1994 All-Star Game
The '94 Midsummer Classic is considered by most die-hards as one of the best All-Star Games ever played. This extra-inning, nail-biter had everyone on the edge of their seats as the lead changed five times and included a game tying home run in the ninth inning and a surprising victory for the National League in the tenth.
The National League got to two of the American League's finest pitchers, David Cone and Lee Smith. Cone, 12-4 at the break, gave up three runs in the third and threw forty pitches in two innings. Smith, who had twenty-nine saves at the break, was entrusted with a 7-5 lead in the ninth and gave up a game-tying homer in a twenty-eight pitch inning of work.
While much of the media's pregame attentions were focused on the American League's Frank Thomas and Ken Griffey Jr., it was three Expos: Ken Hill, Marquis Grissom and Moises Alou who stole the show. Hill pitched two scoreless innings; Grissom staked the National League to a 5-4 lead with a sixth-inning homer; and Alou delivered the game-winning double it the tenth.
The National League had finally managed to break the American League's winning streak after six years and regained some momentum that would last for the next two years.