On July 10, 1984, Fernando Valenzuela and Dwight Gooden set an All-Star Game record by combining to strike out six consecutive batters. Valenzuela and Gooden fan Dave Winfield, Reggie Jackson, George Brett, Lance Parrish, Chet Lemon, and Alvin Davis in succession.

Dwight Gooden is also the youngest pitcher to appear in an all-star game, 19 years, 7 months and 24 days.