1991 AAA All-Star Game
The 1991 AAA All-Star Game took place on July 10, 1991. The fourth AAA All-Star Game was played at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY. The game would set a record for attendance for the AAA All-Star Game, that still stands today, with 20,725 fans showing up.
The National League would be the home team for the second straight year with the host team, Louisville Redbirds, being the top affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The NL squad would be managed by Tucson Toros manager Bob Skinner with coaches Steve Swisher (Tidewater Tides) and Pete Mackanin (Nashville Sounds). The visiting AL would be led by Sal Rende of the Omaha Royals. His coaches would be Greg Biagini of the Rochester Red Wings and Max Oliveras of the Edmonton Trappers. The game would be aired on the Prime Network with Jay Randolph and Bobby Murcer calling the game.
After a scoreless first both teams got on the board in the second with the AL jumping out to an early 2-1 lead. Neither team would score again until the sixth when both teams would add another run to their total. The AL would score again in the 8th to take a 4-2 lead. But in the bottom of the inning the NL came back with a four run inning led by a Gary Cooper two-run double to take a 6-4 lead. The AL fought back with a run in the 9th but that was all they could manage as they lost 6-5. The win went to Armando Reynoso, the loss to Tom Edens and the save to Mike Christopher. Andujar Cedeno hit the only home run of the game.
The Stars of Stars awards were given to one player from each minor league, NL prospects won two of the awards. Jim Olander of the Denver Bears won the award for the American Association for going 2-2 with a run scored and a RBI. Gary Cooper of the Tucson Toros won the Pacific Coast League award for his two run double in the 8th. The International League honor went to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons third baseman Steve Scarsone who went 3-4 with an RBI.
|Ruben Amaro, Jr.||LF||Edmonton Trappers||1||Kenny Lofton||CF||Tucson Toros|
|Scott Livingstone||3B||Toledo Mud Hens||2||Rey Sanchez||SS||Iowa Cubs|
|Tino Martinez||1B||Calgary Cannons||3||John Vander Wal||RF||Indianapolis Indians|
|Luis Medina||DH||Colorado Springs Sky Sox||4||Terry Lee||1B||Nashville Sounds|
|Lee Stevens||RF||Edmonton Trappers||5||Darren Lewis||LF||Phoenix Firebirds|
|Tim McIntosh||C||Denver Zephyrs||6||Chris Donnels||3B||Tidewater Tides|
|Jim Olander||CF||Denver Zephyrs||7||Steve Scarsone||DH||Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons|
|Monty Fariss||2B||Oklahoma City 89ers||8||Todd Hundley||C||Tidewater Tides|
|Eddie Zosky||SS||Syracuse Chiefs||9||Andres Santana||2B||Phoenix Firebirds|
|Denny Neagle||P||Portland Beavers||SP||Rick Reed||P||Buffalo Bisons|
|AAA All-Star Game|