2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 6 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 14 0
National League 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1
DateJuly 13, 2004
VenueMinute Maid Park
CityHouston, Texas
Managers
MVPAlfonso Soriano (TEX)
Attendance41,886
Ceremonial first pitchMuhammad Ali
TelevisionFox (United States)
MLB International (International)
TV announcersJoe Buck and Tim McCarver (Fox)
Dave O'Brien and Rick Sutcliffe (MLB International)
RadioESPN
Radio announcersDan Shulman and Dave Campbell

The 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 75th playing of the midseason exhibition baseball game 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, 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, the home of the Houston Astros of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 9–4, thus awarding the AL home-field advantage in the 2004 World Series.

Rosters

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

Notes

Game

Umpires

Home Plate Ed Montague
First Base John Hirschbeck
Second Base Doug Eddings
Third Base Jim Reynolds
Left Field Marvin Hudson
Right Field Sam Holbrook

Starting lineups

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Ichiro Suzuki Mariners CF 1 Édgar Rentería Cardinals SS
2 Iván Rodríguez Tigers C 2 Albert Pujols Cardinals 1B
3 Vladimir Guerrero Angels RF 3 Barry Bonds Giants LF
4 Manny Ramírez Red Sox LF 4 Scott Rolen Cardinals 3B
5 Alex Rodriguez Yankees 3B 5 Sammy Sosa Cubs RF
6 Jason Giambi Yankees 1B 6 Mike Piazza Mets C
7 Derek Jeter Yankees SS 7 Lance Berkman Astros CF
8 Alfonso Soriano Rangers 2B 8 Jeff Kent Astros 2B
9 Mark Mulder Athletics P 9 Roger Clemens Astros P

Game recap

All-Star Game participants gather around the mound before the first pitch.
All-Star Game participants gather around the mound before the first pitch.
Tuesday, July 13, 2004 7:35 pm (CDT) at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 6 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 14 0
National League 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1
WP: Mark Mulder (1–0)   LP: Roger Clemens (0–1)
Home runs:
AL: Manny Ramírez (1), Alfonso Soriano (1), David Ortiz (1)
NL: None
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Home Run Derby

Minute Maid Park, Houston—A.L. 47, N.L. 41
Player Team Round 1 Semis Finals Total
Miguel Tejada Baltimore 7 15 5 27
Lance Berkman Houston 7 10 4 21
Rafael Palmeiro Baltimore 9 5 14
Barry Bonds San Francisco 8 3 11
Sammy Sosa Chicago (N) 5 5
Jim Thome Philadelphia 4 4
Hank Blalock Texas 3 3
David Ortiz Boston 3 3

Trivia