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Historical Significance: 5
Game Quality: 7
Remembrance Factor: 6
Total: 18/30 points
The 1989 All-Star Game featured two-sport superstar Bo Jackson, as well as a 42-year-old Nolan Ryan in the twilight of his career.
Jackson would lead off the bottom of the first inning in spectacular fashion with a home run to deep center field off Rick Reuschel of the San Francisco Giants. The shot by Jackson would be followed up by a home run by Wade Boggs as the AL erased an early 2-0 deficit.
The game spotlight would then pass to the 42-year-old Ryan, whose two shutout innings would help lead the AL to a 5-3 victory. Ryan would secure the victory in what would be his final All-Star appearance.
Jackson would be named MVP and would continue his meteroic rise as a two-sport star and cultural icon. His success would be short-lived, unfortunately, as he suffered a devastating hip injury during a 1990 NFL playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The 1989 All-Star game is remembered today for the brilliance of Jackson and Ryan. The game itself was one of the better and more competitive games during the modern baseball era.