2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 71st playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 11, 2000 at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia, home of the Atlanta Braves of the National League.

2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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DateJuly 11, 2000
VenueTurner Field
CityAtlanta, Georgia
MVPDerek Jeter (NYY)
Ceremonial first pitchHank Aaron
TelevisionNBC (United States)
MLB International (International)
TV announcersBob Costas and Joe Morgan (NBC)
Gary Thorne and Ken Singleton (MLB International)
Radio announcersCharley Steiner and Dave Campbell

The Florida Marlins were originally awarded the 2000 All-Star Game in July 1995, but due to concerns over the chronically low attendance figures at Pro Player Stadium and the long-term viability of the South Florida market, National League president Len Coleman revoked the game from Miami in December 1998. The Marlins finally got to host the All-Star Game for the first time, 17 years later.

Coleman announced Atlanta would be the replacement host of the game, giving the Braves the chance to host their first All-Star Game since 1972. Turner Field, which opened in 1997 played a factor in Coleman's decision to award the game to Atlanta, citing Major League Baseball's desire to have the All-Star Game played in newer venues as a way to showcase the ballparks.

The 2000 All-Star Game was one of the few occurrences in which the manager of the host team also managed the home team of the game, in this case, the National League (Bobby Cox had led the Braves to the World Series the previous year earning the right to manage the National League).

The result of the game was the American League defeating the National League by a score of 63. The game is remembered for Chipper Jones' home run off James Baldwin. This was also the last MLB All-Star Game that was broadcast on NBC. Brandy sang "The Star-Spangled Banner", while Canadian singer Chantal Kreviazuk sang "O Canada".


Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.



Home PlateMike Reilly
First BaseMark Hirschbeck
Second BaseWally Bell
Third BasePaul Schrieber
Left FieldBrian O'Nora
Right FieldLaz Díaz

Starting lineups

American LeagueNational League
1Roberto AlomarIndians2B1Barry LarkinRedsSS
2Derek JeterYankeesSS2Chipper JonesBraves3B
3Bernie WilliamsYankeesCF3Vladimir GuerreroExposLF
4Jason GiambiAthletics1B4Sammy SosaCubsRF
5Carl EverettRed SoxLF5Jeff KentGiants2B
6Iván RodríguezRangersC6Andrés GalarragaBraves1B
7Jermaine DyeRoyalsRF7Jim EdmondsCardinalsCF
8Travis FrymanIndians3B8Jason KendallPiratesC
9David WellsBlue JaysP9Randy JohnsonDiamondbacksP

Game summary

Tuesday, July 11, 2000 8:35 pm (EDT) at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia
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WP: James Baldwin (1-0)   LP: Al Leiter (0-1)
Home runs:
AL: None
NL: Chipper Jones (1)

Home Run Derby

Turner Field, Atlanta—N.L. 41, A.L. 21
PlayerTeamRound 1SemisFinalsTotal
Sammy SosaChicago (N)611926
Ken Griffey Jr.Cincinnati63211
Carl EverettBoston6612
Carlos DelgadoToronto516
Edgar MartínezSeattle22
Chipper JonesAtlanta22
Vladimir GuerreroMontreal22
Iván RodríguezTexas11
Semifinals Finals
1 Ken Griffey Jr. 3
4 Carlos Delgado 1
1 Ken Griffey Jr. 2
3 Sammy Sosa 9
2 Carl Everett 5
3 Sammy Sosa 11

Footnotes and references

  1. Player declined or was unable to play.
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