May 19, 2012 5:21 PM

All-Star Game memories: 1981

Aug. 9, 1981 National League 5, American League 4 Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland This All-Star Game literally came between the first and second half of the baseball season. There was a players’ strike from June 12 to July 31, so baseball decided to have a first half and second half of the season. So this game was the kickoff to the second half of the season. Pittsburgh’s Dave Parker hit a solo homer in the fifth inning off the the A’s Mike Norris to give the National League a 2-1 lead. But the American League pushed across three runs in the sixth against the Dodgers’ Burt Hooton

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