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I really like ten-year increments for some reason

High School All-Star Game Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

With Tuesday night’s All-Star festivities fast approaching, here’s a look at the 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, & 50th anniversaries of the exhibition (including involvement from YOUR Minnesota Twins)…

1969 MLB All Star Game Photo by Focus on Sport via Getty Images

1969

Score: NL 9, AL 3

Stadium: RFK Memorial (Washington, D.C.)

Managers: Red Schoendienst (STL); Mayo Smith (DET)

Starting Pitchers: Steve Carlton (STL); Mel Stottlemyre (NYY)

MVP: Willie McCovey (SF)

Twins: Rod Carew (2B Starter; 0-3), Johnny Roseboro (0-1), Harmon Killebrew (0-1), Tony Oliva (DNP; injury)

Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images

1979

Score: NL 7, AL 6

Stadium: Kingdome (Seattle, WA)

Managers: Tommy Lasorda (LAD); Bob Lemon (NYY)

Starting Pitchers: Steve Carlton (PHI); Nolan Ryan (LAA)

MVP: Dave Parker (PIT)

Twins: Roy Smalley (SS Starter; 0-3, BB)

1989 MLB All Star Game Photo by Owen C. Shaw/Getty Images

1989

Score: AL 5, NL 3

Stadium: Anaheim Stadium (CA)

Managers: Tommy Lasorda (LAD); Tony La Russa (OAK)

Starting Pitchers: Rick Reuschel (SF); Dave Stewart (OAK)

MVP: Bo Jackson (KC)

Twins: Kirby Puckett (OF Starter; 1-3, R), Gary Gaetti (0-1)

1999 All-Star Game

1999

Score: AL 4, NL 1

Stadium: Fenway Park (Boston, MA)

Managers: Bruce Bochy (SD); Joe Torre (NYY)

Starting Pitchers: Curt Schilling (PHI); Pedro Martinez (BOS)

MVP: Pedro Martinez (BOS)

Twins: Ron Coomer (0-1)

80th MLB All-Star Game Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images

2009

Score: AL 4, NL 3

Stadium: Busch Stadium (St. Louis, MO)

Managers: Charlie Manuel (PHI); Joe Maddon (TB)

Starting Pitchers: Tim Lincecum (SF); Roy Halladay (TOR)

MVP: Carl Crawford (TB)

Twins: Joe Mauer (C Starter; 1-3, 2B, RBI, R), Justin Morneau (0-2), Joe Nathan (IP, 0 ER)

I’ve always been a big fan of the MLB All-Star Game (whether it “means something” or not), so hopefully the ’19 edition will give fans some thrills/memories as well!