The MLB All-Star Game, also known as the Midsummer Classic, was first held in 1933 and has been played every year since except for 1945 when the game was canceled due to World War II travel restrictions. Many records have been set on the way to the 87th edition, which will be played Tuesday, July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego. Here are the ones currently owned by former Yankees and Mets.
Most wins: Lefty Gomez, Yankees
The lefthander holds the record for most career All-Star Game wins with seven, winning all of his appearances between 1933-39.
Youngest All-Star: Dwight Gooden, Mets
Gooden became the youngest ever All-Star after making his ASG debut on July 10, 1984, as a rookie at the age of 19 and 237 days.
Most strikeouts: Mickey Mantle, Yankees
Mantle struck out 17 times over the course of 16 All-Star Game appearances, more than any other player.
Most games managed: Casey Stengel, Yankees
Stengel holds several All-Star Game records, including most games managed with 10, all for the American League as manager of the Yankees. His other records are most losses as manager (six) and most consecutive years as manager, managing the AL from 1950-54.
Longest All-Star Game: Yankee Stadium
The 2008 All-Star game, held at the original Yankee Stadium in its final year of operation, was the longest Midsummer Classic ever, tying a record of 15 innings played over a record four hours and 50 minutes.
Most times hosting World Series and All-Star Game in same year: Yankees
The Yankees have done so three times -- in 1939, 1960 and 1977. The Yankees won the World Series in 1939 and 1977 but lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960. The AL was just 1-2 in those years, winning in 1939.
Most saves: Mariano Rivera, Yankees
Rivera closed out four games in 13 appearances, all representing the American League on behalf of the Yankees.
Most doubles: Dave Winfield, Yankees
Winfield hit seven doubles in 12 All-Star Game appearances.