Along with victory, AL also whiff kings
The AL set a record Tuesday by fanning 11 times. Considering the outcome, Mike Scioscia likely won't care.
CHICAGO -- The AL team whiffed 11 times Tuesday, the most ever in a nine-inning All-Star Game. Here are the previous 10-whiff games and the pitcher who ran up the most K's in that game:
1999 NL -- Pedro Martinez
1986 AL -- Fernando Valenzuela
1959 AL -- Don Drysdale
1956 NL -- Billy Pierce
1934 AL -- Carl Hubbell
1946: Dom DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky and Ted Williams (Red Sox).
1961: Norm Cash, Rocky Colavito and Al Kaline (Tigers).
1978: Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and George Foster (Reds).
Useless Internet Info
Cyberspace is a happening place. If we didn't know that before, we sure ought to know it now -- because life out there in cyberspace has shaped this All-Star Game like never before.
For the first time this year, baseball broke down its final vote totals into two fascinating categories -- online votes and offline votes. And it yielded some interesting insights into how many of these All-Stars got here:
More Useless All-Star Info
Roberto and Sandy Alomar -- 1992 and 1998
Joe and Dom DiMaggio -- 1941 and 1949
2003: Mike Scioscia-Dusty Baker
2002: Joe Torre-Bob Brenly
1994: Cito Gaston-Jim Fregosi
1955: Al Lopez-Leo Durocher
1935: Mickey Cochrane-Frank Frisch *
1934: Joe Cronin-Bill Terry *
(* -- the four managers in the '30s were all player-managers at the time.)
Albert Pujols 147
Carlos Delgado 143
Vernon Wells 142
Garret Anderson 138
Manny Ramirez 138
Alex Rodriguez 52
Barry Bonds 49
Jim Thome 49
Jason Giambi 45
Manny Ramirez 45
RHP: Pedro Martinez 2.02
LHP: Randy Wolf 2.73
Jayson Stark is a senior writer for ESPN.com.
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