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2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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2011 MLB All-Star Game
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American League
National League
Date July 12, 2011
Venue Chase Field
City Phoenix, Arizona
Managers American LeagueRon Washington (Rangers)
National LeagueBruce Bochy (Giants)
Attendance
First pitch
Television Fox
TV announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver
Radio ESPN
Radio announcers Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton
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The 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is going to be the 82nd in-season exhibition game between the All-Stars of the National League (NL) and the American League (AL); the leagues composing Major League Baseball. The event will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, home of the National League Arizona Diamondbacks. It is going to be the first MLB All-Star Game to be held in Arizona and the first in a National League Park to have a designated hitter.

With a combination of injuries and rule enforcements, a record 84 players have been named to the All-Star rosters. This broke the record of 82 players that were on rosters for the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.[citation needed]

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[edit] Game summary

July 12, 2011 5:50 p.m. (MST)
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

[edit] Starting lineups

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Curtis Granderson Yankees CF 1 Rickie Weeks Brewers 2B
2 Asdrúbal Cabrera Indians SS 2 Carlos Beltrán Mets DH
3 Adrián González Red Sox 1B 3 Matt Kemp Dodgers CF
4 José Bautista Blue Jays RF 4 Prince Fielder Brewers 1B
5 Josh Hamilton Rangers LF 5 Brian McCann Braves C
6 Adrián Beltré Rangers 3B 6 Lance Berkman Cardinals RF
7 David Ortiz Red Sox DH 7 Matt Holliday Cardinals LF
8 Robinson Canó Yankees 2B 8 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies SS
9 Alex Avila Tigers C 9 Scott Rolen Reds 3B
Jered Weaver Angels P Roy Halladay Phillies P

[edit] Immigration controversy

Some had suggested that Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig should move the game because of the controversial SB1070 anti-illegal immigration bill passed by the Arizona legislature and signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer.[1][2] Others considered asking club owners, sponsors and even players to boycott the All-Star game if the law was implemented and the game remained in Phoenix.[3] However on May 13, 2010, Selig announced that the game would stay at Chase Field in Phoenix as planned.[4]

[edit] Final roster spot

After the rosters were revealed, a second ballot of five players per league was created for the All-Star Final Vote to determine the 34th and final player of each roster, with online balloting conducted from Sunday afternoon, July 3, through Thursday afternoon, July 7. The winners of the final vote were Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox (AL) and Shane Victorino of the Philadelphia Phillies (NL).[5]

Player Team Pos. Player Team Pos
American League National League
Alex Gordon KC OF Andre Ethier LAD OF
Adam Jones BAL OF Todd Helton COL 1B
Paul Konerko CWS 1B Ian Kennedy ARI P
Víctor Martínez DET C Michael Morse WAS 1B
Ben Zobrist TB 2B Shane Victorino PHI OF

[edit] Rosters

[edit] American League

Elected starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Alex Avila Tigers 1
1B Adrian Gonzalez Red Sox 4
2B Robinson Canó Yankees 3
3B Alex Rodriguez# Yankees 14
SS Derek Jeter# Yankees 12
OF José Bautista Blue Jays 2
OF Curtis Granderson Yankees 2
OF Josh Hamilton Rangers 4
DH David Ortiz Red Sox 7
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Russell Martin Yankees 3
C Matt Wieters Orioles 1
1B Miguel Cabrera Tigers 6
1B Paul Konerko White Sox 5
2B Howard Kendrick Angels 1
3B Adrián Beltré Rangers 2
3B Kevin Youkilis[A] Red Sox 3
SS Asdrúbal Cabrera Indians 1
SS Jhonny Peralta[B] Tigers 1
OF Michael Cuddyer Twins 1
OF Jacoby Ellsbury Red Sox 1
OF Matt Joyce Rays 1
OF Carlos Quentin White Sox 2
DH Michael Young Rangers 7
Pitchers
Player Team All-Star Games
Josh Beckett Red Sox 3
Aaron Crow Royals 1
Gio Gonzalez Athletics 1
Félix Hernández# Mariners 2
Brandon League Mariners 1
Jon Lester#[C] Red Sox 2
Alexi Ogando[D] Rangers 1
Chris Perez Indians 1
Michael Pineda[E] Mariners 1
David Price# Rays 2
Mariano Rivera# Yankees 12
David Robertson[F] Yankees 1
Ricky Romero[G] Blue Jays 1
CC Sabathia#[H] Yankees 5
James Shields# Rays 1
José Valverde Tigers 3
Justin Verlander# Tigers 4
Jordan Walden[I] Angels 1
Jered Weaver Angels 2
C. J. Wilson Rangers 1

