1986 All-Star Game
This year the American League launched a "Rocket" at the Nationals named Roger Clemens. With help from Ted Higuera, Charlie Hough, Dave Righetti and Don Aase, he shut down the National League and started his record setting All-Star Game career.
In the second, Lou Whitaker followed a Dave Winfield double with a homer off Dwight Gooden. In the seventh, Frank White popped the another off Mike Scott. The National League made it interesting in the bottom of the eighth by roughing up Hough for two runs. In the ninth, the National League had runners at first and third with one out when Aase got White to hit a check-swing grounder for a double play.
The American Leagues' debut of Clemens wasn't the only story of the day, Fernando Valenzuela struck out five consecutive batters and National League pitchers mowed down seven more. It was the third All-Star Game in a row to feature outstanding performances by the men on the hill.