2001 AAA All-Star Game

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The 2001 AAA All-Star Game was played on July 11, 2001 in Indianapolis, IN. The Event was hosted by the Indianapolis Indians, the AAA affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

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.

The game featured a number of future big leaguers including Dunn, Eric Byrnes, Craig Monroe, Jack Cust, Cody Ransom, Juan Uribe, Ramon Castro, Nick Johnson, Joe Crede and Bud Smith.

Starting Lineups[edit]

International League Batting
Pacific Coast League
Player Position Team Player Position Team
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

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