk about versatility!