1991 All-Star Game
The 1991 All-Star Game in Toronto was the second Midsummer Classic to be held in Canada and became an instant classic as several records fell along with the National League.
Cal Ripken, Jr. continued to do what he had been doing through the first three months of the season by hitting with power in key situations. The Iron Man, hitting .348 with eighteen home runs and fifty-four runs batted in at the midsummer break, slammed a three-run homer to center field in the third, bringing in Rickey Henderson and Wade Boggs.
Ryne Sandberg's one-out double in the third marked the National League's first extra-base hit since 1987. Trailing 3-2, the National League put its first two batters on base in the sixth but couldn't score. Once again, the National League displayed an anemic offense that was unable to perform at the plate.
This win, the American League's fourth consecutive, proved that it wasn't just luck. The American League was back after several decades of disappointment and they weren't done yet.