The 11 most memorable All-Star Game moments involving the Brewers (2022)

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Milwaukee Brewers pitchers Corbin Burnes (second selection) and Josh Hader (fourth) will travel to Dodger Stadium for the 2022 All-Star Game on July 19, looking perhaps to fare better than their previous appearances. Both have appeared once, and both allowed a homer, with Hader allowing three runs (one earned) in the 2018game and Burnes permitting two runs in his two innings of work last year.

Here's a look at the 11 most memorable All-Star Game moments featuring Milwaukee Brewers.

11. Intentionally walked into history (1983)

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Robin Yount and Ted Simmons both started in this game, with Cecil Cooper and Ben Oglivie also invited (Cooper singled and scored a run). Yount delivered a sacrifice fly in the second that gave the American League the lead, and he was intentionally walked to first base for one of the bigger moments in ASG history — Fred Lynn's grand slam. The blast off Atlee Hammaker in the third inning represents the only grand slam in the game's history and helped the AL roll to a 13-3 win.

10. Ryan Braun joins the hit parade (2012)

Ryan Braun went 2 for 3 in the 2012 All-Star Game with a run scored and RBI double in the first inning against Justin Verlander, who allowed five runs in the opening inning. Braun later scored on a Pablo Sandoval triple, and the National League went on to prevail, 8-0.

9. Ted Simmons has RBI single, but Rollie Fingers surrenders HR (1981)

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Ted Simmons delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the sixth against Burt Hooton that gave the ALa 4-2 advantage (the AL had just taken a 3-2 lead one batter earlier). The NL, however, rallied to win, with Mike Schmidt hitting a two-run homer against Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers in the eighth.

The craziest thing about this game was the timing. The season had been split into two halves because of a players' strike, and the All-Star Game was the first event back on the field, held Aug. 9. The Brewers were right back in action the next day, Aug. 10, and Fingers blew a save in that game, too (although the Brewers still won). It was essentially the only hiccup for Fingers all season; he finished with a 1.04 ERA, won the Cy Young and MVP and led the Brewers to a second-half title and their first playoff appearance.

8. Lary Sorensen retires nine straight batters (1978)

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It wasn't so long ago that All-Star Game pitchers actually lasted more than a couple batters, and Lary Sorensen was on point for the Brewers in 1978 when he worked three shutout innings in relief and retired the final nine men he saw. Among the batters he retired: Dave Winfield, Pete Rose, Ted Simmons, Steve Garvey and Joe Morgan. The NL, however, wound up winning, 7-3. It was the first time the Brewers had an all-star starter, with Don Money at second base.

7. Ben Sheets starts (2008)

Brewers ace Ben Sheets was named the starting pitcher in 2008, and he fared well, allowing two hits and a walk but no runs with three strikeouts in the first two innings of the game. The ALwon the game in 15 innings.

6. Jonathan Lucroy flirts with MVP honors (2014)

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Catcher Jonathan Lucroy delivered two RBI doubles — one in the second against Jon Lester and one in the fourth against Chris Sale that tied the game. Butthe AL won the game and Mike Trout, who hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth and RBI triple in the first, was named the game's MVP. It was also a big game for Brewersthird baseman AramisRamírez, who singled, doubled and scored a run.

5. Burnitz breaks the spell at Fenway (1999)

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The 1999 All-Star Game was an emotional one with Ted Williams appearing before the game and getting swarmed by members of the all-star teams. Then, hometown hero Pedro Martínezwent to work, striking out the first four batters before facing the minimum over two innings. But Brewers outfielder Jeromy Burnitz, who was added to the starting lineup as an injury replacement, broke the spell with a one-out double against David Cone in the third, and then scored a run to pull the NLwithin 2-1. Burnitz also reached thefinalof the home run derby, falling to Ken Griffey Jr. in the last round, 16-14.

4. Hank's final appearance (1975)

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County Stadium hosted the 1955 All-Star Game when the Braves were in town, so it was fitting that the 1975 installment bid adieu to perhaps the greatest of Milwaukee Braves: Hank Aaron. Aaron lined out in his only at-bat in the second inning, marking his 21st and final appearance in an all-star game. He played in just more than 80 games in 1976 before retiring as the game's all-time home run king.

3. The Tweets (2018)

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The 2018 game was a crazy mixed bag. A franchise-record five Brewers appeared in the game, and though Lorenzo Cain, JesúsAguilar and Christian Yelich went a combined 1 for 8, the one hit was Yelich's home run. He became the second Brewers player to homer in an all-star game, and Jeremy Jeffress also threw a scoreless inning. But Josh Hader allowed four hits in one-thirdof an inning, including a three-run homer to former Brewer Jean Segura to break a 2-2 tie. Another former Brewer, Scooter Gennett, re-tied it in the ninth on a two-run homer, so Hader was off the hook for the loss — but not the aftermath. A series of tweets from Hader's high school yearsespousing racist and homophobic perspectives were unearthed and became one of the central storylines of the game.

2. The Shrug (2002)

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Ah, the infamous tie game. The game at Miller Parkwill be remembered for a number of reasons — the thunderous weather during the home run derby andTorii Hunter's spectacular catch over the outfield wall to rob Barry Bonds of a home run among them. But the final score of 7-7 was the biggest takeaway. The game endured 11 innings before being declared a tie due to lack of available pitching (if onlyJoséHernández hadn't grounded out with a runner on second to end the 10th...). Commissioner Bud Selig, the man who brought baseball back to Milwaukee, famously conferred with umpires before throwing up his hands and making the decision to end it. Hethen forwarded the "This One Counts" campaign that awarded home-field advantage in the World Series to the winner of the All-Star Game, an edict that ensured no more tie games before it was mercifully eliminated before the 2017 season.

