Boston Red Sox top-10 MLB All-Star Game performances
By Sean Penney
Ted Williams – 1941
The greatest hitter in franchise history naturally finds himself among the greatest All-Star performances.
In his second of 17 career All-Star appearances, Ted Williams went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, and a walk.
Williams started in left field for the AL, hitting in the cleanup spot. He led off the second inning with a walk but was erased on a double-play.
Teddy Ballgame broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning with an RBI double. The lead wouldn’t hold but luckily Williams wasn’t done.
He saved the best for last. Williams stepped to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, his team trailing 5-4. A hopeless endeavor for most mortal men, Williams was as cool as a cucumber under pressure. He smacked a shot down the right-field line for a three-run walk-off home run.
It was the first walk-off home run in All-Star Game history. Granted, it was a history that was less than a decade old by that point. However, there have only been two other walk-off home runs in an All-Star game since. Robinson Cano won the 2017 All-Star game with a 10th inning homer but that came in the top of the inning. It’s just not quite as dramatic as the walk-off.