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2001 All-Star Game

2001 All-Star Game News Archive

Archived Video Clips
Futures Game Allstar 2001 56K | 300K
Relive the pre-game show from the SAFECO scoreboard 56K | 300K
Cal takes the MVP 56K | 300K
CLIPS FOR HONORARY CAPTAINS FOR THE ALL-STAR GAME
Shot heard round the world 56K | 300K
Kirby Puckett's 11th inning, game winning HR in game 6 of 1991 WS 56K | 300K
D.J. DRYSDALE CLIPS
DJ at Media Availibilty 56K | 300K
DJ on the field during Batting Practice 56K | 300K
D.J. Drysdale feature video for Sunday 56K | 300K
KEITH HERNANDEZ
Keith Hernandez on his All-Star experiences 56K | 300K
Keith Hernandez on his career accomplishments 56K | 300K
Keith Hernandez signing video 56K | 300K
JIM RICE
Jim Rice on the All-Star selection process 56K | 300K
Jim Rice on the Yankee-Red Sox rivalry 56K | 300K
Jim Rice signing video 56K | 300K
RICH GOSSAGE
Goose on intimidating opposing players 56K | 300K
Goose talks about why he liked being a reliever 56K | 300K
Goose signing and authentication 56K | 300K
Gone-zo: Gonzalez dethrones Sosa in HR Derby
Defending champ goes down 6-2 in finals, Giambi swats 14 in first round

Pudge gets assist in marriage proposal
Ivan Rodriguez is considered one of the greatest defensive catchers in baseball. Tonight, Pudge came through with arguably his biggest assist of the year, helping two crazy kids find love.

Quantrill is finally an All-Star
The Blue Jays reliever, selected to his first All-Star Game, took the opportunity of Media Day on Monday at SAFECO Field to relay a story about the American League's starter for Tuesday night, Roger Clemens.

Ripken remembers All-Star Games past
On the occasion of his final All-Star Game as a player, Cal Ripken Jr. leaned forward into the microphone and said he wants to be remembered as a "gamer."

Vaughn will represent D-Rays in Seattle from dugout
For many members of the working press, Greg Vaughn was a surprise special guest at Media Day on Monday.

Milton: First-place Twins no fluke
Eric Milton can look at what he and his Twins teammates have done and offer an honest assessment of it.

Mays deflects credit for All-Star success
Right-hander Joe Mays can look around the hotel room at the Downtown Sheraton and see people he knows well. To his right is Twins teammate Eric Milton, and next to Milton is Twins shortstop Cristian Guzman.

All-Star never gets old for Alomar
Roberto Alomar finishes answering a question in Spanish as a couple of other interviewers, English-only speakers, wait inside the dugout for their turns.

Ordonez enjoys return All-Star engagement
He watched Monday afternoon as first baseman John Olerud, Ichiro and then Pudge Rodriguez took their swings in the batting cage. He stood behind them and waited his turn.

All-Star Clark has new perspective
- Tony Clark feels blessed to be an All-Star. Not because his performance doesn't deserve such recognition, for it does. But because of what he's done to get here.

Giambi faces media, future
In a room full of All-Stars, Jason Giambi stood alone in one regard Tuesday. He is the only Athletics player represented at the 72nd All-Star Game.

Sweeney looks to pick All-Star brains
Mike Sweeney is looking forward to Tuesday night.

Cameron reaches All-Star goal
Boone praises city of Seattle for its support

Giambi faces media, future
In a room full of All-Stars, Jason Giambi stood alone in one regard Tuesday. He is the only Athletics player represented at the 72nd All-Star Game.

Percival plans to have fun
Angels closer won't feel pressure cooker ... unless he gets the call

Texas' Rods hail Ripken
In the combined total of 13 All-Star Games that Alex and Ivan Rodriguez have played in, there has been a common denominator in every Midsummer Classic.

Dodgers' Park keeps breaking barriers
Moises Alou may become a free agent at the end of this season. Interestingly, his father, Felipe, is also something of a free agent.

Valentine and Floyd make nice
Baseball's latest soap opera, "Days of Our All-Star Lives" -- starring Bobby Valentine and Cliff Floyd -- is being canceled.

Something in Seattle: Piazza-Clemens III
Clemens-Piazza III will take place in the second inning of Tuesday night's All-Star Game, nine months and 3,000 miles away from their bizarre meeting in Game 2 of the World Series.

Sosa an All-Star and all smiles in Seattle
Isn't there a State of Washington statute somewhere that prevents this much elation accumulating around one person?

Alou may seek family reunion
Moises Alou may become a free agent at the end of this season. Interestingly, his father, Felipe, is also something of a free agent.

All-Star tab makes Morris' recovery truly full
It is one thing to be an All-Star. It is another to be an All-Star just two years after not being able to play at all.

Bauman: Sheets not your typical rookie
The only rookie pitcher on either of the 2001 All-Star rosters will sometimes give you this down-home, good-ole-boy, rube-in-the-city, corn-pone thing.

