2009 All-Star Game
The Midsummer Classic returned to St. Louis in 2009 for the fifth time. Busch Stadium, which last hosted the All-Star Game in 1966, will once again be home to the contest and even though the name is the same, the stadium is once again new.
The Gateway City last saw All-Star action in 1966 and it truly was one for the ages. A hot steamy game (over 100 degrees at game time) that featured twelve future Hall of Fame players, two additional (Bob Gibson & Joe Morgan) were not even counted because they were out injured, and a 2-1 pitching duel that still can be considered a classic.
The 2009 All-Star Game was won by American League 4-3 — their thirteenth consecutive win — and featured at least one truly memorable moment; Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carl Crawford robbing Colorado Rockies slugger Brad Hawpe of a home run in the seventh inning to preserve a 3-3 tie.