2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 72nd 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 10, 2001 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington, home of the Seattle Mariners of the American League. The American League defeated the National League, 41. This was Cal Ripken Jr.'s 19th and final All-Star Game. It was also the final All-Star Game for San Diego Padres right fielder Tony Gwynn.

2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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DateJuly 10, 2001
VenueSafeco Field
CitySeattle, Washington
MVPCal Ripken Jr. (BAL)
Ceremonial first pitchLuis Aparicio, Orlando Cepeda, Ferguson Jenkins, Juan Marichal and Tony Pérez
TelevisionFox (United States)
MLB International (International)
TV announcersJoe Buck and Tim McCarver (Fox)
Gary Thorne and Ken Singleton (MLB International)
Radio announcersCharley Steiner and Dave Campbell


American League

PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PRoger ClemensYankees8
CIvan RodriguezRangers10
1BJohn OlerudMariners2
2BBret BooneMariners2
3BAlex Rodriguez[c]Rangers5
SSCal Ripken Jr.[c]Orioles19
OFManny RamírezRed Sox5
OFIchiro SuzukiMariners1
OFJuan GonzalezIndians3
DHEdgar MartinezMariners6
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PFreddy GarciaMariners1
PJoe MaysTwins1
PJeff Nelson [b]Mariners1
PEric MiltonTwins1
PTroy PercivalAngels4
PMariano Rivera[a]Yankees4
PKazuhiro SasakiMariners1
PAndy PettitteYankees2
PPaul QuantrillBlue Jays1
PMike StantonYankees1
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CJorge PosadaYankees2
1BTony ClarkTigers1
1BJason GiambiAthletics2
1BMike SweeneyRoyals1
2BRoberto AlomarIndians12
3BTroy GlausAngels2
SSDerek JeterYankees4
SSCristian GuzmanTwins1
OFMagglio OrdonezWhite Sox3
OFBernie WilliamsYankees5
OFGreg Vaughn[a]Devil Rays4
OFMike Cameron [b]Mariners1

National League

PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PRandy JohnsonDiamondbacks8
CMike PiazzaMets9
1BTodd HeltonRockies2
2BJeff KentGiants3
3BChipper JonesBraves5
SSRich AuriliaGiants1
OFBarry BondsGiants10
OFLuis GonzalezDiamondbacks2
OFSammy SosaCubs5
DHLarry WalkerRockies5
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PJohn BurkettBraves2
PMike HamptonRockies2
PJon LieberCubs1
PMatt MorrisCardinals1
PChan Ho ParkDodgers1
PRick Reed[a]Mets2
PCurt SchillingDiamondbacks4
PJeff ShawDodgers2
PBen SheetsBrewers1
PBilly WagnerAstros2
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CCharles JohnsonMarlins2
1BRyan KleskoPadres1
1BSean CaseyReds2
3BAlbert PujolsCardinals1
3BPhil NevinPadres1
SSJimmy RollinsPhillies1
OFMoises AlouAstros4
OFLance BerkmanAstros1
OFCliff Floyd[b]Marlins1
OFBrian GilesPirates2
OFVladimir GuerreroExpos3


  • a Player declined or was unable to play
  • b Player replaced vacant spot on roster
  • c Player changed starting position[1]



Home PlateDana DeMuth
First BaseDale Scott
Second BaseJim Joyce
Third BaseJerry Layne
Left FieldRon Kulpa
Right FieldTony Randazzo

Starting lineups

National LeagueAmerican League
1Luis GonzalezDiamondbacksCF1Ichiro SuzukiMarinersCF
2Todd HeltonRockies1B2Alex RodriguezRangers3B-SS
3Barry BondsGiantsLF3Manny RamírezRed SoxLF
4Sammy SosaCubsRF4Bret BooneMariners2B
5Larry WalkerRockiesDH5Juan GonzálezIndiansRF
6Mike PiazzaMetsC6John OlerudMariners1B
7Chipper JonesBraves3B7Edgar MartínezMarinersDH
8Jeff KentGiants2B8Cal Ripken Jr.OriolesSS-3B
9Rich AuriliaGiantsSS9Iván RodríguezRangersC
Randy JohnsonDiamondbacksPRoger ClemensYankeesP

Game summary

Tuesday, July 10, 2001 5:35 pm (PDT) at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington
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WP: Freddy García (1-0)   LP: Chan Ho Park (0-1)   Sv: Kazuhiro Sasaki (1)
Home runs:
NL: None
AL: Cal Ripken Jr. (1), Magglio Ordóñez (1), Derek Jeter (1)

Before the start of the first inning, Alex Rodriguez voluntarily elected to switch to third base to allow Cal Ripken Jr. to play at the shortstop position one final time at the All-Star Game, which the crowd gave a standing ovation.[1] The move allowed Ripken to set the record for most MLB All-Star appearances at shortstop (15). Seattle's own Ichiro Suzuki gave his hometown fans something to cheer for early, when in the first, he singled off starter (and former Mariner) Randy Johnson, and then stole second. Johnson stranded him at second to hold the AL scoreless in the first inning. Ripken followed this with a home run in the third inning, which also got a standing ovation, to put the AL up 10.

The AL scored one more run in the fifth when Iván Rodríguez singled home Jason Giambi to make it 20. Ryan Klesko hit a sacrifice fly to cut the lead to one in the sixth, scoring Jeff Kent from third. In the sixth, with the score 21, Derek Jeter and Magglio Ordóñez hit back to back home runs off Jon Lieber to extend the AL's lead to 41.

That ended the scoring for the night. Mariner closer Kazuhiro Sasaki retired the side in order in the ninth to secure the win for the AL. Cal Ripken was awarded the game's MVP, becoming the fourth player ever—and first from the American League—to win two All-Star Game MVP awards.

Home Run Derby

Safeco Field, Seattle—N.L. 41, A.L. 25
PlayerTeamRound 1SemisFinalsTotals
Luis Gonzalez Diamondbacks55616
Sammy Sosa Cubs38213
Jason Giambi A's14620
Barry Bonds Giants7310
Bret Boone Mariners33
Todd Helton Rockies22
Alex Rodriguez Rangers22
Troy Glaus Angels00
Semifinals Finals
1 Jason Giambi 6
4 Sammy Sosa 8
4 Sammy Sosa 2
3 Luis Gonzalez 6
2 Barry Bonds 3
3 Luis Gonzalez 5


Footnotes and references

  1. 2001 ASG: Ripken moves to short, archived from the original on December 15, 2021, retrieved July 8, 2021
  2. Mccarron, Anthony (July 14, 2008). "Alex Rodriguez fondly recalls 2001 All-Star tribute to Cal Ripken Jr". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on August 9, 2008. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
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