Top 5 Most Memorable Cubs All-Star Moments: #5 - 1990: Wrigley Field hosts Midsummer Classic
It was a rainy Tuesday evening on the North Side when the American League shut out the National League in the 1990 MLB All-Star Game. A seventh-inning rain delay caused CBS to air Rescue 911 to blanket the dead air. Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Oakland Athletics outfielder Jose Conseco and Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg were their respective league leaders for fan votes.
Interestingly enough, this is the only All-Star Game to feature two players bearing the same name. Baltimore Orioles pitcher Gregg Olson and the Atlanta Braves catcher Greg Olson were selected. The National League registered just two hits in a 2-0 loss. As of today, that is the fewest hits ever for an All-Star squad.
Rumors have swirled about the Midsummer Classic returning to Wrigley Field, with an opportunity possible as soon as 2025. Obviously, the Friendly Confines are quite different than they were over three decades ago - and is far better suited for baseball's marquee event. With the confluence of certain weather conditions, a Home Run Derby at Clark and Addison would be a summer treat.