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NL catcher Russell Martin tags out the American League's Dioner Navarro, who was trying to score the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning. (July 15, 2008)

2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium

In its final season, the old Yankee Stadium hosted the 2008 All-Star Game. The American League won the game, 4-3, outlasting the NL in 15 innings. Michael Young's sacrifice fly scored Justin Morneau, who just beat the throw from Corey Hart, to end the game.

Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., left, stands
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Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., left, stands next to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter during pregame ceremonies at the All-Star Game.

Hall of Famer Whitey Ford, a former Yankees
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Hall of Famer Whitey Ford, a former Yankees pitcher tips his hat to the crowd during pregame introductions at the All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium. Fellow Hall of Fame Yankees pitcher Goose Gossage applauds at right.

Alex Rodriguez hugs Hall of Fame third baseman
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Alex Rodriguez hugs Hall of Fame third baseman Wade Boggs as fellow Hall of Famer George Brett looks on at left during pregame All-Star introductions.

Hall of Fame former Yankees catcher Yogi Berra
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Hall of Fame former Yankees catcher Yogi Berra during pregame introductions at the 2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi shakes hands with Hall
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi shakes hands with Hall of Famer Yogi Berra after he caught the first pitch from Berra at the All-Star Game.

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Yankees manager and American League coach Joe Girardi
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Yankees manager and American League coach Joe Girardi is introduced at the 2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium.

Derek Jeter in the American League dugout at
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Derek Jeter in the American League dugout at the 2008 All-Star Game.

Alex Rodriguez acknowledges Joe Crede with a tap
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Alex Rodriguez acknowledges Joe Crede with a tap of the glove as Rodriguez is removed from the game in the middle of the fifth inning.

The Colorado Rockies' Matt Holliday watches his solo
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The Colorado Rockies' Matt Holliday watches his solo home run in the fifth inning. Holliday's homer gave the National League a 1-0 lead.

The American League's Ichiro Suzuki reacts after striking
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The American League's Ichiro Suzuki reacts after striking out in the fifth inning at the 2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium.

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Adam Wilbur of Medford sings "Take Me Out
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Adam Wilbur of Medford sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch at the All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium.

David Wright high fives National League teammate Miguel
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David Wright high fives National League teammate Miguel Tejada after Tejada scored on a sacrifice fly by Adrian Gonzalez to give the NL a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth.

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera enters the All-Star Game
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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera enters the All-Star Game in the ninth inning.

Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays strokes
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Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays strokes a game-tying RBI double off the Mets' Billy Wagner in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera pumps his fist after
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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera pumps his fist after getting the final out in the top of the ninth inning in the All Star Game at Yankee Stadium.

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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera pumps his fist after
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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera pumps his fist after getting the final out of the top of the ninth inning.

The American League's Evan Longoria hits a ground-rule
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The American League's Evan Longoria hits a ground-rule double to left off Billy Wagner to tie the score at 3-3 in the eighth inning.

The NL bench looks on with the All-Star
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The NL bench looks on with the All-Star Game tied 3-3 in the 10th inning.

David Wright of the Mets walks back to
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David Wright of the Mets walks back to the National League dugout after striking out in the 11th inning.

The American League's Dioner Navarro is tagged out
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The American League's Dioner Navarro is tagged out at home plate by NL catcher Russell Martin on a throw from centerfield by Nate McLouth in the 11th inning.

NL catcher Russell Martin tags out the American
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NL catcher Russell Martin tags out the American League's Dioner Navarro, who was trying to score the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning. (July 15, 2008)

David Wright reacts after hitting a broken-bat single
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David Wright reacts after hitting a broken-bat single in the 13th inning of the All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium.

The Mets' David Wright hits a broken-bat single
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The Mets' David Wright hits a broken-bat single in the 13th inning.

David Wright is forced out at second base
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David Wright is forced out at second base by AL second baseman Ian Kinsler in the 13th inning.