1990 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1990 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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Date July 10, 1990
Venue Wrigley Field
City Chicago, Illinois
Managers
MVP Julio Franco (TEX)
Attendance 39,071
First pitch Ernie Banks
Television CBS
TV announcers Jack Buck and Tim McCarver
Radio CBS
Radio announcers John Rooney, Jerry Coleman and Johnny Bench

The 1990 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 61st playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 10, 1990, at Wrigley Field in Chicago, the home of the Chicago Cubs of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 2-0. The game is remembered for a rain delay in the 7th inning that resulted in CBS airing Rescue 911 during the delay. This is also the first game – and so far the only one – to feature two players bearing the same name: Greg Olson. One was a pitcher, represented the AL squad and Baltimore Orioles and featured three G's in the first name and the other was a catcher, represented the NL squad and Atlanta Braves and featured only two G's in the first name.

The pregame ceremonies celebrated the 85th anniversary of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station which, as with previous All-Star Games held in Chicago, provided the colors presentation. After Wayne Messmer sang O Canada, recording artist (and native Chicagoan) Richard Marx sang the National Anthem. The last All-Star Game previously held at Wrigley Field was represented by Ernie Banks who threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Rosters

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

Game

Umpires

Home PlateEd Montague (NL)
First BaseDave Phillips (AL)
Second BaseSteve Rippley (NL)
Third BaseMark Johnson (AL)
Left FieldDana DeMuth (NL)
Right FieldTim Welke (AL)

Starting lineups

American LeagueNational League
OrderPlayerTeamPositionOrderPlayerTeamPosition
1Rickey HendersonAthleticsLF1Lenny DykstraPhilliesCF
2Wade BoggsRed Sox3B2Ryne SandbergCubs2B
3José CansecoAthleticsRF3Will ClarkGiants1B
4Cal Ripken, Jr.OriolesSS4Kevin MitchellGiantsLF
5Ken Griffey, Jr.MarinersCF5Andre DawsonCubsRF
6Mark McGwireAthletics1B6Chris SaboReds3B
7Sandy Alomar, Jr.IndiansC7Mike SciosciaDodgersC
8Steve SaxYankees2B8Ozzie SmithCardinalsSS
9Bob WelchAthleticsP9Jack ArmstrongRedsP

Game summary

Tuesday, July 10, 1990 7:35 pm (CT) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
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WP: Bret Saberhagen (1-0)   LP: Jeff Brantley (0-1)   Sv: Dennis Eckersley (1)

Footnotes and references

  1. 1 2 Player declined or was unable to play.
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