Sports Throwback Thursday: 1994 MLB All-Star Game

Since the all-star game is right on the corner, we must rise it back to 1994. Yes, it was the lockout season, but the 1994 All-Star Game is one of the greatest All-Star Game of all time. The game took place at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.

NBC made its return to baseball with the coverage of the All-Star Game. Bob Costas’s introduction with the Jurassic Park theme music can give you chills. Baseball is a magnificent sport and brings all different kinds of people together. Well, at least in the classic years of baseball. NBC had an outstanding baseball broadcaster: Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, Bob Ucker, Hannah Storm, Greg Gumbel, and Johnny Bench for the All-Star Game.

In this game, there were so many big names, and a few of them are no longer with us. Rest In Peace, Toby Gwynn, Ken Caminiti, Don Baylor, and Rod Beck. Stars like Ken Griffey Jr and Frank Thomas were having an incredible year. Honorable Mention: Matt Williams and Paul O’Neill. 

While trailing 7-5 in the bottom of the 9th inning, with one man on base, Braves slugger Fred McGriff hit a 2-run home run over the left-center field to tie the game at seven and send the game to extra innings. In the bottom of the 10th inning, Mr. Padre Tony Gwynn chopped a single through the box with no one out. Montreal Expos’ Moisés Alou hit a double that short-hopped the left-center field wall. Gwynn was waved all the way home from first base and slid just under Pudge Rodriguez’s tag to end the game. Gywnn’s showing emotion is the best part of this classical All-Star Game. 

July 12th marked 28 years. Here’s the image from our Instagram page.

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