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MLB is again recognizing the 2002 All-Star Game tie

Jul 16, 2013, 6:17 PM EST

Craig Calcaterra, our man-on-the-ground this week in New York, noticed before Monday night’s Home Run Derby that the embarrassing 7-7 tie in the 2002 All-Star Game was not represented along with the other recent Midsummer Classic results on the out-of-town scoreboard at Citi Field.

But a certain change has been made ahead of Tuesday night’s festivities:

Here’s a closer look (the years are listed where you usually find those pitcher jersey numbers):

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  1. apkyletexas - Jul 16, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Got to love it – Major League Baseball (the sport that banned Pete Rose), brought to you by Caesar’s of Atlantic City.

    • nbjays - Jul 16, 2013 at 6:39 PM

      If I were a betting man, I’d bet that the irony of that is completely lost on Smug Bud.

      • apkyletexas - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:09 PM

        Maybe at next year’s All Star game, some of the big-name steroid manufacturing companies can rent billboard space.

  2. creek0512 - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    I still have no idea why anyone actually cared that the 2002 game ended in a tie.

    • R.D. Frable ♞ - Aug 21, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      To have followed the rules,
      and have awarded the win by forfeit to the AL
      due to the NL being the first team to run out of pitchers,
      would have been interpreted to mean that Mr Selig
      did something that benefitted
      the league of which, at that time,
      his daughter Wendy Selig Prieb’s Brewers
      was a member.

  3. mrpinkca - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    We were that close to a 1984 situation.

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