2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
2003 MLB All-Star.svg
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National League0000501006111
American League00100213x790
DateJuly 15, 2003
VenueU.S. Cellular Field
CityChicago, Illinois
ManagersNational League - Dusty Baker (CHC)
American League - Mike Scioscia (ANA)
MVPGarret Anderson (ANA)
Attendance47,609
TelevisionFox
TV announcersJoe Buck and Tim McCarver
RadioESPN
Radio announcersDan Shulman and Dave Campbell
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2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
2003 MLB All-Star.svg
123456789RHE
National League0000501006111
American League00100213x790
DateJuly 15, 2003
VenueU.S. Cellular Field
CityChicago, Illinois
ManagersNational League - Dusty Baker (CHC)
American League - Mike Scioscia (ANA)
MVPGarret Anderson (ANA)
Attendance47,609
TelevisionFox
TV announcersJoe Buck and Tim McCarver
RadioESPN
Radio announcersDan Shulman and Dave Campbell
2002Major League Baseball All-Star Game2004 >

The 2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 74th midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues constituting Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 15, 2003 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois, the home of the Chicago White Sox of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 7-6, thus awarding an AL team (which was eventually the New York Yankees) home-field advantage in the 2003 World Series.

This All-Star Game marked the seventh All-Star appearance for the Naval Station Great Lakes color guard from Waukegan, Illinois, who this year was joined by police officers from the Kane County Sheriff's Department who presented the Canadian and American flags in the outfield. Both the five-man color guard and the sheriff's department officers accompanied singers Michael Bublé who sang O Canada and Vanessa Carlton who sang The Star-Spangled Banner. Bublé's performance of "O Canada" was not televised until after the game in the Chicago area, while Carlton's performance was followed by fireworks that shot off the U.S. Cellular Field scoreboard.

Rosters[edit]

Game[edit]

Coaching staffs[edit]

National League
CoachPositionTeam
Dusty BakerManagerChicago Cubs
Lloyd McClendonPittsburgh Pirates manager
Tony La RussaSt. Louis Cardinals manager
Dick PoleBench coachChicago Cubs
Larry RothschildPitching coach
Gary MatthewsHitting coach
Juan LopezBullpen coach
Gene ClinesFirst base coach
Wendell KimThird base coach
American League
CoachPositionTeam
Mike SciosciaManagerAnaheim Angels
Jerry ManuelChicago White Sox manager
Ron GardenhireMinnesota Twins manager
Joe MaddonBench coachAnaheim Angels
Bud BlackPitching coach
Mickey HatcherHitting coach
Orlando MercadoBullpen coach
Alfredo GriffinFirst base coach
Ron RoenickeThird base coach

Umpires[edit]

Home PlateTim McClelland
First BaseLarry Young
Second BaseGary Darling
Third BaseGary Cederstrom
Left FieldMark Carlson
Right FieldBill Welke

Starting lineups[edit]

National LeagueAmerican League
OrderPlayerTeamPositionOrderPlayerTeamPosition
1Edgar RenteríaCardinalsSS1Ichiro SuzukiMarinersRF
2Jim EdmondsCardinalsCF2Alfonso SorianoYankees2B
3Albert PujolsCardinalsLF3Carlos DelgadoBlue Jays1B
4Barry BondsGiantsDH4Alex RodriguezRangersSS
5Gary SheffieldBravesRF5Garret AndersonAngelsLF
6Todd HeltonRockies1B6Edgar MartínezMarinersDH
7Scott RolenCardinals3B7Hideki MatsuiYankeesCF
8Javy LópezBravesC8Troy GlausAngels3B
9José VidroExpos2B9Jorge PosadaYankeesC
Jason SchmidtGiantsPEsteban LoaizaWhite SoxP

Game summary[edit]

Starters Esteban Loaiza and Jason Schmidt were sharp early on, each throwing a scoreless couple of innings to start the game. In the third, Roger Clemens relieved Loaiza and threw a scoreless inning himself. Randy Wolf could not do the same, allowing Carlos Delgado to single home Ichiro Suzuki with the game's first run, and a 1-0 lead for the AL.

The lead would stand until the fifth inning, when Todd Helton gave the NL the lead with a two-run homer off Shigetoshi Hasegawa. The National League would go on to score three more runs that inning, on the strength of a two-run double from Andruw Jones and an RBI single from Albert Pujols, giving the NL a 5-1 lead.

In the sixth, Garret Anderson hit a two-run homer off Woody Williams to bring the AL back within two. Andruw Jones would get one of those runs back the next inning by hitting a solo shot off Mark Mulder. Jason Giambi got the run right back with a solo shot off Billy Wagner in the seventh.

In the eighth came Eric Gagné, who did not blow any saves in the 2003 regular season. The All-Star Game would prove to be the one blemish on his record for the year. Staked to a 6-4 lead, Gagne gave up a one-out double to Garret Anderson, who was replaced by pinch-runner Melvin Mora. Vernon Wells singled Mora home to make it a one-run game. Then Hank Blalock hit a dramatic, two-out go-ahead home run to put the AL up 7-6.

Keith Foulke came in the ninth to try to earn the save. Foulke closed the door and set the side down 1-2-3. Garret Anderson, who batted 3-4 with a double, home run and 2 RBI, was awarded the game's MVP honors, a night after winning the 2003 Home Run Derby.

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WP: Brendan Donnelly (1-0)   LP: Eric Gagné (0-1)   Sv: Keith Foulke (1)
Home runs:
NL: Todd Helton (1), Andruw Jones (1)
AL: Garret Anderson (1), Jason Giambi (1), Hank Blalock (1)

Home Run Derby[edit]

U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago—A.L. 47, N.L. 39
PlayerTeamRound 1SemisFinalsTotals
Garret AndersonAngels76922
Albert PujolsCardinals414826
Jason GiambiYankees121123
Jim EdmondsCardinals448
Gary SheffieldBraves44
Carlos DelgadoBlue Jays22
Richie SexsonBrewers11
Bret BooneMariners00
SemifinalsFinals
      
1Jason Giambi11
4Albert Pujols14
4Albert Pujols8
2Garret Anderson9
2Garret Anderson6
3Jim Edmonds4

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