1983 All-Star Game

Comiskey Park (50th Anniversary of the 1st ASG)

3rd Inning - Atlee Hammaker (SF) pitching, Gary Carter (MTL, HOF) catching

Order, during the video:

Jim Rice (BOS, HOF)

George Brett (KC, HOF)

Ted Simmons (MIL)

Dave Winfield (NYY, HOF)

Manny Trillo (CLE)

Doug DiCences (CAL)

Rod Carew (CAL, HOF)

Robin Yount (MIL, HOF)

Fred Lynn (CAL)

Other Hall of Famers on rosters that night:

Eddie Murray, Rickey Henderson, Cal Ripken, Reggie Jackson, Carl Yastrzemski, Johnny Bench, Mike Schmidt, Andrew Dawson, Ozzie Smith

Total: 15

(Huge h/t to a friend of MLBOffseason, Mighty Flynn)

sportsnetny:

"Harvey has a chance to pull Mets fans into the organization’s time tunnel – back to 1984 when Doc Gooden introduced himself to the world with a blow-away fifth inning in that year’s All-Star Game. 

Gooden struck out Lance Parrish, Chet Lemon and Alvin Davis with a fastball that might as well have been shot out of a rifle – that’s how overmatched the American League’s sluggers were. Gooden, only 19, was the advertisement of the gathering storm in Flushing, which is why the parallel to Harvey is so striking, even though he’s five years older.” - Bob Klapisch, The Record

Read: Mets’ Matt Harvey ready for his blaze of glory

Also a reminder that Lance Parrish, Chet Lemon, and Alvin Davis were All-Stars in 1984. And Parrish and Lemon were starters.

Remember that All-Star game tie in 2002? Neither does MLB. 
From Citi Field, July 15, 2013.
(Courtesy Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Journal, @EricFisher)

Remember that All-Star game tie in 2002? Neither does MLB. 

From Citi Field, July 15, 2013.

(Courtesy Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Journal, @EricFisher)

3

The number of All Star starters for the Baltimore Orioles (Chris Davis*, JJ Hardy, Adam Jones) and the number of times the O’s have had three starters on the AL squad: 1971, 1997.

Manny Machado is a reserve.

* Chris Davis received more votes than any other AL player with over 8 million. (Oh, and he’s the first-ever Oriole with more than 30 HRs at the All Star Break.)

The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up.
All Star starting catcher Buster Posey Bob Uecker