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Posts Tagged ‘MLB All-Star Game’

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AL blanks NL 3-0 in Rivera’s final All-Star Game

Posted by Eric Bennett on July 17th, 2013

The American League’s pitching was dominant in their 3-0 victory over the National League in the 84th All-Star Game from Citi Field.  (more)
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All Lights on New York City for 2013 MLB All-Star Game

Posted by Eric Bennett on July 15th, 2013

The top players in Major League baseball will head to Citi Field in Queens, NY on Tuesday to partake in the 84th MLB All-Star Game.  (more)

Prince is King at 2009 Home Run Derby

Posted by Ace Staff on July 14th, 2009

With much anticipation, the Home Run Derby ended with a familiar face winning. Previous contestant Prince Fielder outslugged Nelson Cruz 6-5 in the final roundto win the derby. Brandon Inge, Joe Mauer, Carlos Pena, and Adrian Gonzalez all failed to make it to the second round, leaving Ryan Howard, Fielder, Cruz, and hometown favorite Albert Pujols in the semifinals. Howard and Pujols, both fan favorites, failed to outlast Fielder and Cruz. Cruz batted first in the finals, hitting 5 homers. Fielder hit a bomb into the center field grass hill to end the contest. 2009 MLB Baseball  tickets are available now for all teams and all games!

Busch Stadium Will Host 2009 MLB All-Star Game

Posted by Ace Staff on October 29th, 2008

Bud Selig has confirmed that Busch Stadium in St Louis will be the site of the 2009 MLB All-Star Game on July 14th. This will be St Louis’ first since 1966, and the 80th in the history of the MLB. Rays coach Joe Maddon will be in charge of the American League team, who haven’t lost an All-Star game since 1996. Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel will try to break the NL’s losing streak. The National League leads the all-time record at 40-37-2, but the AL’s recent streak has nearly tipped the scales. 2009 MLB All-Star Game tickets are available now, so reserve your seat early!

Hamilton Belts 35, but Morneau Wins Derby

Posted by Ace Staff on July 15th, 2008

Twins first baseman Justin Morneau may have won the Home Run Derby, but the real show came from Rangers centerfielder Josh Hamilton in the first round. Hamilton hit a record 28 homers in the first round, including 502, 504, and 518 foot drives. Hamilton had the Yankee stadium crowd on their feet, at one point belting homers on 13 straight swings. Lance Berkman and Ryan Braun made it to the semifinals, with 14 total home runs each. Dan Uggla and Grady Sizemore hit 6, Chase Utley hit 5, and Rays rookie Evan Longoria hit 3. While Hamilton’s first round was the flashiest, Morneau’s consistency won the contest. After his initial 28, Hamilton could only muster 3 homers in the finals, to Morneau’s 5.

2008 MLB All-Star Game Roster

Posted by Ace Staff on July 7th, 2008

The rosters for the 2008 All-Star Game have been released. The Red Sox, Yankees, and Cubs are well represented among the starters.  Both the Angels and the Cubs each send two starting pitchers and their closer. The Last man ballot, as well as the managers’ choices for starting pitchers are not available yet. (more)

Utley, Uggla, Berkman in Home Run Derby

Posted by Ace Staff on July 7th, 2008

The list of 2008 MLB Home Run Derby participants is steadily growing. Chase Utley’s 24 homers lead the majors, and the list of contestants. Also competing are Marlins’ Dan Uggla (23), Astros’ Lance Berkman, Rangers’ Josh Hamilton (19), and Indians’ Grady Sizemore (22). Vlad Guerrero, last year’s derby champ, has expressed interest in competing again but has not been officially invited yet.