In comparison to other All-Star Games, baseball’s Midsummer Classic is probably the most genuinely contested, with the exception of what happened in the 2002 season, of course (we’ll cover that in this list). As with any other aspect of baseball history, the All-Star Game does have its share of great memorable moments that every big baseball fan remembers fondly. Some of the moments featured in this list are hilarious, while others are simply spectacular. The game itself is also a great representation of the evolution of baseball, as the All-Star Game has seen it’s share of changes over the years. As we present to you the most memorable MLB All-Star Game moments, it will be blatantly obvious that seeing the game’s best players go head-to-head isn’t something to be taken for granted, especially given how entertaining the baseball All-Star Game can be when compared to other sports.
11. Winning Team Gets Home Field (2003)
The 2002 All-Star Game at Miller Park in Milwaukee ended in a tie! That’s right, no winner was determined, mostly because neither league’s manager wanted to risk having all-star pitchers get hurt by pushing themselves into extra innings. To ensure fans that there would always be a winner in future Midsummer Classics, commissioner Bud Selig (pictured below) announced that the next season, the league that won the All-Star Game would get home field in the World Series. The American League won in 2003, and The New York Yankees would get that advantage over the Florida Marlins that fall. But as it turns out, the underdog Marlins actually took home the title. That said, there hasn’t been a tie in the All-Star Game since.