This Day In Sports History (July 6th) – 1983 MLB All-Star Game

It was on this day in 1983 that the 54th annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played.  The game took place at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, home of the Chicago White Sox.

This game took place exactly 50 years to the day that the first All-Star Game was held, also at Comiskey Park.  Fred Lynn, center fielder of the California Angels, was named the game’s Most Valuable Player, as he hit the first grand slam in All-Star Game history.  Incredibly, Lynn’s grand slam still remains the only one ever hit at a Midsummer Classic.

The American League would go on to win the game by a score of 13-3, snapping the National League’s 11 game winning streak.  The 13 runs scored by the A.L. were the most ever scored in the Midsummer Classic and has since been matched by the A.L. in 1992 and again in 1998.

Here is Fred Lynn talking about ex-teammate Bill Lee.

Notable Birthdays

Alvin Harper, NFL – Born July 6th 1968 (age 44) in Lake Wales, Florida

Pau Gasol, NBA – Born July 6th 1980 (age 32) in Barcelona, Spain

Nnamdi Asomugha, NFL – Born July 6th 1981 (age 31) in Lafayette, Louisiana

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