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.

2008 All-Star Game, New York

The American League team stands on the field before the 79th game, at Yankee Stadium. (Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)