Denver, CO: One of the highlights of the MLB Season is the All Star Game & this year it would make it return after not having one due to COVID-19. The best in MLB would make their way to Coors Field for the 2021 MLB All Star game.
The Phillies would have 2 players in the All Star Game in Catcher JT Realmuto & Pitcher Zack Wheeler.
JT Realmuto would get the start in the All Star game and bat 7th
Realmuto would play 5 innings behind the plate and he would get the National League on the board with a Solo HR in the 5th
How the homerun sounded
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An interesting fact about the homerun by Realmuto, he is the first Phillies play to hit a homerun in the All Star Game since Mike Schmidt in 1981.
MLB would announce the Homerun by Realmuto would travel 430 FT.
Realmuto would join an exclusive club of Phillies players to hit a homerun in the All Star game which goes as follows
2021 – J.T. Realmuto
1981 – Mike Schmidt
1977 – Greg Luzinski
1967 – Dick Allen
1964 – Johnny Callison
Here are some of the best reactions to Realmuto hitting the homerun in the All Star Game
The Phillies other All Star Zack Wheeler would get into the game in the with 2 outs in the 9th inning with the National League down 5-2 * he would only throw 3 pitches and get the strikeout to end the inning. To be honest it would have made more sense for Wheeler to pitch to JT Realmuto but not sure with National League Manager Dave Roberts was thinking.