1958 All-Star Game Play by Play

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"(Turk) Farrell walked (Mickey) Mantle, the first batter he faced, then retired the next six, four of them on strikes, as the crowd expressed its admiration for his blazing fastball." - The Midsummer Classic (2002)
1958 All-Star Game

A Play-by-Play Account

NL STARS 1ST: Mays singled; Skinner lined to Jensen; Musial singled to Jensen [Mays to third]; Aaron hit a sacrifice fly to Mantle [Mays scored]; Banks was hit by a pitch [Musial to second]; Thomas walked [Musial to third, Banks to second]; Turley threw a wild pitch [Musial scored, Banks to third, Thomas to second]; Mazeroski lined to Cerv; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. NL Stars 2, AL Stars 0.

AL STARS 1ST: Fox reached on an error by Banks; Mantle singled [Fox to third]; Jensen grounded into a double play (Thomas to Mazeroski to Musial) [Fox scored (unearned), Mantle out at second]; Cerv singled to Mays; Skowron flied to Aaron; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 2, AL Stars 1.

NL STARS 2ND: Crandall flied to Cerv; Spahn walked; Mays forced Spahn (Malzone to Fox); Mays stole second [Mays to third (error by Triandos)]; Skinner singled to Cerv [Mays scored]; NARLESKI REPLACED TURLEY (PITCHING); Musial popped to Fox; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 1.

AL STARS 2ND: Malzone flied to Skinner; Triandos singled to Mays; Aparicio forced Triandos (Mazeroski to Banks); Narleski singled to Mays [Aparicio to second]; Fox singled to Skinner [Aparicio scored, Narleski to second]; Mantle flied to Mays; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 2.

NL STARS 3RD: Aaron walked; Banks popped to Fox; Thomas singled to Jensen [Aaron to second]; Mazeroski grounded into a double play (Malzone to Fox to Skowron) [Thomas out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 2.

AL STARS 3RD: Jensen flied to Skinner; Cerv flied to Aaron; Skowron grounded out (Spahn to Musial); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 2.

NL STARS 4TH: Crandall flied to Cerv; BLASINGAME BATTED FOR SPAHN; Blasingame flied to Mantle; Mays popped to Skowron in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 2.

AL STARS 4TH: FRIEND REPLACED BLASINGAME (PITCHING); Malzone popped to Banks; Triandos popped to Crandall in foul territory; Aparicio grounded out (Thomas to Musial); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 2.

NL STARS 5TH: Skinner reached on an error by Fox; Musial popped to Aparicio; Aaron flied to Mantle; Banks grounded out (Aparicio to Skowron); Umpires moved: Conlan (hp), McKinley (1b), Gorman (2b), Rommel (3B); the outfield umpires did not move; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 2.

AL STARS 5TH: VERNON BATTED FOR NARLESKI; Vernon singled to Aaron; Fox singled to Aaron [Vernon to second]; Mantle walked [Vernon to third, Fox to second]; Jensen grounded out (Mazeroski to Musial) [Vernon scored, Fox to third, Mantle to second]; Cerv was walked intentionally; Skowron grounded into a double play (Banks to Mazeroski to Musial) [Cerv out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 3.

NL STARS 6TH: WYNN REPLACED VERNON (PITCHING); Thomas popped to Triandos in foul territory; Mazeroski grounded out (Fox to Skowron); Crandall lined to Cerv; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 3.

AL STARS 6TH: Malzone singled to Skinner; BERRA BATTED FOR TRIANDOS; Berra popped to Thomas; WILLIAMS BATTED FOR APARICIO; Williams reached on an error by Thomas [Malzone to second]; MCDOUGALD BATTED FOR WYNN; McDougald singled [Malzone scored (unearned), Williams to second]; JACKSON REPLACED FRIEND (PITCHING); Fox grounded into a double play (Banks to Mazeroski to Musial) [McDougald out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 4.

NL STARS 7TH: MCDOUGALD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); WILLIAMS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); BERRA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); O'DELL REPLACED CERV (PITCHING); LOGAN BATTED FOR JACKSON; Logan lined to Williams; Mays grounded out (McDougald to Skowron); WALLS BATTED FOR SKINNER; Walls grounded out (Fox to Skowron); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 4.

AL STARS 7TH: WALLS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); FARRELL REPLACED LOGAN (PITCHING); Mantle walked; Jensen was called out on strikes; O'Dell out on a sacrifice bunt (Thomas to Mazeroski) [Mantle to second]; Skowron struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 4.

NL STARS 8TH: Musial grounded out (McDougald to Skowron); Aaron grounded out (McDougald to Skowron); Banks struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 4.

AL STARS 8TH: Malzone was called out on strikes; Berra grounded out (Banks to Musial); Williams struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 4.

NL STARS 9TH: KALINE REPLACED WILLIAMS (PLAYING LF); Thomas popped to Berra in foul territory; Mazeroski struck out; Crandall popped to Fox; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 3, AL Stars 4.

End of 1958 All-Star Game Play-by-Play


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