The MLB All-Star game takes place tonight from Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City beginning at 6:30. While baseball fans of the summer classic will have their eyes glued right here on FOX 9, we thought it might be fun to take a stroll down memory lane and take a look back at some historic memories in All-Star history from a Minnesota Twins perspective.
1971- Tiger Stadium- Detroit
Harmon Killebrew belted a two run homer off of Fergie Jenkins in the sixth inning in the American League's 6-4 win over the National League at Tiger Stadium in Detroit.
1988- Riverfront Stadium- Cincinnati
Following their first World Series championship Tom Kelly picked up his first of two opportunities in his career to manage the American League squad. Frank Viola, Gary Gaetti, Tim Laudner, Kirby Pucket, Jeff Reardon and Frank Viola represented the Twins in the game.
Viola got the start and pitched two hitless innings earning the victory as the A.L defeated the N.L 2-1.
1992- Jack Murphy Stadium – San Diego
Kelly picked up his second win as manager in the A.L.'s 13-6 win at Jack Murphy Stadium. Kirby Puckett was named as a starter for the A.L in left field. He was joined by fellow Twins Chuck Knoblauch and Rick Aguilera.
Puckett went 1-for-3 while Knoblauch went 0-for-1. Aguilera pitched 2/3 of an inning allowing one hit and an earned run.
1993- Oriole Park at Camden Yards- Baltimore
Puckett stole the show and won MVP honors going 2-for-3 with a big second inning homerun off of Terry Mulholland. He later doubled in another run in the A.L.'s 9-3 win over the N.L. Rick Aguilera pitched an inning without allowing a run.
2007- AT&T Park – San Francisco
The Twins were represented by Torri Hunter, Justin Morneau and Johan Santana. Although Hunter and Morneau's bats were kept silent it was Hunter robbing Barry Bonds of a homerun that stole the show.