1. Prince Fielder named MVP, and a trade announcement (2011)

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Prince Fielder launched a three-run home run against CJ Wilson in the fourth inning at Chase Field in Arizona, scoring Matt Kemp and Carlos Beltran and giving the NL a 3-1 lead. The NL went on to win, 5-1, and Fielder became the one and only Brewers All-Star Game MVP. It wasn't even the end of an eventful night for the Brewers. On the postgame show, it was announced that Milwaukee had traded for New York Mets reliever Francisco Rodriguez, taking an opportunity to bolster the bullpen for what would be a division-title run.

Other moments of note

1986:Teddy Higuera worked three scoreless innings inrelief of Roger Clemens, helping the AL prevail, 3-2.

1991:Paul Molitor became the first player to reach first base on catcher's interference when his swing clipped the glove of Astros catcher Craig Biggio. It remains the only instance of catcher's interferencein All-Star Game history.

2004: Dan Kolb was needed in emergency relief after Roger Clemens allowedsix runs in the first inning. Kolb allowed one baserunner and did not give up a run in the second.

2006: Carlos Lee madethe final out of the All-Star Game with a runner at second against Mariano Rivera in a 3-2 win for the AL. Derrick Turnbow worked a clean seventh inning with the NL ahead, 2-1.

2009: Prince Fielder hit an RBI ground-rule double against Roy Halladay, but the AL won the game, 4-3.

2015: Ryan Braun tripled and scored in the ninth inning against Glen Perkins, but the AL held on for a 6-3 win.

2019:Yasmani Grandal walked and scored in the eighth to pull the NL within 4-3, but Mike Moustakas missed a chance for a big hit and popped out to end the rally. Grandal was the final out in the 4-3 loss. Brandon Woodruff allowed a run in the seventh. Christian Yelich was the first batter of the game.

2021: Freddy Peralta, in his first appearance, neededjust 12 pitches to strike out all three men he faced, all swinging (AdolisGarcía, J.D. Martinez, Matt Olson). Unfortunately, teammate Corbin Burnes took the loss, allowing two runs in two innings of a 5-2 win for the AL. Burnes went on to win the NL Cy Young Award — the second time a Brewers pitcher has taken a loss in the All-Star Game and gone on to win the Cy Young (Rollie Fingers, 1981).

Milwaukee Braves all-star notes

  • The 1955 game at Milwaukee County Stadium proved to be a Milwaukee Braves showcase. In his first All-Star Game, Hank Aaron's two-run single in the eighth against Frank Sullivan tied the game at 5-5, and Stan Musial walked it off with a homer in the bottom of the 12th, giving Braves pitcher Gene Conley (who struck out all three men he faced in the top of the 12th) the win. It's one of three walk-off homers in All-Star Gamehistory.

  • In 1959, Del Crandall's two-out single against Jim Bunning gave the NL a 2-1 lead, and Aaron's RBI single off Whitey Ford in the eighth re-tied the game at 4-4. Aaron then scored on a Willie Mays triple, accounting for the winning run in a 5-4 victory (the first of two all-star games that season). Future Brewers manager Harvey Kuenn popped out with two outs in the ninth and the tying run in scoring position.

  • In 1961, Warren Spahn started and worked three perfect innings, with three strikeouts, and the no-hitter for the NL lasted until one out in the sixth. But the AL tied the game at 3-3 in the ninth, then took the lead in extras. But Aaron singled leading off the bottom of the 10th against Hoyt Wilhelm and scored the tying run on a Willie Mays double. Two batters later, Roberto Clemente's single marked a walk-off win.

  • Spahn worked two scoreless innings for the NL in 1953, earning the win in the 5-1 victory. He and starter Eddie Mathews, as well as reserve catcher Del Crandall (who didn't play because of injury), marked the first all-star appearances for the Braves after they movedto Milwaukee from Boston before the season.

  • The Braves had four starters in 1960 (Mathews, Aaron, Joe Adcock, Crandall) in a 5-3 win for the NL. Crandall hit a second-inning homer against Bill Monbouquette and joined Adcock with two hits.

  • Bob Shaw recorded the save in 1962, allowing one hit in two innings as the NL beat the AL, 3-1, in the first of two all-star games that year.

  • Joe Torre, a three-time all-star catcher for the Braves while they were in Milwaukee, homered in the opening inning of the 1965 game, a two-run shot that helped the NL take a 3-0 lead en route to a 6-5 win.

  • The 1954 game was a tough outing for Conley, who surrendered a game-tying home run to Larry Doby in the eighth, then loaded the bases before getting relieved by Carl Erskine. Erskine struck out the next man but allowed the go-ahead single from Nellie Fox in the 11-9 win for the AL.

  • In 1957, Lew Burdette worked four innings, allowing no runs on two hits with one walk, but the AL won the game, 6-5. The Braves had six all-stars (Spahn, Red Schoendienst, Mathews, Logan, Aaron, Burdette).

  • In 1958, the Braves again had six (Crandall and Don McMahon in lieu of Burdette and Schoendienst), and Spahn started on the hill, allowing two runs on five hits in three innings. The AL prevailed, 4-3.

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