1995 All-Star Game
The 1995 Midsummer Classic was held at The Ballpark at Arlington for the first time in All-Star history. The National League was still riding high after breaking the American League's six year winning streak the previous year. Despite their confidence, the National League managed only three hits during the entire game.
Unfortunately for the American League, they all counted, marking the first time in All-Star history that all of a team's hits were homeruns. Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Jeff Conine all homered for the National League, despite a fantastic performance on the mound by the American League. For over five innings, three American League pitchers had held the National League hitless. Randy Johnson, Kevin Appier and Dennis Martinez combined to pitch the longest no-hitter to open an All-Star Game.
This time the American League's offense was anemic as they batted eight times with runners in scoring position and went hitless each time. The American League's runs came on a fourth-inning homer by Frank Thomas after a single by Carlos Baerga.
Two other notable events took place during the '95 Midsummer Classic: Buck Showalter of the Yankees and Felipe Alou of the Expos were named All-Star managers because their teams finished the strike-shortened 1994 season with the best records in their leagues and National League starter Hideo Nomo became the first Japanese player named to the All-Star team.