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#2. Act 2: 1992 All-Star Game
Despite the game being a blowout win, 13-6 for the American League, San Diego started a first that midsummer classic at “The Murph”. For the first time during All-Star week, the Padres opened the gates to the public (then free of charge) for the batting practice sessions the day before the All-Star Game. The pre gameday festivity is still used today.
A younger Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. went 3-for-3 in the 1992 All-Star Game with a home run, double, two runs and two RBI.
Last but not least, the Padres that year with their home crowd had something to cheer for with a stacked roster of Padre All-Stars Tony Gwynn, Tony Fernandez, “Crime Dog” Fred McGriff, Benito Santiago and Gary Sheffield.