Baseball's All-Star Game has many quirks to its credit. The so-called Midsummer Classic actually takes place near the start of summer, which begins only three weeks prior in late June. And despite some pegging it as the midway point of the regular season, most teams will have already played about 60 percent of their schedule.
And then there are the painstakingly designed uniforms produced for the All-Star Game each year, only to see players take the field for the actual game clad in their respective boring team duds. Arguably, the best thing about the monotonous Home Run Derby consists in getting to see players wearing the unique AL and NL jerseys designed for that year.
Of course, as with alternate jerseys, spring training uniforms and batting practice gear, the goal is to sell more MLB-licensed product. But in the past 15 years, some of the uniform designs have distinguished themselves as stylish, elegant tributes to the host city. These five designs, listed chronologically, comprise the coolest All-Star jerseys from the millennium so far.