This Date in Baseball History – July 11

1989 ASG


On July 11, 1989, Anaheim Stadium hosted the second of its three All-Star Games to date (the others in 1967 and 2010).

While perhaps the most memorable moment came in the first American League at-bat – when Kansas City’s Bo Jackson (pictured, center) hit a towering home run to straightaway center – there were quite a few unique events in the last 1980s edition of the Midsummer Classic.

Mick Gillispie told the story of the day – a 5-3 win for the American League – during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Jacksonville Suns.

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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