Midsummer Throwbacks: The Best All-Star Games Ever Played

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Midsummer Throwbacks: The Best All-Star Games Ever Played
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Wil the 2013 Midsummer Classic be better than 2012's 8-0 laugher?

The All-Star break has arrived, with Major League Baseball’s Midsummer Classic set for 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday in Queens. Despite Bud Selig’s attempts to make the All-Star game matter, it has lost much of its fan appeal and excitement over the years.

But the game hasn’t always been a dud.

For much of baseball’s illustrious history—well before interleague play came along—players took as much pride in winning the All-Star Game as they did in winning the pennant. Beating the best players from the opposing league carried a sense of pride that doesn’t seem to exist in today’s game.

I’ll save my suggestions for restoring glory to the Midsummer Classic for another article. For now, let’s look back at the 10 best All-Star Games in MLB history.

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