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Baseball All-Star Game Ends in Tie - 2002-07-10

U.S. Major League Baseball's 73rd All-Star game ended in a tie for only the second time in history.

Baseball's annual mid-summer contest between the American League and the National League, in the All-Star Game, was ended after 11 innings, tied 7-7. Each team had 30 players and all of them played, so Commissioner Bud Selig ordered the game stopped, since neither team had any more pitchers.

"They had used everybody, because they wanted to get everyone into the game. That has always been a theory, that they use everybody," Selig said. "Obviously in your wildest dreams you wouldn't conceive that this game would end in a tie. But given the health of the players and where they were, frankly at that point I really had no choice."

It was only the second tie in All-Star history, the first was in 1961, when the game was called after nine innings because of rain.