2008 All-Star Game

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The 2008 All-Star Game of Major League Baseball was the 79th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League. The game was played on July 15th, 2008 at Yankee Stadium in New York, NY, home of the American Leagues New York Yankees. The game was won by the American League 4-3.

Michael Young's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 15th inning scored Justin Morneau with the winning run in the AL's 4-3 victory at Yankee Stadium. The 15 innings tied the 1967 Midsummer Classic for the most total frames, and the 4-hour, 50-minute affair stands as the longest game in All-Star history.

J. D. Drew of the Boston Red Sox was named 2008 All-Star Game Most Valuable Player due to his two-run game-tying home run in the seventh inning.

2008 All-Star Game


2008 All-Star Game

2008 All-Star Game
Date July 15th, 2008
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 55,632
Time 4:50
National Anthem Sheryl Crow
God Bless America Josh Groban
First Pitch Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Goose Gossage, Reggie Jackson
Managers Terry Francona (AL), Clint Hurdle (NL)
MVP J.D. Drew


2008 All-Star Game-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 R H E
National 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 13 4
American 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 14 1

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2008 All-Star Game-Box Score

National League 3, American League 4

National League American League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Hanley Ramirez ss 3 1 2 0 Ichiro Suzuki rf 3 0 1 0
Miguel Tejada ss 3 1 2 0 J.D. Drew rf 4 1 2 2
Chase Utley 2b 3 0 1 0 Derek Jeter ss 3 0 1 0
Dan Uggla 2b 4 0 0 0 Mike Young ss 4 0 1 1
Lance Berkman 1b 2 0 0 1 Josh Hamilton cf-lf 3 0 1 0
Adrian Gonzalez 1b 3 0 1 1 Carlos Quentin lf 4 0 0 0
Albert Pujols dh 3 0 2 0 Alex Rodriguez 3b 2 0 0 0
David Wright ph-dh 3 0 1 0 Joe Crede 3b 1 0 0 0
Chipper Jones 3b 3 0 1 0 Carlos Guillen ph-3b 3 0 1 0
Aramis Ramirez 3b 0 0 0 0 Manny Ramirez lf 2 0 0 0
Cristian Guzman pr-3b 3 0 0 0 Grady Sizemore cf 5 1 1 0
Matt Holliday rf 3 1 1 1 Milton Bradley dh 2 0 0 0
Corey Hart rf 3 0 0 0 Evan Longoria ph-dh 4 0 1 1
Ryan Braun lf 3 0 0 0 Kevin Youkilis 1b 2 0 0 0
Ryan Ludwick lf 2 0 0 0 Justin Morneau 1b 4 2 2 0
Kosuke Fukudome cf 2 0 0 0 Joe Mauer c 1 0 1 0
Nate McLouth cf 4 0 1 0 Ian Kinsler pr-2b 5 0 1 0
Geovany Soto c 2 0 0 0 Dustin Pedroia 2b 1 0 0 0
Russell Martin c 3 0 1 0 Jason Varitek c 0 0 0 0
Brian McCann c 0 0 0 0 Dioner Navarro ph-c 4 0 1 0
Total 52 3 13 3 Total 57 4 14 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 R H E
National 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 13 4
American 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 14 1
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Ben Sheets 2.0 1 0 0 2 3
Carlos Zambrano 2.0 1 0 0 0 1
Dan Haren 2.0 2 0 0 1 2
Edinson Volquez 1.0 2 2 2 0 2
Brian Wilson 0.2 0 0 0 0 1
Billy Wagner 0.1 2 1 1 0 0
Ryan Dempster 1.0 0 0 0 0 3
Aaron Cook 3.0 4 0 0 3 1
Carlos Marmol 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
Brandon Webb 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
Brad Lidge (L) 0.2 2 1 1 1 0
Total 14.2 14 4 4 7 17
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Cliff Lee 2.0 1 0 0 0 3
Joe Saunders 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Roy Halladay 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
Ervin Santana 1.0 1 1 1 0 2
Justin Duchscherer 1.0 3 1 1 0 1
Joe Nathan 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Jonathan Papelbon 1.0 1 1 0 0 2
Francisco Rodriguez 0.1 0 0 0 1 0
Mariano Rivera 1.2 2 0 0 0 2
Joakim Soria 1.2 2 0 0 2 2
George Sherrill 2.1 1 0 0 0 2
Scott Kazmir (W) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 15.0 13 3 2 4 17

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NL-HR: M Holliday (1, off E Santana; 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF). SF: L Berkman (1, off J Duchscherer); A Gonzalez (1, off J Papelbon). SH: R Martin (1, off J Soria). IBB: M Tejada (1, by J Soria). TB: M Holliday 4; H Ramirez 2; A Pujols 2; M Tejada 2; N McLouth; C Utley; A Gonzalez; C Jones; D Wright; R Martin. GIDP: D Uggla (1). RBI: M Holliday (1); L Berkman (1); A Gonzalez (1). Team LOB: 11. With RISP: 0 for 6. Fielding DP: 1. H Ramirez-C Utley-L Berkman. E: D Uggla 3 (3); H Ramirez (1). Outfield Assists: N McLouth (D Navarro at home plate). Baserunning SB: M Tejada (1, 2nd base off J Papelbon/D Navarro). CS: C Guzman (1, 2nd base by M Rivera/D Navarro).