[edit] National League

Elected starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Brian McCann Braves 6
1B Prince Fielder Brewers 3
2B Rickie Weeks Brewers 1
3B Plácido Polanco# Phillies 2
SS José Reyes# Mets 4
OF Lance Berkman Cardinals 6
OF Ryan Braun# Brewers 4
OF Matt Kemp Dodgers 1
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Yadier Molina Cardinals 3
C Miguel Montero[J] Diamondbacks 1
1B Gaby Sanchez Marlins 1
1B Joey Votto Reds 2
2B Brandon Phillips Reds 2
3B Chipper Jones# Braves 7
3B Scott Rolen[K] Reds 7
3B Pablo Sandoval[L] Giants 1
SS Starlin Castro Cubs 1
SS Troy Tulowitzki Rockies 2
OF Carlos Beltrán Mets 6
OF Jay Bruce Reds 1
OF Andre Ethier[M] Dodgers 2
OF Matt Holliday Cardinals 5
OF Andrew McCutchen[N] Pirates 1
OF Hunter Pence Astros 2
OF Justin Upton Diamondbacks 2
OF Shane Victorino# Phillies 2
Pitchers
Player Team All-Star Games
Heath Bell Padres 3
Matt Cain# Giants 2
Tyler Clippard Nationals 1
Kevin Correia[O] Pirates 1
Roy Halladay Phillies 8
Cole Hamels# Phillies 2
Joel Hanrahan Pirates 1
Jair Jurrjens Braves 1
Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 1
Craig Kimbrel[P] Braves 1
Cliff Lee Phillies 3
Tim Lincecum Giants 4
Jonny Venters Braves 1
Ryan Vogelsong Giants 1
Brian Wilson Giants 3
  1. ^ Kevin Youkilis replaced Alex Rodriguez on the roster due to injury.
  2. ^ Jhonny Peralta replaced Derek Jeter on the roster due to injury.
  3. ^ Jon Lester replaced Felix Hernandez on the roster due to Hernandez’s ineligibility to pitch.
  4. ^ Alexi Ogando replaced CC Sabathia on the roster due to Sabathia’s ineligibility to pitch.
  5. ^ Michael Pineda replaced Justin Verlander on the roster due to Verlander’s ineligibility to pitch.
  6. ^ David Robertson replaced David Price on the roster due to injury.
  7. ^ Ricky Romero replaced Jon Lester on the roster due to injury.
  8. ^ CC Sabathia replaced James Shields on the roster due to Shields’ ineligibility to pitch.
  9. ^ Jordan Walden replaced Mariano Rivera on the roster due to injury.
  10. ^ Miguel Montero replaced Placido Polanco on the roster due to injury.
  11. ^ Scott Rolen replaced Chipper Jones on the roster due to injury.
  12. ^ Pablo Sandoval replaced Jose Reyes on the roster due to injury.
  13. ^ Andre Ethier replaced Shane Victorino on the roster due to injury.
  14. ^ Andrew McCutchen replaced Ryan Braun on the roster due to injury.
  15. ^ Kevin Correia replaced Cole Hamels on the roster due to Hamels’ ineligibility to pitch.
  16. ^ Craig Kimbrel replaced Matt Cain on the roster due to Cain’s ineligibility to pitch.
#: Indicates player would not play (replaced as per reference notes above).
†: Indicates player was designated as his team’s closer.
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