1958 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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1958 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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National League210000000342
American League11001100X492
DateJuly 8, 1958
VenueMemorial Stadium
CityBaltimore, Maryland
ManagersNational League - Fred Haney (MIL)
American League - Casey Stengel (NYY)
Attendance48,829
First pitchRichard Nixon
TelevisionNBC
TV announcersMel Allen and Al Helfer
RadioNBC
Radio announcersBob Neal and Ernie Harwell
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1958 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
123456789RHE
National League210000000342
American League11001100X492
DateJuly 8, 1958
VenueMemorial Stadium
CityBaltimore, Maryland
ManagersNational League - Fred Haney (MIL)
American League - Casey Stengel (NYY)
Attendance48,829
First pitchRichard Nixon
TelevisionNBC
TV announcersMel Allen and Al Helfer
RadioNBC
Radio announcersBob Neal and Ernie Harwell
1957Major League Baseball All-Star Game1959 (first game) >

The 1958 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 25th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 8, 1958, at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland the home of the Baltimore Orioles of the American League. This was the first Major League Baseball All-Star Game to pass without an extra base hit.[1] This means all of the runs were initially singles before being batted into home.

This was a Diamond Jubilee game. The opening pitch was made by then-U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon, who was to become President 10 years later. 48,829 people were in attendance. The game was broadcast on the American television network, NBC.

The first hit of the game occurred in the first inning when legendary center fielder Willie Mays made the first hit and eventually was batted into home.[2] The last scoring was in the sixth inning when the American League team took the lead after an error by Frank Thomas, ordinarily third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates, led to a single by Gil McDougald, who ordinarily plays for the New York Yankees but was playing for the American League team in this game.

Several players were named to the team but did not play. These include, for the American League, Billy Pierce, Tony Kubek, Harvey Kuenn, Shem Lollar, Rocky Bridges, Ryne Duren, Whitey Ford, and Elston Howard. In the National League team, Johnny Antonelli, Richie Ashburn, George Crowe, Eddie Mathews, Don McMahon, Walt Moryn, Johnny Podres, Bob Purkey, and Bob Schmidt were named to the team but did not play.

Opening Lineups[edit]

American LeagueNational League
PlayerTeamPosPlayerTeamPos
Nellie FoxChicago White Sox 2BWillie MaysSan Francisco Giants CF
Mickey MantleNew York Yankees CFBob SkinnerPittsburgh Pirates LF
Jackie JensenBoston Red Sox RFStan MusialSt. Louis Cardinals OF
Bob CervKansas City Athletics LFHenry AaronMilwaukee Braves RF
Bill SkowronNew York Yankees   1BErnie BanksChicago Cubs SS
Frank MalzoneBoston Red Sox 3BFrank ThomasPittsburgh Pirates 3B
Gus TriandosBaltimore Orioles CBill MazeroskiPittsburgh Pirates 2B
Luis AparicioChicago White Sox SSDel CrandallMilwaukee Braves   C
Bob TurleyNew York Yankees   PWarren SpahnMilwaukee Braves   P

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Rosters[edit]

Umpires[edit]

PositionUmpire
Home PlateEddie Rommel
First BaseTom Gorman
Second BaseBill McKinley
Third BaseJocko Conlan
Left FieldFrank Umont
Right FieldFrank Secory

Line Score[edit]

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National210000000342
American11001100X492
WP: Early Wynn (1-0)   LP: Bob Friend (0-1)   Sv: Billy O'Dell (1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1958 All-Star Game". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/history/mlb_asgrecaps_story_headline.jsp?story_page=recap_1958
  3. ^ "Tuesday, July 8, 1958". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved April 20, 2010.