Minnesota Senior Men's Amateur Baseball Association
2004 All-Star Game
July 14 , 2004
Loretto, Minnesota
 7:00 pm

Final Score

Runs Hits Errors
Metro League All Stars 5 10 3
River Valley League All Stars 2 6 3


Pre Game


"Rhubarb !!"

Starting Pitchers


"Let's Reason"

"Getting Started"

"Pinch Hit"

"In Your Face ??"

"Drawing a Bead"

"You Ready ?"

"Two Big Dudes"

"Mighty Swing"


"The Dark One ?"

"First RV Run"

"Chin Music"

"Legging it out"

"Metro First"

"Getting Late !"

"Line 'Em Up"

"Thru the Middle"

"Careful Paul"

"Post Game Camaraderie"

Game Hi-Lites

Chuck Kennedy of the Le Center Braves opened the game with a single off Metro League starter, Bruce Carter. Jerry Peer walked to set the stage for single by New Prague's Joe Hoffman to drive in Kennedy giving the River Valley team a 1 - 0 lead

Metro pitcher, Jerry Hershey of the host Loretto Sox singled to open the bottom half of the third inning. Sam Rosenstein of the Minneapolis Adrians and Steve Hahn of the St. Louis Park Cardinals both reached on errors. Hershey and Rosenstein scored on a hard single by Anoka's Jay Johnson to give the Metro team the lead from which they were never headed. Hahn scored in the same inning on a sacrifice fly by his teammate, Cardinal First Baseman, Dan Webster to give the Metro team a 3 - 1 lead which was all they would need to win this game.

In the 4th, New Hope Bandit, Merle Flaming drove home his fellow Bandit, Mike Lehr who had earlier singled to increase the lead to 4  - 1 and again in the 7th, Flaming singled home Roberto Castruita of the Minneapolis Bombers who had also singled to end the scoring for the Metro team and establish the score at 5 - 1.

Dave Johnson of the Eden Prairie Lion's Tap walked to start the 9th, but was erased by a fielder's choice on Le Center's Tim Palmquist. Palmquist moved to third as Webster's Frank Shima reached on an error and scored on a hit by St. Peter's Jim Sullivan to make the score 5 - 2.  River Valley mounted a brief rally in the 10th as Kennedy led off with a double and Bloomington Eagle Jerry Peer reached on an error, but Loretto's Tim Doboszenski slammed the door and held on for the "City Boys" as they avenged last year's loss to the "Boys from South of the River".

2004 All-Star Roster

Metro Team

Mgr Pete Chubb St. Louis Park Cardinals
Coach Mick Pulsifer St. Louis Park Cardinals
OF Mike Lehr New Hope Bandits
OF/IF Merle Flaming New Hope Bandits
OF Jay Johnson Anoka Tornados
1B Dan Webster St. Louis Park Cardinals
SS Steve Hahn St. Louis Park Cardinals
IF/OF Marshall Werden Loretto Sox
P/IF Jerry Hershey Loretto Sox
OF Tim Doboszenski Loretto Sox

Brian Hall

Shoreview Hawks

Sam Rosenstein

Minneapolis Adrians

Bruce Carter

Minneapolis Adrians

Tony Krick

Eden Prairie Padres

Paul Lucktenberg

Eden Prairie Padres

John Steffens

Mayer Mudcatz

Roberto Castruita

Minneapolis Bombers

Jack Weber

Minneapolis Bombers

River Valley Team

Mgr Tom Preston New Prague Robins
Coach Brad Busch New Prague Robins
P/IF Jerry Peer Bloomington Eagles
IF/OF Craig Esselman Bloomington Eagles
OF Joe Hoffman New Prague Robins
OF Pete Moulton St. Peter Saints
OF Jim Sullivan St. Peter Saints
IF Don "Boots" Randolph St. Peter Saints
OF Tim Palmquist Le Center Braves
SS Chuck Kennedy Le Center Braves
C Frank Shima Webster Rookies
OF Rob Krostue Webster Rookies
C/OF Dave Johnson Eden Prairie Lion's Tap
IF/OF Paul Tate Belle Plaine Grey Tigers
IF/P Joel Terrio Montgomery Loons