Welcome to the 27th Annual DMBL All-Star Game!

This year we prepare to play the 27th 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 new 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.

Tucson's Max Scherzer came out dealing for the Diamond Conference, striking out 4 in his 2 innings of work. Sardine City's Corey Kluber, was not so lucky, as Diamond got to him early in the 2nd. Aaron Judge led off with a double. Bryce Harper drove him home and Jose Ramirez followed it up with an RBI double. It was looking like a pitcher's duel for the rest of the game, but in the sixth, Zack Greinke gave up back-to-back-to-back home runs to Mike Trout, Freddie Freeman, and Miguel Sano. Jose Ramirez got Greinke off the hook with a 2-run homer in the 7th, giving Diamond the lead back. Felipe Rivero sent down the Micro batters in order in the 9th to earn the save.

Ramirez's heroics earned him the All-Star MVP trophy. It's the second straight MVP award for a Green Rage player and the second straight win by Diamond Conference.


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

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
Tyler Flowers, SCS
3   C
Buster Posey, ARK
4
1B
Eric Hosmer, SCS
3   1B
Joey Votto, HPG
4
2B
Eric Sogard, SCS
2   2B
Austin Barnes, HBK
4
3B
Kris Bryant, HIL
3   3B
Jose Ramirez, PHI
6
SS
Carlos Correa, LIV
4   SS
Zack Cozart, HBK
5
OF
JD Martinez, VAN
7   OF
Aaron Judge, EC
6
OF
Mike Trout, ALN
6   OF
Bryce Harper, HPG
4
OF
Eddie Rosario, HIL
3   OF
Michael Conforto, PHI
3
DH
Giancarlo Stanton, MAR
5   DH
Ryan Zimmerman, HPG
2
SP
Cory Kluber, SCS
7   SP
Max Scherzer, TUC
6
RP
Andrew Miller, SCS
7   RP
Craig Kimbrel, TUC
6
All-Star Bench
C Wellington Castillo, POO 2   C Gary Sanchez, HPG 2
1B Paul Goldschmidt, LIV 2   1B Anthony Rizzo, ARK 2
1B Freddie Freeman, POO 1   2B Jose Altuve, TUC 1
SS Didi Gregorius, ALN 1   SS Francisco Lindor, BR 1
OF Mookie Betts, HIL 2   OF Yoenis Cespedes, HPG 2
DH Miguel Sano, HIL 2   OF Justin Upton, PHI 2
P Carlos Martinez, HIL 6   P Michael Fulmer, PHI 6
P Aaron Nola, VAN 6   P Chris Sale, SF 6
P Luis Severino, MAR 6   P Steven Strasburg, HPG 5
P Luis Castilo, VAN* 4   P Zack Greinke, PHI 4
P Chad Green, MAR 5   P Kenly Jansen, SF 5
P Wade Davis, HIL 4   P Brandon Morrow, ARK 4
P Shane Greene, HIL 4   P Ken Giles, ARK 3
P Archie Bradley, EP 3   P Felipe Rivero, HBK 3
*Injury Replacements
P Justin Verlander, LIV  

Voting Results:

Catcher

Micro:  Tyler Flowers, SCS, 3; Wellington Castillo, POO, 2; Wilson Contreras, LIV, 1; Yadier Molina, ALN, 1.
Diamond:  Buster Posey, ARK, 4; Gary Sanchez, HPG, 2; Omar Narvaez, PHI, 1.

First Base

Micro:  Eric Hosmer, SCS, 3; Paul Goldschmidt, LIV, 2; Freddie Freeman, POO, 1; Jose Martinez, VAN, 1.
Diamond:  Joey Votto, HPG, 4 Anthony Rizzo, ARK, 2.

Second Base

Micro: Eric Sogard, SCS, 2; Brian Dozier, POO, 2; Jonathan Schoop, VAN, 2; Ian Happ, HIL, 1.
Diamond:  Austin Barnes, HBK, 4; Daniel Murphy, PHI, 2; Jose Altuve, TUC, 1.

Third Base

Micro:  Kris Bryant, HIL, 4; Josh Donaldson, POO, 1; Manny Machado, ALN, 1; Anthony Rendon, VAN, 1; .
Diamond:  Jose Ramirez, PHI, 6; Kyle Seager, BR, 1.

Shortstop

Micro:  Carlos Correa, LIV, 4; Didi Gregorius, ALN, 1; Corey Seager, SCS, 1; Justin Turner, MAR, 1.
Diamond:  Zack Cozart, HBK, 1; Elvis Andrus, EC, 1; Francisco Lindor, BR, 1.

Outfield

Micro: J.D. Martinez, VAN; 7; Mike Trout, ALN, 6; Eddie Rosario, HIL, 3; Mookie Bettts, HIL, 2; Jay Bruce, LIV, 1; George Springer, SCS, 1; Christian Yelich, SCS, 1.
Diamond: Aaron Judge, EC, 6; Bryce Harper, HPG, 4; Michael Conforto, PHI, 3; Yoenis Cespedes, HPG, 2; Justin Upton, PHI, 2; Yasiel Puig, ARK, 2; Avisail Garcia, TUC, 1; Marcell Ozuna, TUC, 1.

Designated Hitter

Micro: Giancarlo Stanton, MAR, 5; Miguel Sano, HIL, 2.
Diamond: Marwin Gonzalez, HPG, 2; Ryan Zimmerman, HPG, 2; Matt Adams, SF, 1; Scooter Gennett, PHI, 1; Justin Smoak, ARK, 1.

Starting Pitchers

Micro: Cory Kluber, SCS, 7; Carlos Martinez, HIL, 6; Luis Severino, MAR, 6; Aaron Nola, VAN, 5; Luis Castillo, VAN, 4; Justin Verlander, LIV, 3; Jose Berrios, HIL, 1; Carlos Carrasco, HIL, 1; Charlie Morton, MAR, 1; Blake Snell, HIL, 1.
Diamond: Michael Fulmer, PHI, 6; Chris Sale, SF, 6; Max Scherzer, TUC, 6; Steven Strasburg, HPG, 5; Zack Greinke, PHI, 4; Marcus Stroman, ARK, 3; Madison Bumgarner, TUC, 2; Clayton Kershaw, HBK, 1; Lance McCullers, EC, 1; Erasmo Ramirez, HBK, 1.

Relief Pitchers

Micro: Andrew Miller, SCS, 7; Chad Green, MAR, 5; Wade Davis, HIL, 4; Shane Greene, HIL, 4; Archie Bradley, EP, 3; Sean Doolittle, VAN, 3; Dellin Betances, MAR, 2; Keone Kela, SCS, 2; David Robertson, ALN, 2; Steve Cishek, EP, 1; Trevor Hildenberger, HIL, 1; Juan Nicasio, VAN, 1.
Diamond: Craig Kimbrel, TUC, 6; Kenley Jansen, SF, 5; Brandon Morrow, ARK, 4; Ken Giles, ARK, 3; Felipe Rivero, HBK, 3; Aroldys Chapman, HPG, 3; Yusmeiro Petit, PHI, 3; Tyler Lyons, HPG, 2; Matt Bowman, PHI, 1; Alex Claudio, HPG, 1; Josh Hader, TUC, 1; Brad Hand, ARK, 1; Tommy Hunter, PHI, 1; Roberto Osuna, BR, 1.