Giles putting up All-Star numbers, again
After a relatively slow start, the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder is, for the third straight season, putting up statistics that place him in the elite category of National League hitters.

Rocket's advice keyed Schilling's ascent
Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens sat on the dais during today's press conference as the fairly obvious choices to start Tuesday's All-Star Game. But if it hadn't been for a conversation a decade ago, it's doubtful these two powerful right-handers would be meeting under these circumstances.

Dodgers' Park keeps breaking barriers
Life for a young pitcher in the National League can be tough. Learning the tendencies of all those hitters, getting on the same page with your catcher, maintaining focus and strength over the course of a long season.

Reigning NL MVP has All-Star pre-game jitters
Jeff Kent is honored to be the National League's starting second baseman. But he is a little concerned about playing the entire game.

Nevin, All-Star: One more side of the game to experience
Padre third baseman's baseball experiences have run the gamut

Coors Field All-Star Hampton beats the odds
This is more than just a second All-Star invitation for Mike Hampton. It's further proof that he made the right decision and that yes, pitchers can succeed in Coors Field.

Plimpton gets deep on going deep
Author George Plimpton is at ease as he sits behind the stage at an All-Star FanFest event here and talks about his latest undertaking: an anthology he has edited titled "Home Run."

Williams on fast track
Pitching in Double-A as a teenager is no small task. Living up to comparisons to Dwight Gooden can't be easy.

NYC skippers now nice?
If subway muggers start offering moist towelettes to their victims, blame Joe Torre and Bobby Valentine.

Mariners' Cameron selected to All-Star team
And then there were eight. The All-Star Game really is becoming a home game for the Seattle Mariners.

Floyd headed to All-Star game after all
Cliff Floyd is an All-Star after all, by way of a pain in Rick Reed's neck.

Jackie Robinson's legacy lives on through family
"You're a Phillies fan," Sharon Robinson said as she sat behind a pile of books she was autographing Sunday afternoon at the All-Star Game FanFest.

You've got mail ... in the dugout
Fans, family e-mail Futures players

Hall earns Futures Game MVP honors
D-Rays prospect's homer, two runs power Team USA

Stars come out early in Seattle
Legends softball game an all-around treat

Rays prospect leads U.S. to victory in Futures Game
The theme of the day was the future, and if you asked any of the 50 minor league players who participated in Sunday's All-Stars Futures Game, they can't wait to do this all over again -- at the highest level.

Futures Game Notebook
Bright Futures for Braves prospect

MLB Road Show brings fun to fans
Street: Torre too loyal to own
Goldman: I'm pro-Joe; deal with it

Players' All-Star picks - July 4, 2001
MLB.com asked Major League players who they would choose to play in the All-Star Game if they were to vote. Here are some fo their picks. More>>

All-Star Game starters announced - July 2, 2001
MLB.com asked Major League players who they would choose to play in the All-Star Game if they were to vote. Here are some fo their picks. More>>

Minnie ready to lead World Team at Futures Game - July 3, 2001
Minnie Minoso, the only man to ever play professional baseball in six separate decades, is ready to make a comeback -- well, sort of. More>>

Bauman: Fans speak, justice prevails - July 2, 2001
For all the fears voiced about balloting for the 2001 All-Star Game, the results are victories for common sense and good judgment, says MLB.com's Mike Bauman. More>>

Jim Street on the AL voting
Ian Browne dissects NL voting
Official MLB release
Final All-Star balloting results

Visit your All-Star HQ - July 3, 2001
Can't make it to Seattle? Don't miss official All-Star merchandise that's available in our online store and auction area. More>>

MLB Int'l broadcasts ASG to the world - July 1, 2001
He may have been speaking by telephone, but you could still see the excitement in Russell Gabay's eyes as he discussed Major League Baseball International's plan for televising the All-Star Game in Seattle. More>>

