ESPN Classic celebrates the 2003 MLB All-Star Game on Sunday and Monday, July 13 and 14, with a look back at some memorable All-Star performances and Home Run Derby's of the past.
Classic's 14-hour celebration includes a couple of captivating American League victories and some mammoth homers by the likes of Sosa, Bonds, McGwire, Griffey, Giambi and more. Here's the complete schedule:
|Ken Griffey Jr. won the Home Run Derby two consecutive times, including 1999, before losing to Sammy Sosa in 2000.|
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2003 MLB All-Star Celebration
Sunday, July 13 from noon - 7 p.m.
Monday, July 14 from 1-8 p.m.
Sunday, July 13:
Noon - 1991 All-Star Game
MVP Cal Ripken Jr. clubbed a three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning to give the American League all the runs it would need in a 4-2 victory. Andre Dawson homered for the NL.
2 p.m. - 1998 All-Star Game
Roberto Alomar went 3-for-4, including a homer, a walk and a stolen base to earn MVP honors in a 13-8 AL All-Star victory. The American League scored at least one run in each of the last six innings. Barry Bonds slammed a three-run blast for the NL. Alomar won MVP one year after his brother Sandy achieved the same honor.
4 p.m. - 1993 All-Star Game
MVP Kirby Puckett hit a home run in the second inning and contributed an RBI-double in the fifth as the American League won its sixth straight All-Star game, 9-3, in Baltimore. Roberto Alomar also homered for the AL while Gary Sheffield gave the NL an early two-run lead with a homer in the first.
|Sammy Sosa pounded 26 homers in the 2000 Derby but Jason Giambi beat him out in the finals in 2002.|
Monday, July 14:
1 p.m. - 1996 Home Run Derby
Barry Bonds hits three consecutive home runs to edge out Mark McGwire for the home run crown.
3 p.m. - 1999 Home Run Derby
Ken Griffey Jr. wins his third home run derby, this one at Fenway Park in Boston.
5 p.m. - 2000 Home Run Derby
Sammy Sosa ended Ken Griffey Jr's two-year reign as home run champion by out-slugging him 9-2 in the finals. Sosa hit 26 total homers, 14 more than anyone else.
6:30 p.m. - 2002 Home Run Derby
Jason Giambi overcame Sammy Sosa's dazzling display of longballs early in the All-Star Home Run Derby and easily beat Sosa 7-1 in the final Despite not winning, Sosa hammered seven home runs that went 500 feet or more.