MLB All-Star Game 2012: The 50 Most Memorable Moments in All-Star Game History

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MLB All-Star Game 2012: The 50 Most Memorable Moments in All-Star Game History
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On Tuesday, the 83rd edition of the MLB All-Star Game will take place in Kansas City.

Almost exactly 80 years ago, Chicago Tribune sports editor Arch Ward came up with the idea of putting together stars from both the American and National Leagues, pitting them against each other in an exhibition game.

The game was originally intended to be a one-time event, to coincide with the World's Fair held in Chicago that year. However, 80 years later, the game serves as the oldest and longest-running All-Star game of any major North American professional sport.

Baseball's biggest and brightest stars have come together every summer since 1933 to show off their skills on the grandest of stages. While the results and highlights aren't scintillating every year, there have nonetheless been some memorable plays and events in the game's history.

Here are 50 of the greatest and most memorable moments in MLB All-Star Game history.

 

Note: This presentation will reference excerpts from an article written by myself in July 2011.

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