Records: National League 40-38-2; American League 38-40-2
Current Phillies at the All-Star Game: Chase Utley was elected by the fans to start at 2nd base for the NL All-Stars, but his bum thumb will keep him out of the game. Manager Charlie Manuel tabbed "his guy" Ryan Howard to bat 4th and DH for the NL squad. And staff ace Roy Halladay, playing for his first NL team, may face a few AL batters in relief.
Former Phillies at the All-Star Game: Scott Rolen - Reds (1996-2002); Michael Bourn - Astros (2006-2007); Marlon Byrd - Cubs (2002-2005); Arthur Rhodes - Reds (2006); Cliff Lee - Rangers (2009)
It's a Small World After All: This is the third time the Angels have hosted the All-Star Game. In 1967, the NL squad overcame the AL squad in the 15th inning to win, 2-1, when Tony Perez homered off Catfish Hunter. Richie Allen started at 3rd for the NL All-Stars, going 1 for 4 and scoring the NL's first run in the 2nd with a solo home run off Dean Chance. Reliever Chris Short pitched two scoreless frames in the 9th and 10th innings.
In 1989, Mike Schmidt was elected to start at 3rd for the NL All-Stars, despite the fact he had retired a few months earlier. Von Hayes was added as a reserve to the squad, and he replaced starter Eric Davis in center field in the 7th inning. Hayes had one at-bat, singling off Dan Plesac in the 8th. The NL would fall to the AL, 5-3, thanks in part to Bo Jackson's 2 RBIs.
NL Probable: Ubaldo Jimenez
AL Probable: David Price