On August 9, 1981, coming back from the players strike, the largest crowd in All-Star Game history watches the National League defeat the American League, 5-4, at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. Playing in front of a throng of 72,086 fans, future Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter hits two home runs and is named the game’s MVP.

The crowd is also treated to the kissing bandit Morganna plants on a very willing hometown hero Len Barker,

Hard to believe this will be 40 years come August 9th……

The pitch that at the time ended the longest strike in professional sports history.

National League would win on a 2 run home run by Mike Schmidt. 10th win in a row for the NL and 18th of 19 games. Carter hit 2 dingers and Dave Parker another in what seemed like home run derby. Ken Singleton jacked one for the AL.

Hard to believe this will be 40 years come August 9th......  The pitch that at the time ended the longest strike in professional sports history.     Morris to Rose (Fisk catching