The MLB All-Star Game by EverettJ

Champion(s):

jsparkyp
"Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny!" -Frank Zappa


Runner(s)-Up:

WellsW
If you ain't first, you're last


Quiz Description

The Midsummer Classic, Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, returns on Tuesday, July 12. The first All-Star Game took place 83 years ago at Chicago's Comiskey Park, and the game has given us many memorable moments since. Here are some questions about the moments and players that have made the game a cherished institution for so many years.

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Questions:

At the 2nd All-Star Game in 1934, Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Joe Cronin were struck out consecutively by what New York Giants hurler?

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Carl Hubbell

Among his other accomplishments that year, what AL player won the 1941 All-Star Game with a three-run homer off the Cubs' Claude Passeau?

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Ted Williams

In the 1983 All-Star Game, played exactly 50 years after the first, Fred Lynn of the AL hit what is still the only Grand Slam in the history of the game, What memorably named pitcher gave up Lynn's homer?

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Atlee Hammaker

In the first All-Star Game played indoors, the 1968 game at the Houston Astrodome, the only run in a 1-0 NL win scored in the first inning on a double play. What pair of teammates (regular season teammates, not just fellow All-Stars) combined for the run, one by hitting into the double play, and the other by scoring from third?

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Willie McCovey and Willie Mays

In the 1971 All-Star Game, Reggie Jackson of the Oakland A's hit a titanic home run which struck a light tower on the roof of what historic ballpark, no longer in use?

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Tiger Stadium

What AL outfielder robbed Barry Bonds of a home run in the 2002 All-Star Game, a game which later ended in a tie when both teams ran out of pitchers?

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Torii Hunter

Name ONE of the three players who made the All-Star team in 20 or more seasons in their careers.

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Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, or Stan Musial

Perhaps the most memorable and controversial play in All-Star Game history occurred in 1970 at Riverfront Stadium. Cincinnati's Pete Rose steamrolled catcher Ray Fosse of the Indians at home plate to score the winning run. What NL player hit the single that scored Rose?

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Jim Hickman

With former President Ronald Reagan in the announcer's booth with Vin Scully, what AL All-Star lead off the 1989 game with a home run to dead centerfield?

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Bo Jackson

After being scared by a fastball thrown over his head, what NL All-Star flipped his batting helmet around and batted right-handed against Randy Johnson in the 1993 All-Star Game in Baltimore?

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John Kruk

Traditionally the All-Star Game starting position players are selected by a fan vote, but that hasn't always been the case. The fan vote was taken away after 1957 results, when one NL team's fanbase managed to elect 7 of their team's players to the starting lineup. What team's fans so thoroughly stuffed the ballot box that Commissioner Ford Frick was forced to intervene?

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Cincinnati Reds

Though the 1994 season was cut short by a strike, they still held the All-Star Game that year. The NL won 8-7 on a double by Moises Alou. What Hall of Famer scored all the way from first with the winning run?

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Tony Gwynn