On July 8, 1980 — At Dodger Stadium, the 51st All-Star Game features J.R. Richard (10-4) and Steve Stone (12-3) as the starters, with Richard going just two innings because of various back and shoulder problems he’s been having. The National League battles back to win its 9th consecutive Midsummer Classic, 4 – 2, pinning the loss on Dodger defector Tommy John. Reds outfielder Ken Griffey goes 2 for 3 with a solo home run to win the game’s MVP Award.