1951 All-Star Game

The National League continued it's momentum by winning their second All-Star Game in a row as well as setting an All-Star record by hitting four home runs to the American League's two.

Both teams were tied at 1-1 for the first three innings until Stan Musial established the National League's pace homering off of Eddie Lopat. One out later, Gil Hodges singled and Bob Elliott homered to left for a 4-1 National League lead. In a valiant effort, the American League came back to cut the lead to 4-3, but Gil Hodges answered with a two run homer in the sixth inning to make it 6-3. The National League scored yet another run in the seventh on a squeeze bunt by Jackie Robinson. In the eighth, Ralph Kiner dealt a final blow by hitting a two run homer. After two consecutive wins, the National League's confidence was rising and they had reduced the series deficit to 12-6.

"I think one of the most difficult things for anyone who's played baseball is to accept the fact that maybe the players today are playing just as well as ever." - Ralph Kiner
1951 All-Star Game

Ralph Kiner 1951 All-Star Card

Game Number

18

Date / Box Score

Location

Attendance ( Rank )

52,075

1 st Pitch

Not Awarded Until 1962

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Eddie Sawyer

Coaches

-

Ralph Perkins

1951 All-Star Game

Line Score

League

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

National

1 0 0 3 0 2 1 1 0 8 12 1

American

0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 10 2

Robin Roberts
Sal Maglie (W, 3rd)
Don Newcombe (6th)
Ewell Blackwell (9th)
-

Ned Garver
Ed Lopat (L, 4th)
Fred Hutchinson (5th)
Mel Parnell (8th)
Bob Lemon (9th)

Stan Musial (4th)
Bob Elliott (4th)
Gil Hodges (6th)
Ralph Kiner (8th)

Vic Wertz (4th)
George Kell (5th)
-
-

1951 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

1.

Richie Ashburn Philadelphia Phillies OF

Ewell Blackwell

Cincinnati Reds P

8.

Roy Campanella Brooklyn Dodgers C

2.

Alvin Dark New York Giants SS

Bruce Edwards Chicago Cubs C Did Not Play

6.

Bob Elliott Boston Braves 3B

7.

Del Ennis Philadelphia Phillies OF

5.

Gil Hodges Brooklyn Dodgers 1B

Larry Jansen New York Giants P Did Not Pitch

Willie Jones Philadelphia Phillies 3B

Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh Pirates OF

Dutch Leonard Chicago Cubs P Did Not Pitch

Sal Maglie

New York Giants P

3.

Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals OF

Don Newcombe

Brooklyn Dodgers P

Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers SS

9.

Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies P Starting Pitcher

4.

Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers 2B

Preacher Roe Brooklyn Dodgers P Did Not Pitch

Red Schoendienst St. Louis Cardinals 2B

Enos Slaughter St. Louis Cardinals OF

Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers OF

Warren Spahn Boston Braves P Did Not Play

Wally Westlake St. Louis Cardinals OF

Johnny Wyrostek Cincinnati Reds OF

BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).

1951 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

5.

Yogi Berra New York Yankees C

Jim Busby Chicago White Sox OF

8.

Chico Carrasquel Chicago White Sox SS

1.

Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox OF

Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees OF Did Not Play

Larry Doby Cleveland Indians OF

Bobby Doerr Boston Red Sox 2B

7.

Ferris Fain Philadelphia Athletics 1B

2.

Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 2B

9.

Ned Garver

St. Louis Browns P Starting Pitcher

Randy Gumpert Chicago White Sox P Did Not Pitch

Jim Hegan Cleveland Indians C

Fred Hutchinson

Detroit Tigers P

3.

George Kell

Detroit Tigers 3B

Bob Lemon

Cleveland Indians P

Ed Lopat

New York Yankees P

Connie Marrero Washington Senators P Did Not Pitch

Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox OF

Mel Parnell

Boston Red Sox P

Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees SS

Eddie Robinson Chicago White Sox 1B

Bobby Shantz Philadelphia Athletics P Did Not Pitch

Vern Stephens Boston Red Sox 3B

6.

Vic Wertz

Detroit Tigers OF

4.

Ted Williams Boston Red Sox OF

BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).



The National League won the 1950 All-Star Game also, making this the first time in All-Star history where the senior circuit won two consecutive games.

Several All-Star home run records were set during this game. Many were first time instances that have been tied, but never beaten.

Joe DiMaggio , who had a leg injury, would announce his retirement at the end of this season making this his final Midsummer Classic.

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