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June 20, 1993

July 13, 1993

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Seven Orioles were in uniform for the 42nd All-Star Game in Detroit in 1972. Only once since then has an American League team had more representatives at an All-Star Game (Oakland in 1975 with eight).

Frank Robinson was the game's Most Valuable Player. Jim Palmer and Mike Cuellar worked four near-flawless innings, and Brooks Robinson had a single and a magical play on Johnny Bench. Earl Weaver piloted the squad, Billy Hunter was third-base coach, and outfielder Don Buford was making his All-Star debut. Boog Powell was an elected starter that year, but didn't make the trip because of a wrist injury.

Dave Nightengale, then with the Chicago Daily News and now with The Sporting News, wrote about that game: "If nothing else, the 42nd All-Star renewal proved one thing -- the world champion Baltimore Orioles can still beat the National League."

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