1955 All-Star Game Play by Play

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1955 All-Star Game

A Play-by-Play Account

AL STARS 1ST: Kuenn singled to Ennis; Fox singled [Kuenn to third]; Roberts threw a wild pitch [Kuenn scored, Fox to second]; Williams walked; Mantle homered [Fox scored, Williams scored]; Berra lined to Ennis; Kaline grounded out (Mathews to Kluszewski); Vernon flied to Snider; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. AL Stars 4, NL Stars 0.

NL STARS 1ST: Schoendienst singled; Schoendienst was out trying to advance to second; the pitch got away from Berra, but he recovered in time; Ennis struck out (Berra to Vernon); Snider was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. AL Stars 4, NL Stars 0.

AL STARS 2ND: Finigan reached on an error by Mathews; Pierce out on a sacrifice bunt (Roberts to Schoendienst) [Finigan to second]; Kuenn lined to Snider; Fox lined to Schoendienst; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. AL Stars 4, NL Stars 0.

NL STARS 2ND: Kluszewski popped to Kuenn; Mathews popped to Finigan in foul territory; Mueller popped to Finigan in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. AL Stars 4, NL Stars 0.

AL STARS 3RD: Williams singled; Mantle flied to Snider; Berra grounded into a double play (Kluszewski to Banks to Roberts) [Williams out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. AL Stars 4, NL Stars 0.

NL STARS 3RD: Banks struck out; Crandall flied to Kaline; THOMAS BATTED FOR ROBERTS; Thomas popped to Vernon; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. AL Stars 4, NL Stars 0.

AL STARS 4TH: HADDIX REPLACED THOMAS (PITCHING); Kaline struck out; Vernon singled to Snider; Crandall allowed a passed ball [Vernon to second]; Finigan grounded out (Mathews to Kluszewski); JENSEN BATTED FOR PIERCE; Jensen popped to Banks; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. AL Stars 4, NL Stars 0.

NL STARS 4TH: WYNN REPLACED JENSEN (PITCHING); Schoendienst flied to Williams; MUSIAL BATTED FOR ENNIS; Musial struck out; Snider flied to Kaline; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. AL Stars 4, NL Stars 0.

AL STARS 5TH: MUSIAL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Kuenn grounded out (Mathews to Kluszewski); Fox grounded out (Haddix to Schoendienst to Kluszewski); Williams grounded out (Haddix to Kluszewski); Umpires moved: Summers (hp), Bogg (1b), Soar (2b), Barlick (3b), Runge (lf), Napp (rf); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. AL Stars 4, NL Stars 0.

NL STARS 5TH: Kluszewski doubled; Mathews flied to Kaline; Mueller singled to Williams [Kluszewski to third]; AARON RAN FOR MUELLER; Banks popped to Berra in foul territory; BURGESS BATTED FOR CRANDALL; Burgess popped to Fox [Aaron out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. AL Stars 4, NL Stars 0.

AL STARS 6TH: AARON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); BURGESS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); MAYS REPLACED SNIDER (PLAYING CF); LOGAN REPLACED BANKS (PLAYING SS); Mantle grounded out (Logan to Kluszewski); Berra singled to Aaron; Kaline doubled to Mathews [Berra to third]; Vernon grounded out (Kluszewski unassisted) [Berra scored, Kaline to third]; Finigan struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. AL Stars 5, NL Stars 0.

NL STARS 6TH: ROSEN REPLACED FINIGAN (PLAYING 3B); CARRASQUEL REPLACED KUENN (PLAYING SS); AVILA REPLACED FOX (PLAYING 2B); HODGES BATTED FOR HADDIX; Hodges singled to Mantle; Schoendienst flied to Kaline; Musial grounded into a double play (Wynn to Carrasquel to Vernon) [Hodges out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. AL Stars 5, NL Stars 0.

AL STARS 7TH: NEWCOMBE REPLACED HODGES (PITCHING); JACKSON REPLACED MATHEWS (PLAYING 3B); POWER BATTED FOR WYNN; Power popped to Kluszewski; Carrasquel singled to Jackson; Avila was called out on strikes; Williams flied to Mays; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. AL Stars 5, NL Stars 0.

NL STARS 7TH: FORD REPLACED POWER (PITCHING); SMITH REPLACED WILLIAMS (PLAYING LF); Mays singled to Smith; Kluszewski lined to Mantle; Jackson lined to Mantle; Aaron walked [Mays to second]; Logan singled to Kaline [Mays scored, Aaron to third]; LOPATA BATTED FOR BURGESS; Lopata reached on an error by Carrasquel [Aaron scored (unearned), Logan to second]; BAKER BATTED FOR NEWCOMBE; Baker flied to Mantle; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. AL Stars 5, NL Stars 2.

AL STARS 8TH: LOPATA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); JONES REPLACED BAKER (PITCHING); Mantle struck out; Berra popped to Lopata in foul territory; Kaline was hit by a pitch; Vernon walked [Kaline to second]; Rosen walked [Kaline to third, Vernon to second]; NUXHALL REPLACED JONES (PITCHING); Ford struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. AL Stars 5, NL Stars 2.

NL STARS 8TH: Schoendienst grounded out (Ford to Vernon); Musial grounded out (Avila to Vernon); Mays singled to Kaline; Kluszewski singled to Kaline [Mays to third]; Jackson singled to Kaline [Mays scored, Kluszewski to second]; SULLIVAN REPLACED FORD (PITCHING); Aaron singled to Kaline [Kluszewski scored (RBI) (error by Rosen), Jackson scored (error by Rosen), Aaron to second (error by Rosen)]; Logan grounded out (Carrasquel to Vernon); 3 R, 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. AL Stars 5, NL Stars 5.

AL STARS 9TH: Carrasquel singled to Musial; Avila out on a sacrifice bunt (Nuxhall to Schoendienst) [Carrasquel to second]; Smith walked; Mantle flied to Mays [Carrasquel to third]; Berra popped to Logan; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. AL Stars 5, NL Stars 5.

NL STARS 9TH: Lopata popped to Avila; Nuxhall flied to Kaline; Schoendienst singled to Mantle; Musial walked [Schoendienst to second]; Mays was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. AL Stars 5, NL Stars 5.

AL STARS 10TH: Kaline walked; Vernon struck out; Rosen was called out on strikes; Sullivan was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. AL Stars 5, NL Stars 5.

NL STARS 10TH: Kluszewski flied to Kaline; Jackson struck out; Aaron singled to Mantle; Logan was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. AL Stars 5, NL Stars 5.

AL STARS 11TH: Carrasquel flied to Mays; Avila walked; Smith was called out on strikes; Mantle singled to Musial [Avila to second]; Berra grounded out (Schoendienst to Kluszewski); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. AL Stars 5, NL Stars 5.

NL STARS 11TH: Lopata struck out; Nuxhall grounded out (Carrasquel to Vernon); Schoendienst grounded out (Avila to Vernon); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. AL Stars 5, NL Stars 5.

AL STARS 12TH: CONLEY REPLACED NUXHALL (PITCHING); Kaline struck out; Vernon struck out; Rosen struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. AL Stars 5, NL Stars 5.

NL STARS 12TH: Musial homered; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. AL Stars 5, NL Stars 6.

End of 1955 All-Star Game Play-by-Play


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