1997 All-Star Game

1997 All Star Game Program
1997 All-Star Game Ticket


The 1997 All-Star Game of Major League Baseball was the 68th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League. The game was played on July 11th, 1997 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio, home of the American Leagues Cleveland Indians. The game was won by the American League 3-1.

Playing in front of the hometown crowd, Sandy Alomar Jr. led the American League to a 3-1 victory by hitting a two-run homer in the seventh inning. The AL victory ended a three-game losing streak.

Coming in his only at-bat, the two-out line drive came against San Francisco's Shawn Estes and earned Alomar the MVP award. Alomar earned the distinction of being the first player to win the MVP award in his home ballpark.

1997 All-Star Game


1997 All-Star Game

1997 All-Star Game
Date July 8th, 1997
Location Jacobs Field
Attendance 44,916
Time 2:36
National Anthem LeAnn Rimes
O'Canada The McAuley Boys
First Pitch Larry Doby
Managers Joe Torre (AL), Bobby Cox (NL)
MVP Sandy Alomar Jr.


1997 All-Star Game-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0
American 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 0


1997 All-Star Game-Box Score

National League 1, American League 3

National League American League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Craig Biggio 2b 3 0 0 0 Brady Anderson lf-rf 4 0 2 0
Tony Womack 2b 1 0 0 0 Alex Rodriguez ss 3 0 1 0
Tony Gwynn dh 3 0 0 0 Nomar Garciaparra ss 1 0 0 0
Andres Galarraga ph-dh 1 0 0 0 Ken Griffey Jr. cf 4 0 0 0
Barry Bonds lf 2 0 0 0 Tino Martinez 1b 2 0 0 0
Steve Finley lf 1 0 0 0 Mark McGwire 1b 2 0 0 0
Mike Piazza c 1 0 0 0 Edgar Martinez dh 2 1 2 1
Javy Lopez c 1 1 1 1 Jim Thome ph-dh 1 0 0 0
Charles Johnson c 1 0 0 0 Paul O'Neill rf 2 0 0 0
Jeff Bagwell 1b 3 0 0 0 Bernie Williams lf 0 1 0 0
Mark Grace 1b 1 0 0 0 Cal Ripken Jr. 3b 2 0 1 0
Larry Walker rf 1 0 0 0 Joey Cora pr-2b 1 0 0 0
Moises Alou rf 2 0 1 0 Chuck Knoblauch 2b 0 0 0 0
Ken Caminiti 3b 2 0 0 0 Ivan Rodriguez c 2 0 0 0
Chipper Jones 3b 1 0 0 0 Sandy Alomar Jr. c 1 1 1 2
Ray Lankford cf 2 0 0 0 Roberto Alomar 2b 2 0 0 0
Jeff Blauser ss 2 0 1 0 Jeff Cirillo 3b 1 0 0 0
Royce Clayton ss 1 0 0 0 Randy Johnson p 0 0 0 0
Greg Maddux p 0 0 0 0 Roger Clemens p 0 0 0 0
Curt Schilling p 0 0 0 0 David Cone p 0 0 0 0
Kevin Brown p 0 0 0 0 Justin Thompson p 0 0 0 0
Pedro Martinez p 0 0 0 0 Pat Hentgen p 0 0 0 0
Shawn Estes p 0 0 0 0 Jose Rosado p 0 0 0 0
Bobby Jones p 0 0 0 0 Randy Myers p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Mariano Rivera p 0 0 0 0
Total 29 1 3 1 Total 30 3 7 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0
American 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 x 3 7 0
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Greg Maddux 2.0 2 1 1 0 0
Curt Schilling 2.0 2 0 0 0 3
Kevin Brown 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Pedro Martinez 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
Shawn Estes (L) 1.0 1 2 2 1 1
Bobby Jones 1.0 1 0 0 0 2
Total 8.0 7 3 3 1 8
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Randy Johnson 2.0 0 0 0 1 2
Roger Clemens 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
David Cone 1.0 0 0 0 2 0
Justin Thompson 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Pat Hentgen 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Jose Rosado (W) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1
Randy Myers 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
Mariano Rivera (SV) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 3 1 1 4 7

1997 All-Star Game



NL-HR: J Lopez (1, off J Rosado; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF). TB: J Lopez 4; J Blauser; M Alou. RBI: J Lopez (1). Team LOB: 5. With RISP: 0 for 4. Fielding PB: J Lopez (1). Baserunning SB: B Bonds (1, 2nd base off D Cone/I Rodriguez).

