History: 2003 All-Star Game

All-Star Moment: Hank Blalock gives AL home-field edge with eighth-inning blast off Eric Gagne.

MVP Garret Anderson (ANA)
Derby Winner Garret Anderson (ANA)
Top Vote Getter Ichiro Suzuki - 2,130,708
Stadium U.S. Cellular Field
AL Starter Esteban Loaiza
AL Manager Mike Scioscia
NL Starter Jason Schmidt
NL Manager Dusty Baker
Following the previous season's tie, the league announced that starting with the 2003 game, the Midsummer Classic would decide home-field advantage for the World Series. The AL rallied from a 5-1 deficit to win the inaugural game of this kind, thanks in large part to MVP Garret Anderson. Anderson, who had won the Home Run Derby one day earlier, went deep and finished a triple shy of the cycle in the AL's 7-6 victory, also winning MVP honors.
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