National Anthem singers announced - June 28, 2001
Interscope recording artist Mya will perform the United States National Anthem and Grammy and Juno Award-winning artist Diana Krall will sing the Canadian National Anthem prior to the 72nd All-Star Game, July 10 at SAFECO Field in Seattle. More >>
Honorary AL and NL captains named - June 26, 2001
Kirby Puckett will serve as the Honorary Captain for the American League All-Star Team and Ralph Branca and Bobby Thomson will be Co-Honorary Captains for the National League Team at the 72nd All-Star Game. More >>
Bonds, Sosa, Walker lead NL OF balloting - June 26, 2001
Outfielder Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants holds a slight lead over Catcher Mike Piazza of the New York Mets in the race for the National League's top vote-getter for the 72nd All-Star Game.More >>
Bruce Bochte and the 1979 All-Star Game - Part 3 - June 26, 2001
For the second time in Mariners history, Seattle will host the Midsummer Classic. In a four-part series, MLB.com will look back at the Emerald City's first All-Star Game -- July 17, 1979 at the Kingdome. More >>
Bell takes 3B lead in close race - June 25, 2001
David Bell of the Seattle Mariners has taken a narrow lead over Anaheim's Troy Glaus and Baltimore's Cal Ripken Jr. in the race for American League starting third baseman for the 72nd All-Star Game.More >>
Radioshack All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game - June 25, 2001
Former Seattle Mariner stars Alvin Davis and Harold Reynolds, as well as Seattle natives Jim Caviezel ("Frequency") and Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam), will headline the participants in the 2001 RadioShack All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. More >>
Click the vote - June 25, 2001
As voting for the 72nd All-Star Game heads into the homestretch, the competition for top online vote-getter is heating up. And the race at several positions remains too close to call. More >>
Seattle and the 50th All-Star Game - Part 2 - June 19, 2001
In a four-part series, MLB.com will look back at the Emerald City's first All-Star Game -- July 17, 1979 at the Kingdome. More >>
All-Star Futures Game rosters announced - June 18, 2001
The RadioShack All-Star Futures Game will feature the top U.S. and international Minor League prospects competing against each other as part of RadioShack All-Star Sunday, July 8 at SAFECO Field in Seattle. The game will begin at 2:30 p.m. (PDT) and will be televised live on ESPN2. More >>
Digital divide? - June 13, 2001
Old favorites like Mark McGwire are leading in All-Star balloting, but MLB.com's Jim Street notes that younger stars like Todd Helton (left) are faring better in online balloting. More >>
Coaches named for All-Star Game - June 13, 2001
All-Star managers Bobby Valentine and Joe Torre have made their decisions on who will serve as their coaches. More >>
Chipper Jones leads NL 3B - NL Results - June 12, 2001
Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves continues to lead all National League third basemen in balloting results for the 72nd All-Star Game.More >>
Seattle and the 50th All-Star Game - Part 1 - June 12, 2001
In July, Seattle will host its second Midsummer Classic. In a four-part series, MLB.com will look back at the Emerald City's first All-Star Game -- July 17, 1979 at the Kingdome. More >>
Olerud leads AL 1B balloting - AL Results - June 11, 2001
John Olerud of the Seattle Mariners has passed Toronto's Carlos Delgado to lead all American League first baseman in balloting results for the 72nd All-Star Game.More >>
Aurilia takes over NL lead at SS - NL Results - June 5, 2001
Rich Aurilia of the San Francisco Giants moved into first place in the race to determine the National League starting shortstop for the 72nd All-Star Game, to be played Tuesday, July 10 at SAFECO Field. More >>
Ichiro leads AL outfielders - AL Results - June 4, 2001
Rookie Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners leads all American League outfielders in balloting results for the 72nd All-Star Game, to be played Tuesday, July 10 at SAFECO Field, it was announced today. More >>
Piazza leads NL All-Star balloting - NL Results - May 30, 2001
San Francisco's Barry Bonds and Mike Piazza of the New York Mets, two elected starters who missed last year's All-Star Game because of injury, are the leading National League vote-getters in the early All-Star balloting released Wednesday for the 72nd All-Star Game. More >>
Pudge takes lead in AL voting - AL Results - May 29, 2001
Ivan Rodriguez of the Texas Rangers leads the American League in early balloting results for the 72nd All-Star Game, to be played Tuesday, July 10 at SAFECO Field. More >>
Updated All-Star ticket information - May 22, 2001
Tickets to the 72nd All-Star Game sold out in 40 minutes. However, you can still purchase tickets for other All-Star Week events including the RadioShack All-Star Sunday (July 8) and the Claritin All-Star Workout Day featuring the Century 21 Home Run Derby (July 9). More >>
Balloting announcement schedule - May 17, 2001
Official fan balloting updates for the 72nd All-Star Game, to be played Tuesday, July 10th in Seattle, will be announced beginning with the American League on Tuesday, May 29th. See the complete schedule. More >>
Online ballot kicks off 6th year - May 2, 2001
It may be the most important vote you cast this year -- and it could hardly be any easier to get involved in this democratic process. For the sixth consecutive year, fans can vote online for the starters in the 2001 All-Star Game. More >>
Having a ball - May 1, 2001
The 2001 All-Star Game ceremonial first pitch ball to is in the midst of a world tour. MLB.com senior writer Jonathan Mayo had a chance to speak with it. More >>
2001 MLB All-Star Game fantasy camp - April 27, 2001
Major League Baseball, in partnership with Dream Week Inc., will offer baseball fans the chance be a part of the 2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Week in Seattle by participating in the four-day 2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Fantasy Camp. More >>
International ballot spreads goodwill - April 25, 2001
Over the past few years, Major League Baseball has made a very concerted effort to make baseball the international pastime. More >>
2001 All-Star Game race car - April 20, 2001
Major League Baseball will bring the excitement of the 2001 All-Star Game to the NASCAR racing circuit with a specially-designed car driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. More >>

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