Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera made appearances in the debut All-Star MAtch to be played at the Dodger Stadium in almost 42 years, and Clayton Kershaw got the start at the presence of the loyal home crowd. However, the score was well predicted.
the ALeague won 3 to 2, claiming its 9th straight victory and twenty-first in the previous Midsummer Classics.
Giancarlo Stanton Hit B2B Home-Runs
Giancarlo Stanton and Buxton hit home runs, one after the other, off LA Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin in the fourth inning, which changed the course of the game. He didn’t cheat either with the swing of his bat. The two-run home drive by Stanton to left-center field was a 457-ft bomb, the longest home run ever at Dodger Stadium during the earlier half of the regular season. Byron Buxton then hit back-to-back home runs for the sixth time in All-Star history with a 425-foot blast down the left-field line.
Giancarlo Stanton won MVP honors with his debut All-Star hit; he had gone zero-for-six in his last games. This was Giancarlo Stanton’s first All-Star participation for the NY Yankees after they bought him from the Marlins before the ’18 season.
Giancarlo Stanton has joined Ken Griffey Jr., Cal Ripken Jr., Miguel Tejada, and Dave Parker as the only 5 players to have won the league MVP award, the Home Run Derby, and the All-Star Game MVP. In addition, Stanton joins Mariano Rivera (2000) and Derek Jeter (2000) as the third member of the Yankees to earn the All-Star MVP award (2013).
Yankees career for Stanton has been a rollercoaster ride and he missed most of the 2019 and 2020 seasons due to injury. Despite this, he had twenty-four home runs at the break, making him an important member of a strong Yankees club which has a massive chance to shatter the record of one hundred and fourteen victories established in 1998.
Giancarlo Stanton grew up attending Dodgers games and went to Notre Dame HS in nearby Sherman Oaks, having a special homecoming.
He stated that he would attempt to scalp seats and whatever he could afford, sitting in left field.” “It’s wonderful to knock one out there.”
One of the fifty tickets he distributed to friends and relatives was for his dad.