The American League team was led by hurler Alberto Campos who hit double digits by making his 10th All-Star appearance. New Britain had the most AL All-Stars with 6, and 13 different teams were represented. 8 players on the AL squad were first time All-Stars.
The NL team had a core of familiar faces, including Buffalo's Jeremy Randall making an incredible 11th All-Star appearance at age 33. Teammates Jimmie Soto, who hit double digits himself, making his 10th All-Star team, and David Silva, making his 9th appearance, were other notables. Honolulu slugger J.C. Ganzel made his 8th All-Star team. It was Las Vegas, however, who ended up with the most NL All-Stars with 5, with 14 teams having players make the squad. There were 9 first time All-Stars on the NL team.
The festivities started with the Home Run Derby, which the aforementioned J.C. Ganzel ended up winning with 36 total Home Runs. The All-Star game itself was a blowout for the NL, as they defeated the AL 13-5, led by a 3 for 3 2 HR 4 RBI performance from MVP Albert Valenzuela of Buffalo, sealing the fact that every Buffalo All-Star got an individual mention in the recap.
Here are the complete rosters, congrats to those owners who had players make the team!
AMERICAN LEAGUE ALL-STARS
|C||Richard Tateyama||New Britain||2nd|
|2B||Ken Ingram||New Britain||2nd|
|SS||Delino Santana||Little Rock||6th|
|LF||Geraldo Perez||New Britain||5th|
|RF||Luis Guerrero||New Britain||3rd|
|DH||Bernie Jackson||New York||4th|
|P||Valerio Baez||New Britain||5th|
|SS||Banana Bergeron||New Britain||2nd|
AL ALL-STARS BY TEAM
NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STARS
|SS||Shaggy Keefe||Las Vegas||4th|
|P||Nicholas Gil||Las Vegas||1st|
|P||Orlando Ortiz||Las Vegas||2nd|
|P||Tony Tavarez||Oklahoma City||4th|
|P||Geronimo Moraga||Las Vegas||1st|
|C||Mike Russell||St. Louis||2nd|
|1B||Brett Leach||Las Vegas||3rd|
NL ALL-STARS BY TEAM