By Ryan Berenz
Can you remember the last time the NL won an All-Star Game? It was July 9, 1996, with a 6-0 win over the AL. Since then, the AL has had complete dominance over the Senior Circuit, save for that unfortunate 7-7 in the 2002 game. Even when the NL seems to have it won, they still manage to pull defeat from the jaws of victory. Take the 2007 game in which the NL’s Aaron Rowand flew out with the bases loaded in the 9th inning to seal the AL’s 5-4 victory. Or take 2008’s 15-inning marathon at old Yankee Stadium, in which the NL failed to score with the bases loaded and one out in the 12th inning. See if the streak finally ends this year as baseball’s best come to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., for the 81st Midsummer Classic.
FOX once again has coverage of the All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 13, beginning at 8pm ET. Here are the details from FOX:
2010 MLB ALL-STAR GAME ON FOX
Tuesday, July 13 – 8:00 PM ET – Live in 3D & HD from Angels Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.
FOX Sports and MLB are proud to present baseball’s brightest stars, all on one stage, Tuesday, July 13 (8:00 PM ET-conclusion) during the 81st Major League Baseball All-Star Game, live from Angels Stadium in Anaheim. It is the 12th MLB All-Star Game broadcast by FOX Sports (1997, 1999, 2001-10), and all 12 have been called by play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and analyst Tim McCarver (Bob Brenly worked with Buck & McCarver in 1997 & 1998). McCarver, a two-time National League All-Star catcher with the Cardinals (1966 & 1967), is calling the 19th All-Star Game of his Hall of Fame-worthy broadcasting career, the most by any broadcaster in history. Buck’s 11 All-Star Game broadcasts tie him for second on the all-time list of play-by-play announcers with Mel Allen (Curt Gowdy is first with 13). The pairing of Buck and McCarver for 12 All-Star Games is also a record. The next closest duo are Curt Gowdy and Tony Kubek, who called a total of seven All-Star Games together from 1969 to 1975.
Buck and McCarver are joined by MLB on FOX Insider Ken Rosenthal reporting from the field. MLB on FOX pregame host Chris Rose and MLB on FOX game analyst Eric Karros welcome viewers to Anaheim. Together they set the scene for this special night and each is assigned to report from one of the dugouts during the game. Rose also handles postgame coverage including the game’s on-field MVP presentation.