2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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The 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 81st midseason exhibition between the All-Stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball.wikipedia
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George Steinbrenner

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A short memorial honoring George Steinbrenner, the owner of the New York Yankees who died early that morning, was held prior to the game.
He died after suffering a heart attack in his Tampa home on the morning of July 13, 2010, the day of the 81st All-Star Game.

1989 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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This was the third All-Star Game hosted by the city of Anaheim, California, which previously hosted the game in 1967 and 1989.
It would return to the by-now renovated and renamed Angel Stadium of Anaheim in 2010.

Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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The 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 81st midseason exhibition between the All-Stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball.
On April 29, 2010, MLB announced several rules changes for future All-Star games, effective with the 2010 edition.

1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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This was the first All Star Game the National League won since 1996, giving the NL said advantage in the World Series for the first time since 2001 – ironically, the winning pitcher, Washington Nationals closer Matt Capps, would go on to participate in the American League playoffs after his trade to the Minnesota Twins just a couple of weeks following the Midsummer Classic.
The National League would not win another All-Star Game until 2010.

Nick Swisher

The winners of the final vote were Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees and Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds.
He won the 2009 World Series with the Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies and was an All-Star in 2010.

2010 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby

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The derby was held on July 12, 2010, at the site of the 2010 MLB All-Star Game, Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California.

All-Star Final Vote

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After the rosters were revealed, a second ballot of five players per league was created for the All-Star Final Vote to determine the 34th and final player of each roster, with online balloting conducted from Sunday afternoon, July 4, through Thursday afternoon, July 8.
2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game managers Joe Girardi of the American League and Charlie Manuel of the National League presented the 5-man ballots for the 2010 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint to determine the 34th player for each All-Star roster.

Matt Capps

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This was the first All Star Game the National League won since 1996, giving the NL said advantage in the World Series for the first time since 2001 – ironically, the winning pitcher, Washington Nationals closer Matt Capps, would go on to participate in the American League playoffs after his trade to the Minnesota Twins just a couple of weeks following the Midsummer Classic.
Capps went on to be the winning pitcher in the game.

David Price (baseball)

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In his second full season, he was named the American League starter for the 2010 All-Star Game and finished second in the voting for the 2010 Cy Young Award.

Jered Weaver

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Pitchers who started the regular-season game on the Sunday immediately before the game became ineligible to pitch in the game, and were replaced on the roster (this rule would be invoked for three players selected for the American League squad – Trevor Cahill, CC Sabathia and Jered Weaver).
On July 6, despite not having been initially selected, Weaver was chosen to replace CC Sabathia on the American League roster for the 2010 All-Star Game due to the latter's ineligibility to pitch.

Joey Votto

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The winners of the final vote were Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees and Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds.
Votto was not initially voted to the 2010 All-Star game in Anaheim, California, but he made the roster via online fan voting through the National League's Final Vote.

Andrew Bailey (baseball)

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Bailey won the 2009 American League Rookie of the Year Award, and was an All-Star in 2009 and 2010, while he was the closer for the Athletics.

Robinson Canó

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With runners on second and third and no outs, Kuo and Heath Bell were able to escape the inning by limiting the damage to one unearned run on a Robinson Canó sacrifice fly.
He was elected as the starting second baseman in the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and was selected to participate in the 2010 Home Run Derby; however, he withdrew due to a minor injury.

Albert Pujols

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He previously played 11 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals, with whom he was a three-time National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) and nine-time All-Star (2001, 2003–2010).

Atlanta Braves

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On July 13, 2010 at the 2010 MLB All-Star Game in Anaheim, Braves catcher Brian McCann was awarded the All-Star Game MVP Award for his clutch two-out, three-run double in the seventh inning to give the National League its first win in the All-Star Game since 1996.

CC Sabathia

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Pitchers who started the regular-season game on the Sunday immediately before the game became ineligible to pitch in the game, and were replaced on the roster (this rule would be invoked for three players selected for the American League squad – Trevor Cahill, CC Sabathia and Jered Weaver).

Jason Heyward

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After making his MLB debut for Atlanta in 2010, Heyward was named to the National League (NL) All-Star team and finished second in the NL Rookie of the Year Award.

Clay Buchholz

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Though earning a spot on the roster, Buchholz was not called upon to pitch in the All-Star Game; he pulled a hamstring June 26 during an interleague game against the San Francisco Giants and was placed on the disabled list.

Trevor Cahill

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Pitchers who started the regular-season game on the Sunday immediately before the game became ineligible to pitch in the game, and were replaced on the roster (this rule would be invoked for three players selected for the American League squad – Trevor Cahill, CC Sabathia and Jered Weaver).

Joakim Soria

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Soria was picked for the 2010 All-Star Game, the second of his career.

Phil Hughes

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Phil Hughes allowed two singles before being lifted in favor of Matt Thornton.
His next outing, the All-Star Game, did not go well.

Billy Wagner

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On July 11, Wagner was selected as an injury replacement to the 2010 National League All Star roster, which he declined due to an ankle injury.

Martín Prado

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During his time with the Braves, Prado played in the 2010 All-Star Game.

Paul Konerko

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On July 10, 2010, Konerko was announced to replace Twins first baseman Justin Morneau at the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.