1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 7 2
American League 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 1 X 9 11 0
DateJuly 13, 1993
VenueOriole Park at Camden Yards
CityBaltimore, Maryland
MVPKirby Puckett (MIN)
Ceremonial first pitchAl Kaline, Brooks Robinson and Leon Day
TV announcersSean McDonough and Tim McCarver
Radio announcersJohn Rooney, Jerry Coleman and Johnny Bench

The 1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 64th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 13, 1993, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, the home of the Baltimore Orioles of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 9-3.

This is also the last Major League Baseball All-Star Game to date to be televised by CBS and to be held in Baltimore. During the pregame broadcast coverage, CBS announced the death of NASCAR driver Davey Allison from a helicopter accident the previous day.[1]


Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.



Home Plate Jim McKean (AL)
First Base Bob Davidson (NL)
Second Base Mike Reilly (AL)
Third Base Gary Darling (NL)
Left Field Dale Scott (AL)
Right Field Mark Hirschbeck (NL)

Starting lineups

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Marquis Grissom Expos CF 1 Roberto Alomar Blue Jays 2B
2 Barry Bonds Giants LF 2 Paul Molitor Blue Jays DH
3 Gary Sheffield Marlins 3B 3 Ken Griffey Jr. Mariners CF
4 John Kruk Phillies 1B 4 Joe Carter Blue Jays RF
5 Barry Larkin Reds SS 5 John Olerud Blue Jays 1B
6 Mark Grace Cubs DH 6 Kirby Puckett Twins LF
7 David Justice Braves RF 7 Cal Ripken Jr. Orioles SS
8 Darren Daulton Phillies C 8 Wade Boggs Yankees 3B
9 Ryne Sandberg Cubs 2B 9 Iván Rodríguez Rangers C
Terry Mulholland Phillies P Mark Langston Angels P

Game summary

Tuesday, July 13, 1993 8:37 pm (ET) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 7 2
American League 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 1 X 9 11 0
WP: Jack McDowell (1-0)   LP: John Burkett (0-1)
Home runs:
NL: Gary Sheffield (1)
AL: Kirby Puckett (1), Roberto Alomar (1)

See also: "1993 All-Star Game Play by Play".[3]

The pregame colors presentation was from the color guard of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Geddy Lee, lead singer of the band Rush later sang the Canadian National Anthem, while actor James Earl Jones recites the U.S. National Anthem, accompanied by the Morgan State University choir.[4][5] At the conclusion of the National Anthem, fireworks exploded over Fort McHenry while airplanes from Andrews Air Force Base flew over Camden Yards.

To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the 1958 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which had been played at Memorial Stadium, Hall-of-Famer and Baltimore native Al Kaline joined the ceremonial first pitch ceremonies. Also joining the ceremonies was Orioles Hall-of-Famer Brooks Robinson. The visiting National League scored in the first inning off starting pitcher Mark Langston when Barry Bonds doubled with one out and Gary Sheffield followed with a home run for a 2-0 lead. The American League got a run back in the second when Kirby Puckett homered with one out off the NL starter, Terry Mulholland. Roberto Alomar tied the game at two in the third inning, leading off with a home run, off Andy Benes.

The AL went ahead to stay with three runs in the fifth. John Burkett came in to start the inning, and first batter Ivan Rodriguez doubled and scored on a single by Albert Belle, who went to second when Justice made an error on the play. Ken Griffey Jr., singled home Belle and went to second on the throw home. After Cecil Fielder was hit by a pitch, Kirby Puckett doubled home Griffey for the third run of the inning and a 5-2 AL lead. Steve Avery relieved to get the last out of the inning. The NL got a run back in the top of the sixth. Jimmy Key started the inning and gave up a double to Bonds, followed by a single to Sheffield and a sacrifice fly to Barry Larkin, making the score 5-3.

The AL broke the game open in the bottom of the sixth with three more runs. With two outs, Carlos Baerga reached on an error by shortstop Jeff Blauser, then Albert Belle walked. Devon White doubled home Baerga and after John Smoltz relieved Avery, Belle scored and White went to third on a wild pitch. Juan Gonzalez walked, then Smoltz threw his second wild pitch of the inning, allowing White to score the third run of the inning, giving the AL an 8-3 lead. Smoltz tied an All-Star game record with two wild pitches, but he was the first to throw them in the same inning.

The AL got the last run of the game in the seventh inning when Greg Vaughn led off with a single and scored on a two-out double by Terry Steinbach, both hits off Rod Beck, making the final score 9-3. The last out however ended strangely, when American League (Blue Jays) manager Cito Gaston allowed Blue Jays closer Duane Ward to close out the game in the ninth at Camden Yards, rather than hometown hero Mike Mussina. Fans cheered as the Orioles' Mike Mussina warmed up in the bullpen and chanted "We Want Mike!", but after the last out of the game, the fans booed Gaston for not putting in Mussina to close out the game. Fans began throwing various waste onto the field until an appeal from Mussina himself stopped the crowd. Mussina said that he warmed up so he would not mess up his regular pitching schedule, as he was going to pitch the next day. Despite this, many people believe that he started warming up so that the fans would get riled up, meaning that Gaston would most likely put him in.[6][7][8] As it was, Mussina did not play in the All-Star Game, and Ward did not get the save.

Footnotes and references

  1. ^ Official Broadcast, timestamp 13 minutes, 50 second mark
  2. ^ a b Player declined or was unable to play.
  3. ^ Retrosheet. "1993 All-Star Game Play by Play". Geisler Young, LLC. Archived from the original on July 19, 2008. Retrieved July 4, 2009.
  4. ^ "James Earl Jones Recites National Anthem at the 1993 All Star game". You Tube. Major League Baseball. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Luke, Bob (January 14, 2016). Integrating the Orioles: Baseball and Race in Baltimore. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Company, Inc. ISBN 978-1-4766-6212-1.
  6. ^ "The Sad Decline of the MLB All-Star Game Began in 1993". The Atlantic. July 15, 2013.
  7. ^ "Orioles Top Ten All-Star Moments #7: Mike Mussina Gets Snubbed". July 7, 2011.
  8. ^ "1993: Cito and Mike Mussina: Blue Jay All-Star Moments". July 7, 2011.