June 28, 1989

My favorite All-Star Game moments


1. ROSE DEFEATS FOSSE | 1956



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fj2B9z4Dbw

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X. BO! | 1989



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ht4tDHfQn4

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X. PARKER’S THROW | 1979



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PH6XJypKno

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X. PEDRO’S STRIKEOUTS | 1999



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN1nUnCr1QM

Pedro Martinez at Fenway Park was an event. The 1999 All-Star Game was no different.

He struck out five of the six batters he faced, including the first four, and became the first pitcher to begin the All-Star Game by striking out the side.

Martinez struck out Barry Larkin, Larry Walker, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire and Jeff Bagwell — four of the past five National League MVPs and five players who hit a combined 2,222 career home runs.

Martinez was the best pitcher in baseball: 23-4, 2.07 ERA, 313 strikeouts in 213.1 innings. He won the AL Cy Young Award, the All-Star Game and two playoff games.


X. BASEBALL IS BACK | 1981



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwhRBAiqzaw

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Also | 1994


June 14, 1989

NBA awards [1988-89]



The Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat played their first season. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last. The Jazz fired coach Frank Layden and hired Jerry Sloan. TNT began televising NBA games.

Player of the Year | Michael Jordan [Bulls] 32.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists, 55.3 2-point shooting, 85.0 free throw shooting, 2.9 steals. Jordan moved to point guard near the end of the season and had 10 triple-doubles in 11 games.

2. Magic Johnson [Lakers]
3. Charles Barkley [76ers]
4. Karl Malone [Jazz]
5. John Stockton [Jazz]

Rookie of the Year | Mitch Richmond [Warriors] 22.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 47.5 2-point shooting, 81.0 free throw shooting.

Defensive Player of Year | Akeem Olajuwon [Rockets] 3.4 blocks, 2.6 steals. First player with 200 blocks and 200 steals in a season.

Sixth Man of the Year | Eddie Johnson [Suns] 21.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 51.0 2-point shooting, 51.3 3-point shooting, 86.8 free throw shooting.

Coach of the Year | Chuck Daly [Pistons] 63-19



FIRST TEAM

Forward | Charles Barkley [76ers] 25.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 63.6 2-point shooting, 75.3 free throw shooting. Age [25]

Forward | Karl Malone [Jazz] 29.1 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 52.1 2-point shooting, 76.6 free throw shooting. Age [25]

Center | Akeem Olajuwon [Rockets] 24.8 points, 13.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 51.1 2-point shooting, 69.6 free throw shooting, 2.6 steals, 3.4 blocks. Age [26]

Guard | Michael Jordan [Bulls] 32.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists, 55.3 2-point shooting, 85.0 free throw shooting, 2.9 steals. Age [25]

Point guard | Magic Johnson [Lakers] 22.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, 12.8 assists, 54.8 2-point shooting, 91.1 free throw shooting. Age [29]



SECOND TEAM

Forward | Dominique Wilkins [Hawks] 26.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 47.5 2-point shooting, 84.4 free throw shooting. Age [29]

Forward | Chris Mullin [Warriors] 26.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 52.7 2-point shooting, 89.2 free throw shooting, 2.1 steals. Age [25]

Center | Patrick Ewing [Knicks] 22.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 57.0 2-point shooting, 74.6 free throw shooting, 3.5 blocks. Age [26]

Point guard | John Stockton [Jazz] 17.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 13.6 assists, 56.1 2-point shooting, 86.3 free throw shooting, 3.2 steals. Age [26]

Guard | Clyde Drexler [Trail Blazers] 27.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 51.1 2-point shooting, 79.9 free throw shooting, 2.7 steals. Age [26]



THIRD TEAM

Forward | Larry Nance [Cavaliers] 17.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 54.1 2-point percentage, 79.9 free throw percentage, 2.8 blocks. Age [29]

Forward | Kevin McHale [Celtics] 22.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 54.8 2-point percentage, 81.8 free throw percentage. Age [31]

Center | Moses Malone [Hawks] 20.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 49.6 2-point percentage, 78.9 free throw percentage. Age [33]

Point guard | Kevin Johnson [Suns] 20.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 12.2 assists, 51.4 2-point shooting, 88.2 free throw shooting. Age [22]

Point guard | Mark Price [Cavaliers] 18.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, 8.4 assists, 54.8 2-point percentage, 44.1 3-point percentage, 90.1 free throw percentage. Age [24]



HONORABLE MENTION

Center | Robert Parish [Celtics] 18.6 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 57.0 2-point shooting, 71.9 free throw shooting. Age [35]

Guard | Ron Harper [Cavaliers] 18.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 54.0 2-point shooting, 75.1 free throw shooting, 2.3 steals. Age [25]

Forward | Tom Chambers [Suns] 25.7 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 47.9 2-point shooting, 85.1 free throw shooting. Age [29]

Forward | James Worthy [Lakers] 20.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 55.6 2-point shooting, 78.2 free throw shooting. Age [27]

Center | Brad Daugherty [Cavaliers] 18.9 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 53.8 2-point shooting, 73.7 free throw shooting. Age [23]

Guard | Dale Ellis [SuperSonics] 27.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 50.7 2-point shooting, 47.8 3-point shooting, 81.6 free throw shooting. Age [28]

Point guard | Fat Lever [Nuggets] 19.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 7.9 assists, 46.3 2-point percentage, 78.5 free throw percentage, 2.7 steals.
— Kevin Brewer