AL-2B: B Anderson (1, off C Schilling). HR: E Martinez (1, off G Maddux; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); S Alomar (1, off S Estes; 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF). TB: E Martinez 5; S Alomar 4; B Anderson 3; A Rodriguez; C Ripken. RBI: S Alomar 2 (2); E Martinez (1). 2-out RBI: S Alomar 2. Team LOB: 4. With RISP: 1 for 5. Baserunning CS: E Martinez (1, 2nd base by C Schilling/J Lopez).

Balks: None. WP: C Schilling (1); S Estes (1). HBP: None. IBB: None. Pickoffs: None.

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - Drew Coble, 3B - Jeff Kellogg, LF - Terry Craft, RF - Wally Bell. Time of Game: 2:36. Attendance: 44,916. Field Condition: Unknown. Start Time Weather: Unknown.

1997 All-Star Game


1997 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Moises Alou Florida Marlins of -
Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros 1b Starter
Rod Beck San Francisco Giants p Did not Play
Craig Biggio Houston Astros 2b Starter
Jeff Blauser Atlanta Braves ss Starter
Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants of Starter
Kevin Brown Florida Marlins p -
Ken Caminiti San Diego Padres 3b Starter
Royce Clayton St. Louis Cardinals ss -
Shawn Estes San Francisco Giants p -
Steve Finley San Diego Padres of -
Andres Galarraga Colorado Rockies 1b -
Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves p Injured
Mark Grace Chicago Cubs 1b -
Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres dh Starter
Todd Hundley New York Mets c Injured
Charles Johnson Florida Marlins c -
Bobby Jones New York Mets p -
Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves 3b -
Darryl Kile Houston Astros p Did not Play
Ray Lankford St. Louis Cardinals of Starter
Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds ss Injured
Kenny Lofton Atlanta Braves of Injured
Javy Lopez Atlanta Braves c -
Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves p Starter
Pedro Martinez Montreal Expos p -
Denny Neagle Atlanta Braves p Did not Play
Mike Piazza Los Angeles Dodgers c Starter
Curt Schilling Philadelphia Phillies p -
Larry Walker Colorado Rockies of Starter
Tony Womack Pittsburgh Pirates 2b -

1997 All-Star Game


1997 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Roberto Alomar Baltimore orioles 2b Starter
Sandy Alomar Jr. Cleveland Indians c MVP
Brady Anderson Baltimore Orioles of Starter
Albert Belle Chicago White Sox of Did not Play
Jeff Cirillo Milwaukee Brewers 3b -
Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays p -
David Cone New York Yankees p -
Joey Cora Seattle Mariners 2b -
Jason Dickson Anaheim Angels p Did not Play
Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox ss -
Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle Mariners of Starter
Pat Hentgen Toronto Blue Jays p -
Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners p Starter
David Justice Cleveland Indians of Starter
Chuck Knoblauch Minnesota Twins 2b -
Tino Martinez New York Yankees 1b Starter
Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners dh Starter
Mark McGwire Oakland Athletics 1b -
Mike Mussina Baltimore Orioles p Did not Play
Randy Myers Baltimore Orioles p -
Paul O'Neill New York Yankees of Starter
Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore Orioles ss Starter
Mariano Rivera New York Yankees p -
Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners ss Starter
Ivan Rodriguez Texas Rangers c Starter
Jose Rosado Kansas City Royals p -
Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 1b Injured
Jim Thome Cleveland Indians 1b -
Justin Thompson Detroit Tigers p -
Bernie Williams New York Yankees of -

1997 All-Star Game