AL-2B: J Morneau (1, off E Volquez); E Longoria (1, off B Wagner); C Guillen (1, off A Cook). HR: J Drew (1, off E Volquez; 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF). SF: M Young (1, off B Lidge). IBB: J Morneau (1, by A Cook); C Guillen (1, by A Cook). TB: J Drew 5; J Morneau 3; C Guillen 2; E Longoria 2; G Sizemore; I Suzuki; D Jeter; M Young; D Navarro; J Mauer; I Kinsler; J Hamilton. GIDP: D Jeter (1). RBI: J Drew 2 (2); E Longoria (1); M Young (1). 2-out RBI: J Drew 2; E Longoria. Team LOB: 17. With RISP: 3 for 22. Fielding DP: 2. I Kinsler-M Young-J Morneau; D Navarro-I Kinsler. E: D Navarro (1). Outfield Assists: I Suzuki (A Pujols at 2nd base). Baserunning SB: I Kinsler (1, 2nd base off D Haren/R Martin); G Sizemore (1, 2nd base off B Wagner/R Martin); M Bradley (1, 2nd base off B Sheets/G Soto); J Hamilton (1, 2nd base off D Haren/R Martin); D Jeter (1, 2nd base off B Sheets/G Soto); J Drew (1, 2nd base off C Marmol/R Martin). CS: I Kinsler (1, 2nd base by A Cook/R Martin). Pickoffs: M Bradley (1st base by C Zambrano).

Balks: None. WP: None. HBP: None. IBB: J Soria (1; M Tejada); A Cook 2 (2; C Guillen, J Morneau). Pickoffs: C Zambrano (1; M Bradley, 1st base).

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Ed Rapuano, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - Mark Wegner, LF - Greg Gibson, RF - Phil Cuzzi. Time of Game: 4:50. Attendance: 55,632. Field Condition: Unknown. Start Time Weather: 82 F, Wind 8mph out to Centerfield, Sunny.

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National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Lance Berkman Houston Astros 1b Starter
Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers of Starter
Aaron Cook Colorado Rockies p -
Ryan Dempster Chicago Cubs p -
Kosuke Fukudome Chicago Cubs of Starter
Adrian Gonzalez San Diego Padres 1b -
Cristian Guzman Washington Senators ss -
Dan Haren Arizona Diamondbacks p -
Corey Hart Milwaukee Brewers of -
Matt Holliday Colorado Rockies of Starter
Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves 3b Starter
Brad Lidge Philadelphia Phillies p -
Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants p Did not Play
Ryan Ludwick St. Louis Cardinals of -
Carlos Marmol Chicago Cubs p -
Russell Martin Los Angeles Dodgers c -
Brian McCann Atlanta Braves c -
Nate McLouth Pittsburgh Pirates of -
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals dh Starter
Aramis Ramirez Chicago Cubs 3b -
Hanley Ramirez Florida Marlins ss Starter
Ben Sheets Milwaukee Brewers p Starter
Alfonso Soriano Chicago Cubs of Injured
Geovany Soto Chicago Cubs c Starter
Miguel Tejada Houston Astros ss -
Dan Uggla Florida Marlins 2b -
Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies 2b Starter
Edinson Volquez Cincinnati Reds p -
Billy Wagner New York Mets p -
Brandon Webb Arizona Diamondbacks p -
Brian Wilson San Francisco Giants p -
Kerry Wood Chicago Cubs p Did not Play
David Wright New York Mets 3b Replaced-Soriano
Carlos Zambrano Chicago Cubs p -

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American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Milton Bradley Texas Rangers dh Starter
Joe Crede Chicago White Sox 3b -
J.D. Drew Boston Red Sox of -
Justin Duchscherer Oakland Athletics p -
Carlos Guillen Detroit Tigers 3b -
Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays p -
Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers of Starter
Derek Jeter New York Yankees ss Starter
Scott Kazmir Tampa Bay Rays p -
Ian Kinsler Texas Rangers 2b -
Cliff Lee Cleveland Indians p Starter
Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays 3b -
Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins c Starter
Justin Morneau Minnesota Twins 1b -
Joe Nathan Minnesota Twins p -
Dioner Navarro Tampa Bay Rays c -
David Ortiz Boston Red Sox dh Injured
Jonathan Papelbon Boston Red Sox p -
Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox 2b Starter
Carlos Quentin Chicago White Sox of -
Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox of Starter
Mariano Rivera New York Yankees p -
Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 3b Starter
Francisco Rodriguez L.A. Angels of Anaheim p -
Ervin Santana L.A. Angels of Anaheim p -
Joe Saunders L.A. Angels of Anaheim p -
George Sherill Baltimore Orioles p -
Grady Sizemore Cleveland Indians of -
Joakim Soria Kansas City Royals p -
Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners of Starter
Jason Varitek Boston Red Sox c -
Kevin Youkilis Boston Red Sox 1b Starter
Michael Young Texas Rangers ss -

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