Written by Maury Brown
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 21:54
Phoenix - The All-Star Game isn't over, but here's some in-game tidbits to consider.
Tidbits from the All-Star Game:
- Roy Halladay pitched 2 perfect innings with one K. He is the first pitcher to do so since Roger Clemens did so in the 2001 All-Star Game.
- Adrian Gonzalez’ home run in the top of the 4th ended a 29 inning homer drought in the All-Star Game
- The last home run hit prior to A-Gon’s was the 7th inning of the 2008 All-Star Game from Yankee Stadium (the game that went 15-innings). Who hit the home run? The Red Sox’ J.D. Drew.
- The three-run homer by Prince Fielder in the fourth inning was the first ever home run in an All-Star Game by a Brewer.
- With that home run, only the AZ Diamondbacks have never had a player hit a home run in the All-Star Game.
- Celebrities in attendance at the 2011 All-Star Game here in Phoenix? Muhammed Ali, Justin Timberlake, and Larry Fitzgerald, to name a few
- If the game holds (and we're in the 8th with the NL up 4-1), Tyler Clippard of the Washington Nationals is in line for the win. Take that all in.
Maury Brown will be reporting till Weds from the All-Star Game festivities
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