The first MLB All-Star Game was played at Comiskey Park in Chicago on July 6, 1933. Babe Ruth hit the first All-Star Game home run, leading the A.L. to a 4-2 win over the N.L.
Here are several MLB All-Star Game records which may peak your interest.
Willie Mays batted .307 in 24 All-Star Game appearances.
Most All-Star Games played: 24 (Three players)
1) Stan Musial
2) Willie Mays
3) Hank Aaron
Most All-Star Game At Bats: 75, Willie Mays
Most All-Star Game Hits: 23, Willie Mays (.307 All-Star Game batting average)
Highest All-Star Game career Batting Average (minimum, 5 games): .500, Charlie Gehringer (10 for 20)
Most All-Star Game Runs Scored: 20,Willie Mays
Most All-Star Game Stolen Bases: 6, Willie Mays
Most All-Star Game Home Runs: 6, Stan Musial
Most All-Star Game RBI: 12, Ted Williams
Number of batters who led-off an All-Star Game with a home run: 5
1) Frankie Frisch, N.L., July 10, 1934
2) Lou Boudreau, A.L., July 6, 1942
3) Willie Mays, N.L., July 13, 1965
4) Joe Morgan, N.L., July 19, 1977
5) Bo Jackson, A.L., July 11, 1989
Number of Grand Slams in All-Star Game history: 1, Freddy Lynn, A.L., 1983.
First inside-the-park home run in an All-Star Game: Ichiro Suzuki, 2007.
Most home runs in one All-Star Game: 2, five players
1) Arky Vaughan, N.L., July 8, 1941
2) Ted Williams, A.L., July 6, 1946
3) Al Rosen, A.L., July 13, 1954
4) Willie McCovey, N.L., July 23, 1969
5) Gary Carter, N.L., August 9, 1981
Most All-Star Game Total Bases: 40, Stan Musial and Willie Mays
Best single All-Star Game performance, position player: Ted Williams, July 9, 1946. Williams slugged two home runs, lashed a pair of singles, and drew a walk, for ten total bases.
Only All-Star Game steal of home: Pie Traynor, on the front end of a double-steal with Mel Ott, 1934.
Most career strikeouts in All-Star Games: 17, Mickey Mantle
Most career doubles in All-Star Games: 7, Dave Winfield
Most career triples in All-Star Games: 3, Willie Mays and Brooks Robinson
Most career All-Star Game Bases on Balls: 11, Ted Williams
Most times grounding into double plays, career: 3, Joe DiMaggio and Pete Rose
Most career All-Star Game Wins: 3, Lefty Gomez
Most career All-Star Game Losses: 2, six pitchers
1) Mort Cooper
2) Claude Passeau
3) Whitey Ford
4) Luis Tiant
5) Jim “Catfish” Hunter
6) Dwight Gooden
Most Career All-Star Game Balks, 2, Dwight Gooden
Most All-Star Game Innings Pitched, Career: 19, Don Drysdale
Most All-Star Game Strikeouts: Pitcher, Career: 19 Don Drysdale
Most All-Star Game Innings Pitched, one game: 6, Lefty Gomez, July 8, 1935
Most hits given up in one inning in an All-Star Game: Tom Glavine, 1st inning of 1992 All-Star Game, surrendered seven consecutive hits. Allowed nine hits overall, the most hits given up by one pitcher in an All-Star Game.
Most consecutive strikeouts by a pitcher in one game: 5, Carl Hubbell, A.L., 1934, and Fernando Valenzuela, N.L., 1986.
Most runs allowed in a single All-Star Game: 7, Atlee Hammaker, N.L., 1983. All 7 runs were scored in the 3rd inning.
First player ever selected to an All-Star Game as a write-in candidate by fans: Rico Carty, 1970
First time the Designated Hitter rule was used in an All-Star Game: 1989
Largest Attendance for an All-Star Game: 72,086, Cleveland Municipal Stadium, August 9, 1981 (This game was played on a Sunday, the only time an All-Star Game was played on a weekend.)
Smallest Attendance for an All-Star Game: 25,556, Braves Field, Boston, July 7, 1936
Longest Game By Innings: 15, Anaheim Stadium, July 11, 1967 (N.L. won the game, 2-1)
Shortest Game By Innings: 5, Shibe Park, Philadelphia, July 8, 1952 – Rain. (N.L. won the game, 3-2)
Fewest players used in an All-Star Game, one team: 11, A.L., July 6, 1942
Fewest players used in an All-Star Game, both teams: 27, A.L. (15), N.L. (12), July 6, 1938
Shortest 9-Inning Game, By Time: 1 Hour, 53 Minutes, Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis, July 9, 1940, (N.L. won 4-0).
Number of All-Star Games played: 83, the N.L. has 43 wins, the A.L. has 38 wins, and there have been two ties.
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