2011 MLB All-Star Game: Power Ranking the 7 Craziest Plays in All-Star History

Bill Robbins@bill_kc28Correspondent IJuly 8, 2011

2011 MLB All-Star Game: Power Ranking the 7 Craziest Plays in All-Star History

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    The MLB All-Star Game is known to be a battle of the game's best players from both leagues during each season.

    It has also been known to produce many crazy plays over the years as well.

    From Ted Williams freakish injury in the '50 Midsummer Classic to John Kruk's infamous at-bat against Randy Johnson back in '93, there have been many plays that you just have to see again.

    Here are the craziest plays in MLB All-Star Game history.

7. Ichiro's Inside the Park Home Run (2007)

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    The smile on Ichiro's face in this picture says it all.

    He just circled the bases for an inside-the-park home run off of then-Padres starter Chris Young in the fifth inning.

    It is still the only inside-the-park homer in All-Star game history.

6. Larry Walker Switches Sides Against Randy Johnson in at-Bat (1997)

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    Sometimes, the All-Star game leaves baseball fans with hilarious moments to remember for a long time.

    Larry Walker's matchup against MLB legend Randy Johnson was one of those moments.

    During his at-bat against the Big Unit, Walker switched sides against him and turning his helmet backwards, as if he were very afraid of the big left-hander.

5. Torii Hunter Robs Barry Bonds of Home Run (2002)

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    This play is what the Midsummer Classic is all about: one star making a great catch on a sure-bet home run by another star.

    Hunter glides over to right-center field, before making an amazing leaping grab on All-Time HR King Barry Bonds' home run bid.

    Bonds later picked up Hunter and threw him over his shoulders when they two were switching sides, as a way of showing his respect for this spectacular catch.

4. Reggie Jackson Hits 520-Foot Home Run (1971)

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    All I can say is, wow what a bomb!

    Reggie Jackson's tape measure shot off of Dock Ellis in the '71 All-Star Game was one of the longest home runs in baseball history.

    The unofficial mark was 520-feet, and I think that number might even be underestimated.

3. Pete Rose Runs over Ray Fosse for Game-Winning Run (1970)

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    In one of the most memorable plays in baseball history, Pete Rose comes through.

    The former Reds star crashes into AL catcher Ray Fosse, causing him to lose the ball as Rose scores the game-winning run in a thrilling finish to the 1970 All-Star Game.

    The impact separated Fosse's shoulder and left fans with one of the craziest plays in All-Star game history.

2. Ted Williams Breaks Elbow After Making a Catch(1950)

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    One of the worst moments of the Splendid Splinter's career came in the 1950 Midsummer Classic.

    Williams made a great catch on a ball that was hit by Pittsburgh's Ralph Kiner, and then he went down in pain almost immediately.

    He ended up with a broken elbow in one of the most bizarre plays ever to be seen in All-Star game history.

1. Randy Johnson Throws Pitch over John Kruk's Head(1993)

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    Randy Johnson sent a message to John Kruk in this pitcher, rather he said it to the media or not.

    In the first pitch of their '93 All-Star Game matchup, Johnson throws it way over the former Phillies slugger's head, causing a shocked reaction by Kruk.

    He then made quick work of him, striking Kruk out on three consecutive pitches.