Your favorite All Star Game?

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    Your favorite All Star Game?

    My favorite was the 1999 game.

     
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    It was a warm summer's evening in Boston.

     
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    The American League team was led by Yankees' skipper Joe Torre as all 37,187 fans in attendance would proceed to boo several Yankees, including Torre himself, throughout the night.

     
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    Boston was represented very well with their superstars, Nomar Garciaparra and Pedro Martinez, both starting the game, and with Jose Offerman among the reserve corps.

     
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    With everything else put aside, emotion certainly played the biggest factor in this game factor in this game.

     
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    This game was remembered by many as the greatest moment of their careers as well.

     
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    The ceremonies that preceded the game had been very heartwarming

     
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    Fans all over the nation had given their tributes to some of the greats such as Hank Aaron, Willy Mays, and Stan Musial.

     
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    However, the one man that received the greatest ovation was the one that brought tears to our eyes in Fenway Park: Boston's own, Ted Williams.

     
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    Williams had taken a ride in a golf cart around Fenway Park to give his last hurrah to the fans as he approached the pitcher's mound one last time.

     
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    The emotion created by Williams was so great because all fans throughout the nation knew that, due to his aging, this would probably be Ted Williams' last All Star Game in the stadium that he had dominated for his entire career.

     
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    As Williams approached the mound, all the players and staffs had mobbed him, as if he were a god coming down from the heavens.

     
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    Fans had been ecstatic as they paid tribute to the legend with a standing ovation.

     
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    All fans alike—Red Sox fans, Yankees fans, and every fan in between—were touched by this legend.

     
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    After Williams would give a speech to all the players surrounding him, he would be later be pronounced as, the greatest hitter that ever lived.

     
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    Ted would then get to throw his first and last pitch at an All-Star Game at Fenway Park, which would also close this century.

     
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    Immediately after the first pitch was thrown to his longtime friend, Carlton Fisk, the fans, who were still on their feet, gave one last ovation to Williams as he left the field on his golf cart.

     
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    Nobody in attendance was left untouched as Williams departed from Fenway Park.

     
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     It would be hard to follow up that performance; but still, there was an entire ballgame ahead.

     
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    With the start of the game behind schedule because of the ceremony, all players and staff were ordered to go back to the dugouts, but they ignored the call to instead honor Ted for a little while longer.

     
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    As the ballgame initially started, all fans and players alike were still trying to hold in tears and try to play a great baseball game, with Boston's ace Pedro Martinez due to start the game for the American League.

     
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    Martinez knew he had high expectations to live up to, and fortunately he showed us why he was arguably the best pitcher of his era.

     
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    Pedro would first face Barry Larkin, who finally struck out after an eight-pitch duel with Martinez.

     
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    Pedro brought the heat to Larkin, now walking back to the dugout in disbelief as fans were giving their hometown hero the ovation that he deserved.

     
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    Pedro would easily waltz through the next five batters in the game as he finished his All-Star start, working two innings of completely dominant ball.

     

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