1969 All-Star Game
The American League entered this All-Star Game determined to close out the 60's with a win and continue that momentum into the next decade. The years of leading, only to lose in extra innings had taken it's toll along with the fact that in the forty innings preceding the game, the Nationals had scored only six runs (and still were unbeatable).
By the end of the third inning, though, the National League already had eight and was coasting, thanks to a murderous assault on Mel Stottlemyre and his successor, Blue Moon Odom.
The American League went quietly to the end for their seventh straight loss. Many fans began echoing the negative sentiments from previous decades when one League dominated the other. At this point, the team might have quoted former American League star Charlie Gehringer from 1934 when he said, "It was starting to get embarrassing."