Welcome to the 28th Annual DMBL All-Star Game!

This year we prepare to play the 28th All-Star Game in league history -- a game pitting the top players from the Diamond Conference and the Micro Conference.  2012 was the first year that featured the conference matchups. Previously it had been the Hanover Division against the Morris Division, but with the league expansion, the DMBL chose to realign its two divisions into four.   In 1991 and 1992, there were only six and seven teams, and only one division.  The top players from those six or seven teams were pitted against the AL and NL All-Stars in a two game series.  In 1993, when the league expanded to 10 teams, the league was split into two divisions allowing for a better All-Star game format.

This year's game was all pitching, except for one little, itty bitty hit... Tucson's Max Scherzer, starting his second straight All-Star contest, shut down the Micro team early on with 2 no-hit innings. Justin Verlander got in trouble early with two runners on in the first, but managed to escape the situation and keep the game scoreless. It was all goose eggs until the fourth inning when Joe Musgrove walked the first two runners. Livingston's Omar Narvaez took Musgrove deep, scoring all three runners and giving Micro a 3-0 lead that they would never relinquish. After Verlander's early struggles, Micro's staff was dominant, allowing only one more hit and no walks throughout the game. Diamond's staff was almost as impressive, but the damage was done.

Narvaez's big hit earned him All-Star MVP honors. Narvaez also reached base after getting beaned by Scherzer in the second.


Previous All-Star Game Results

Year Results MVP
1991 Game 1 -- Micro League All-Stars 11, AL 5
Game 2 -- NL 10, Micro League 7
Ryne Sandberg, Aus.
1992 Game 1 -- Micro League 3, NL 2
Game 2 -- AL 8, Micro League 4
Kirby Puckett, Col.
1993 Morris 11, Hanover 4 Darren Daulton, Van.
Barry Bonds, Ark. (Co-MVPs)
1994 Morris 7, Hanover 3 Randy Johnson, Wai.
1995 Strike -- no season  
1996 Hanover 11, Morris 8 Albert Belle, Aus.
1997 Morris 4, Hanover 1 Ken Caminiti, Col.
1998 Morris 3, Hanover 1 Juan Gonzalez, Ark.
1999 Morris 3, Hanover 2 John Olerud, Ark.
2000 Hanover 8, Morris 4 Mike Piazza, Haw.
2001 Hanover 6, Morris 5 Chipper Jones, Nwk.
2002 Hanover 6, Morris 5 Manny Ramirez, Nwk.
2003 Hanover 7, Morris 1 Tim Salmon, Stp.
2004 Morris 7, Hanover 3 Matthew LeCroy, Phi.
2005 Morris 3, Hanover 2, 12 inn Johan Santana, Phi.
2006 Morris 15, Hanover 7 Travis Hafner, Car.
2007 Hanover 8, Morris 3 Marlon Anderson, Nwk.
2008 Morris 13, Hanover 1 Prince Fielder, BR
2009 Hanover 6, Morris 5, 17 inn. Mariano Rivera, Mar.
2010 Morris 2, Hanover 1 Carlos Gonzalez, Hil.
2011 Hanover 9, Morris 6 Robinson Cano, NJ
2012 Micro 2, Diamond 0 Ben Zobrist, BR
2013 Diamond 7, Micro 6 Prince Fielder, RWD
2014 Diamond 4, Micro 3 Carlos Gonzalez, LIV
2015 Micro 4, Diamond 1 Collin McHugh, POO
2016 Micro 2, Diamond 0 Ryan Braun, SCS
2017 Diamond 12, Micro 4 Mark Trumbo, PHI
2018 Diamond 4, Micro 3 Jose Ramirez, PHI
2019 Micro 3, Diamond 0 Omar Narvaez, LIV

This year's All-Star Team has been selected.  The leading vote getters by division and position (*ties were broken by commissioner's discretion):

Micro Conference Starters   Diamond Conference Starters
Position Player/Team Votes   Position Player/Team Votes
C
Omar Narvaez, LIV
5   C
JT Realmuto, TUC
7
1B
Max Muncy, ALN
6   1B
Daniel Murphy, PHI
5
2B
Miguel Rojas, HIL
4   2B
Jose Altuve, TUC
6
3B
Justin Turner, MAR
5   3B
Nolan Arenado, TUC
4
SS
Gleyber Torres, HIL
7   SS
Francisco Lindor, BR
6
OF
Mike Trout, ALN
7   OF
Aaron Judge, EC
8
OF
Christian Yelich, SCS
6   OF
Michael Brantley, ARK
5
OF
Andrew Benintendi, EP
4   OF
Starling Marte, (BR)
5
DH
JD Martinez, VAN
8   DH
Nelson Cruz
3
SP
Justin Verlander, HIL
7   SP
Max Scherzer, TUC
9
RP
Sean Doolittle, VAN
7   RP
Aroldys Chapman, HPG
7
All-Star Bench
C Yadier Molina, ALN 2   C Mitch Garver, PHI 1
1B Freddie Freeman, POO 2   1B Carlos Santana, EC 2
2B Rougned Odor, VAN 2   3B Matt Carpenter, SF 3
SS Chris Taylor, MAR 1   SS Trevor Story, SF 3
OF Mookie Betts, LIV 3   OF Bryce Harper, HPG 2
OF Charlie Blackmon, VAN 2   DH Khris Davis, ARK 3
P Gerrit Cole, LIV 6   P Freddy Peralta, HBK 5
P Hyun Jin Ryu, LIV 6   P Joe Musgrove, SF 4
P Nate Eovaldi, POO 6   P Chris Sale, SF 3
P Jameson Taillon, SCS 3   P Rich Hill, EC 3
P Blake Treinen, LIV 7   P Josh Hader, TUC 6
P Edwin Diaz, EP 6   P Diego Castillo, HBK 4
P Brandon Morrow, ALN 4   P Adam Ottavino, HBK 4
P Jeurys Familia, ALN 4   P Taylor Cole, PHI 4

Voting Results:

Catcher

Micro:  JT Realmuto, TUC, 7; Mitch Garver, PHI, 1; Salvador Perez, HPG, 1.
Diamond:  Omar Narvaez, LIV, 5; Yadier Molina, ALN, 2; Kurt Suzuki, HIL, 1; John Hicks, SCS, 1.

