The 10 Most Memorable MLB All-Star Game Moments of the Past 20 Years

Cal Ripken’s final All-Star Game home run, 2001
The 2001 All-Star was a farewell tour for Cal Ripken, baseball’s iron man who had announced his impending retirement, and it got off on the right foot when Alex Rodriguez demanded Cal take his old place at shortstop instead of third, where Ripken had been playing in his twilight. Classy move by A-Rod.

But the moment no one will ever forget is Cal crushing a home run in the third inning, with Charlie Steiner’s classic, “WHO WROTE THIS SCRIPT?!?!” call. It really doesn’t get any better than that.

6 Replies to “The 10 Most Memorable MLB All-Star Game Moments of the Past 20 Years”

    1. I know Pedro isn’t the greatest pitcher of all time. Other men have won more games, had better numbers, won more Cy Youngs and did it longer.

      But I honestly believe that my eyes have never seen a better pitcher in his prime than Pedro. He was everything you could possibly want in a pitcher. I feel privileged to have seen him at his best.

  1. I’m no Bud Selig fan, but I never understood why he was villified for the tie game. The managers went to him and said they had no pitchers left. What was he supposed to do? Managers had taken heat in the past for not getting everyone in the game (which was preposterous). In response to that, they put everyone in and got caught with their pants down when the game went into extra innings.

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