There have been 177 home runs in the history of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. Last year, there were a pair of homers hit, both in the fourth inning: Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez connected off Cliff Lee for the American League, and the Brewers Prince Fielder, who was later named the game’s MVP, hit a three-run home run off C.J. Wilson. These were the first HRs in the All-Star Game since 2008, ending a two-year drought of four-baggers
Another significant aspect of Fielder’s home run was that it was the first home run by the Brewers franchise in All-Star Game history. (Note: Four members of the Milwaukee Braves homered in the All-Star Game, but that was as part of the current Atlanta Braves franchise.) Gonzalez’ home run was the 18th HR for a Red Sox player in the All-Star Game, most for any team in the game’s history.
Following are the number of All-Star Game home runs by each of the 30 current MLB franchises.
13: St. Louis
11: L.A. Dodgers, Cincinnati, San Francisco, N.Y. Yankees
7: Baltimore, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland
4: L.A. Angels, Kansas City, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Seattle, Texas
2: Chicago White Sox, Colorado, Miami, Houston, N.Y. Mets
1: Milwaukee, San Diego, Tampa Bay, Toronto
Fielder’s home run ended the long wait for a Brewers-franchise player to hit a home run in the All-Star Game. That leaves Arizona as the lone franchise without an All-Star Game homer.
Following is a look at the last home run hit by a representative of each franchise in the All-Star Game.
Team, Year, Player
Boston, 2011, Adrian Gonzalez
Milwaukee, 2011, Prince Fielder
Colorado, 2008, Matt Holiday
Chicago Cubs, 2007, Alfonso Soriano
Cleveland, 2007, Victor Martinez
Seattle, 2007, Ichiro Suzuki
Tampa Bay, 2007, Carl Crawford
L.A. Angels, 2006, Vladimir Guerrero
N.Y. Mets, 2006, David Wright
Atlanta, 2005, Andruw Jones
Baltimore, 2005, Miguel Tejada
Texas, 2005, Mark Teixeira
N.Y. Yankees, 2003, Jason Giambi
San Francisco, 2002, Barry Bonds
Chicago White Sox, 2001, Magglio Ordonez
L.A. Dodgers, 1996, Mike Piazza
San Diego, 1996, Ken Caminiti
Houston, 1995, Craig Biggio
Miami, 1995, Jeff Conine
Washington, 1994, Marquis Grissom
Minnesota, 1993, Kirby Puckett
Toronto, 1993, Roberto Alomar
Kansas City, 1989, Bo Jackson
Oakland, 1988, Terry Steinbach
Detroit, 1986, Lou Whitaker
Cincinnati, 1982, Davey Concepcion
Philadelphia, 1981, Mike Schmidt
Pittsburgh, 1981, Dave Parker
St. Louis, 1974, Reggie Smith
Here’s a few quick stats on the 177 All-Star Game home runs:
* The A.L. leads the home run race over the N.L., 94-83.
* Stan Musial has the most ASG home runs with six. He is followed by Ted Williams and Fred Lynn with four each.
* The most All-Star Game home runs have been hit at Tiger Stadium with 15. Second on the list is Cleveland Stadium with 12.
* The most HRs have been hit in the third inning, 24.
* Most home runs in an All-Star Game has been six. That has happened in three games.