First Base

Micro:  Max Muncy, ALN, 6; Freddie Freeman, POO, 2; Paul Goldschmidt, LIV, 1; Joey Gallo, HIL, 1.
Diamond:  Daniel Murphy, PHI, 1; Carlos Santana, EC, 2; Matt Olson, TUC, 1; Brandon Belt, SF, 1.

Second Base

Micro: Miguel Rojas, HIL, 4; Rougned Odor, VAN, 2; Lourdes Gurriel, EP, 1; Adam Frazier, LIV, 1.
Diamond:  Jose Altuve, TUC, 6; Robinson Cano, HPG, 1; Whit Merrifield, HBK, 1.

Third Base

Micro:  Justin Turner, MAR, 5; Kris Bryant, HIL, 1; Matt Chapman, LIV, 1; Manny Machado, ALN, 1; Anthony Rendon, VAN, 1; .
Diamond:  Nolan Arenado, TUC, 4; Matt Carpenter, SF, 3; Miguel Andujar, HPG, 1.

Shortstop

Micro:  Gleyber Torres, HIL, 7; Chris Taylor, MAR, 1.
Diamond:  Francisco Lindor, BR, 6; Jorge Polanco, HBK, 1; Jean Segura, PHI, 1.

Outfield

Micro: Mike Trout, ALN, 7; Christian Yelich, SCS, 6; Andrew Benintendi, EP, 4; Mookie Bettts, LIV, 3; Charlie Blackmon, VAN, 2; Ronald Acuna, EP, 1; Cody Bellinger, SCS, 1; Mitch Haniger, MAR< 1; Nick Markakis, LIV, 1; Eddie Rosario, HIL, 1.
Diamond: Aaron Judge, EC, 8; Starling Marte, (BR), 5; Michael Brantley, ARK, 5; Bryce Harper, HPG, 2; Lorenzo Cain, ARK, 2; David Peralta, (BR), 2; Michael Conforto, PHI, 1; Rhys Hoskins, PHI, 1; Mallex Smith, TUC, 1.

Designated Hitter

Micro: JD Martinez, VAN, 8; Xander Bogaerts, POO, 1.
Diamond: Nelson Cruz, TUC, 3; Trevor Story, SF, 3; Khris Davis, ARK, 3.

Starting Pitchers

Micro: Justin Verlander, HIL, 7; Hyun Jin Ryu, LIV, 6; Gerrit Cole, LIV, 6; Nate Eovaldi, POO, 6; Jameson Taillon, SCS, 3; Cory Kluber, SCS, 3; Zach Wheeler, LIV, 2; Luis Castillo, VAN, 2; Jacob deGrom, LIV, 2; Walker Buehler, EP, 1; Noah Syndergaard, LIV, 1; Wade Miley, MAR, 1; Trevor Williams, EP, 1; Carlos Martinez, HIL, 1; Blake Snell, HIL, 1; Luis Severino, MAR, 1.
Diamond: Max Scherzer, TUC, 9; Freddy Peralta, HBK, 5; Joe Musgrove, SF, 4; Chris Sale, SF, 3; Rich Hill, EC, 2; Andrew Heaney, PHI, 2; Madison Bumgarner, TUC, 2; Trevor Bauer, PHI, 2; Clay Buchholz, PHI, 2; Masahiro Tanaka, PHI, 2; Clayton Kershaw, HBK, 2; Dallas Keuchel, ARK, 1; Marcus Stroman, ARK, 1; Kyle Gibson, SF, 1; Zack Greinke, PHI, 1; Steven Strasburg, HPG, 1; Brad Keller, ARK, 1; Jack Flaherty, HBK, 1.

Relief Pitchers

Micro: Blake Treinen, LIV, 7; Sean Doolittle, VAN, 7; Edwin Diaz, EP, 6; Jeurys Familia, ALN, 4; Brandon Morrow, ALN, 4; Dellin Betances, MAR, 2; Jace Fry, POO, 2; Will Smith, VAN, 2; Oliver Perez, MAR, 1; Sam Dyson, VAN, 1; Matt Barnes, POO, 1; Collin McHugh, EP, 1; Raisel Iglesias, HIL, 1; Chad Green, MAR, 1; Carl Edwards, POO, 1; TJ McFarland, SCS, 1.
Diamond: Aroldis Chapman, HPG, 7; Josh Hader, TUC, 6; Diego Castillo, HBK, 4; Adam Ottavino, HBK, 4; Taylor Cole, PHI, 4; Matt Strahm, ARK, 3; Roberto Osuna, (BR), 3; David Hernandez, SF, 2; Brad Hand, ARK, 2; Jonathan Holder, ARK, 1; Richard Bleier, EC, 1; Craig Kimbrel, TUC, 1; Matt Grace, BR, 1; Wade Davis, BR, 1; Adam Conley, ARK, 1; Jose Castillo, HBK, 1; Felipe Vazquez, EC, 1; Jordan Hicks, EC, 1.