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American and National League Records in MLB All-Star Game

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In baseball, records are broken all the time. But some records are more elusive than others. Who has won the most baseball all-star games? What’s the record for the most single all-star games? Here’s a list of some of the most unique and interesting American League records in MLB All-Star Game history. Betters can also follow baseball odds at FanDuel.

American League Records

  • Most wins by a player (career): Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox, 6
  • Most wins by a player (single game): Yogi Berra, New York Yankees, 4

Most Wins by a Player (Career)

  • Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox, 6
  • Yogi Berra, New York Yankees, 4
  • Joe DiMaggio, New York Yankees, 4
  • Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates, 3
  • Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox and American League (AL), 3

Most wins by a Player (Single game): Yogi Berra, New York Yankees with 4

  • Yogi Berra played in 14 All-Star Games.
  • He won the MVP Award four times.
  • The only player to win the All-Star Game MVP Award more than once.
  • Averaged 1.389 at bats per game in his career (highest of all players with at least 300 plate appearances).

Least Wins by a Player (Career)

  • Craig Biggio, Houston Astros: 0
  • Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners: 0
  • Carlos Delgado, Toronto Blue Jays: 0
  • Larry Walker, Colorado Rockies: 0
  • Jay Buhner, Seattle Mariners: 0

Least wins by a player (single game):  Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners; Mike Stanley, Boston Red Sox; Robin Ventura, Chicago White Sox; Bo Jackson, Kansas City Royals; and Cecil Fielder, Detroit Tigers with 0

Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners: After being named as a starter for the American League in the 1993 All-Star Game, Griffey went 0 for 1 with 2 strikeouts in left field. He is the only player to have played in an All-Star Game and not collect a win or loss.

Most Losses by a Player (Career): David Cone, Kansas City Royals/Toronto Blue Jays/New York Mets/Boston Red Sox with 3

David Cone has the most losses by a player (career) with 3. He played in the All-Star game in 1992, 1993 and 1995.

Most losses by a player (single game): David Cone, Kansas City Royals with 2

David Cone’s two losses in the 1992 All-Star Game were the most by any player, and he still holds that distinction as of 2019. He allowed seven runs on five hits, including a home run to Roberto Alomar. The game lasted for nine innings (it had been shortened from 11 due to rain) and marked the only time that David Cone played in an All-Star game at Kauffman Stadium.

Cone’s first loss happened while pitching for the Kansas City Royals; he was traded shortly afterwards to Toronto Blue Jays where he won another All-Star Game start over Randy Johnson, giving up one run with nine strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings before exiting due to injury midway through his 8th inning of work.

Least losses by a player (career): Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano with 0

  • Derek Jeter is the only player to have played in the All-Star Game and never won.
  • Jeter has played in 13 All-Star Games, more than any other active player at the time of writing this document (July 15th, 2019).

Least losses by a player (single game): Bo Jackson and Robin Ventura with 0

  • Bo Jackson and Robin Ventura are the only players in MLB history to have never lost an All-Star Game.
  • Bo Jackson and Robin Ventura are the only players in MLB history who have ever played in a single All-Star Game, let alone multiple ones, that have never lost an All-Star Game.

Most games played by an American League team in the All-Star Game is the New York Yankees at 81

The New York Yankees have played in the All-Star Game more than any other American League team. They’ve also won more All-Star Games than any other American League team, with 22 wins and 18 losses.

To put this in perspective, if you add up the total number of games played by all 10 National League teams, they still won’t come close to even matching what one single AL team has done.

Conclusion

The American League has won the All-Star Game more often than not, with a record of 41-36. The National League has won five straight All-Star Games, with the last three being shutouts.

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