Happy Anniversary: Highest-scoring All-Star Game ever
On this date back in 1998, the final score was 13-8 and the two teams combined for 31 hits in the Midsummer Classic in Coors Field.
Back on July 7, 1998, the All-Star Game took place in Colorado's Coors Field. Considering the era, the rosters and the setting, it's not surprising that this game would be the highest scoring All-Star Game in history.
The AL would win the game, 13-8. The combined 21 runs set the record and it has yet to be matched. The two teams combined for a whopping 31 hits, but -- almost amazingly -- only five of those hits were of the extra-base variety.
Here's some video footage of the game MVP, Roberto Alomar:
The future Hall of Famer Alomar went 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk and a stolen base.
Other players with multi-hit games: Alex Rodriguez (2-3, HR), Ken Griffey Jr. (2-3), Rafael Palmeiro (2-2), Ivan Rodriguez (3-4), Devon White (3-3, 3B), Walt Weiss (2-3). Barry Bonds also added a three-run homer.
The AL alone had 13 runs on 19 hits. I'm betting we won't see the two teams combine for either mark this season.
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