Happy Anniversary: Highest-scoring All-Star Game ever

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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.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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