Cleveland Indians: Top 4 All-Star Game performances of all time

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Shane Bieber, P 2019

The strength of the Cleveland Indians’ starting rotation looks strong, thanks to the Tribe’s development of young pitchers such as Shane Bieber, who made the All-Star team in just his second season.

Bieber made mid-summer classic history by striking out the side for the American League, becoming the second-player in MLB history to strike out the side in his home park during his first All-Star game. Bobby Shantz accomplished the fete in 1952, pitching for the Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park, according to STATS.

There was no clear cut winner for the MVP award. Michael Brantley could’ve got it for his RBI double, or Joey Gallo for his home run.

Instead, it went to Beiber, who had the game’s most valuable moment, striking out the side with the Progressive Field faithful chanting “Bieber, Bieber, Beiber.”

Bieber struck out the side just after Reds’ pitcher Luis Castillo came within a strike of doing the same in the previous half inning.

Bieber was an injury replacement, and there’s no doubt he’ll go down in Indians’ lore for his historic outing.