2006 AAA All-Star Game
The International League served as the home team. The IL All-Stars were managed by Larry Parrish of the hosting Toledo Mud Hens. His assistants were Ron Johnson of the Pawtucket Red Sox and Jeff Jones also of the Toledo Mud Hens. The Pacific Coast League team was managed by Mike Jirschele of the Omaha Royals. Alan Cockrell of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and Stan Kyles of the Nashville Sounds served as his coaches. The game was broadcast on ESPN2 with Jon Sciambi, Buck Martinez and Duke Castiglione calling the game.
International League pitchers dominated the game allowing only two hits and no runs over the course of the nine innings. On the International League side after Jorge Velandia scored on a wild pitch, Kevin Witt hit a two run homer to put them up 3-0. Witt also picked up an RBI double in the fifth. Kevin Barker and Ryan Raburn hit back to back solo homers in the seventh to score the final two runs for the IL. Heath Phillips of the Charlotte Knights got the win while the loss was given to Ben Hendrickson of the Nashville Sounds.
The Top Stars Awards were given to the game MVP from each team. The International League award went to Kevin Witt of the Durham Bulls who went 3-3 with a home run and 3 RBI. Rich Hill of the Iowa Cubs won the award for the PCL. Hill pitched the first two innings stuck out two and allowed one hit.
The game featured a number of future big leaguers including 2008 National League Rookie of the Year Award winner Geovany Soto, Howie Kendrick, Luke Scott, Nelson Cruz, James Loney, Stephen Drew, Ryan Ludwick and B.J. Upton.
|Pacific Coast League|
|Chris Denorfia||CF||Louisville Bats||1||Tony Gwynn, Jr.||CF||Nashville Sounds|
|Joe Thurston||2B||Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons||2||Howie Kendrick||2B||Salt Lake Bees|
|Josh Fields||3B||Charlotte Knights||3||Luke Scott||LF||Round Rock Express|
|Kevin Witt||1B||Durham Bulls||4||Nelson Cruz||RF||Nashville Sounds|
|Josh Rabe||LF||Rochester Red Wings||5||Larry Broadway||DH||New Orleans Zephyrs|
|Ernie Young||DH||Charlotte Knights||6||Justin Leone||3B||Portland Beavers|
|Ryan Ludwick||RF||Toledo Mud Hens||7||James Loney||1B||Las Vegas 51s|
|Shawn Riggans||C||Durham Bulls||8||Stephen Drew||SS||Tucson Sidewinders|
|Jorge Velandia||SS||Charlotte Knights||9||Geovany Soto||C||Iowa Cubs|
|Charlie Haeger||P||Charlotte Knights||SP||Rich Hill||P||Iowa Cubs|
|AAA All-Star Game|