From the Vault: 2014 Eastern League All-Star Game

By Garett Mansfield

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Why it mattered

The 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop was the second all-star game hosted by the Altoona Curve and the most recent. A healthy crowd of 6,055 fans saw the Western Divison All-Stars down the Eastern Division All-Stars by a 5-2 score. Erie’s Steven Moya had the biggest swing of the night with a grand slam to right field in the fifth inning to secure MVP honors. The win for the Western Division improved the Curve’s division to 2-0 in all-star games held in Altoona.

Now six years later, 29 players that were 2014 all-stars have gone on to play at least one Major League Baseball game. Two of those players, Francisco Lindor and Gary Sanchez, have been all-stars at the big league level as well.

Key Plays

21:20 – Derrik Gibson solo homer (Eastern 1, Western 0)
33:09 – Michael Taylor RBI single (Western 1, Eastern 1)
1:04:40 – Steven Moya grand slam (Western 5, Eastern 1)
1:38:10 – Jon Berti RBI groundout (Western 5, Eastern 2)

Other Historic Replays

2013 Curve-Pirates Exhibition Game
Altoona hosts Stephen Strasburg’s MiLB debut for Harrisburg
Altoona Curve capture 2017 Eastern League Championship
Curve start 2015 playoffs with seven-run comeback win
Independence Day 2019: Curve walk off Erie
2006 Eastern League All-Star Game

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Akron RubberDucks infielder Francisco Lindor (middle) signs autographs for fans alongside Curve pitcher Adrian Sampson (right), who came two outs from the franchise’s first individual no-hitter just two days after the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Game. (Photo: David Monseur)

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