The boys of summer get a brief respite from hardball during All-Star Week, except, of course, for those selected to play in the Midsummer Classic. Take a photo tour of recent National-American tilts, then for the full disclosure on the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis click here.

2005 All-Star Game, Detroit

American League All-Star Mark Teixeira hands the ball to Johan Santana during the 76th playing of the All-Star Game. (Getty Images)