2001 AAA All-Star Game
The International League served as the home team for the second straight year. The IL All-Stars were managed by Bill Evers of the Durham Bulls. His assistants were Gary Jones of the Pawtucket Red Sox and Kirk Champion of the Charlotte Knights. The Pacific Coast League team was managed by Tony Pena of the New Orleans Zephyrs. Chuck Kniffin of the Tucson Sidewinders and Roy White of the Sacramento River Cats served as his coaches. The game was broadcast on ESPN2 with Bob Carpenter, Tom Candiotti and Joe Castellano calling the game.
Both teams would put up unearned runs in the opening frame. Nashville‘s Tike Redman scoring for the PCL on a Toby Hall error. Hall would then reach on an error and score on an Adam Dunn home run. The PCL took the lead on a Juan Thomas two run home run in the fourth. But Dunn struck back with his second home run of the game and tied the game up at 3. The PCL though would score 4 runs off of Columbus Clippers pitcher Brett Jodie in the fifth and sixth to go up 7-3. Each team added two runs in the ninth but it was not enough for the IL as the PCL picked up their third straight All-Star Game win 9-5. Ruben Quevedo of the Iowa Cubs got the win after pitching three innings and giving up one run on one hit, with two strikeouts. Jodie would take the loss after posting a line of two innings, four runs on four hits and no strikeouts.
The Stars of Stars Awards were given to the game MVP from each team. The International League award went to Adam Dunn of the Louisville Riverbats who went 2-4 with 2 homers and 3 RBI. Juan Thomas of the Tacoma Rainiers won the award for the PCL going 1-3 with a 2 run home run.
|Pacific Coast League|
|P.J. Forbes||2B||Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons||1||Tike Redman||CF||Nashville Sounds|
|Nick Johnson||1B||Columbus Clippers||2||Keith Ginter||2B||New Orleans Zephyrs|
|Toby Hall||C||Durham Bulls||3||Todd Betts||1B||Tacoma Rainiers|
|Adam Dunn||LF||Louisville Riverbats||4||Jack Cust||RF||Tucson Sidewinders|
|Brian Lesher||RF||Indianapolis Indians||5||Juan Thomas||DH||Tacoma Rainiers|
|Calvin Pickering||DH||Rochester Red Wings||6||Mike Gulan||3B||Calgary Cannons|
|Chris Latham||CF||Syracuse SkyChiefs||7||Eric Byrnes||LF||Sacramento River Cats|
|Kevin Orie||3B||Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons||8||Ramon Castro||C||Calgary Cannons|
|Erick Almonte||SS||Columbus Clippers||9||Ramon Vazquez||SS||Tacoma Rainiers|
|Brandon Duckworth||P||Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons||SP||Bud Smith||P||Memphis Redbirds|
|AAA All-Star Game|