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.

2006 All-Star Game, Pittsburgh

Albert Pujols of the National League barehands a ball off the bat of American Leaguer Mark Loretta. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)