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.

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"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

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Game Number
Date / Box Score
Attendance ( Rank )
1 st Pitch
Not Awarded Until 1962
Starting Pitchers
Eddie Sawyer
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).

Game / Box Links: 1951 Box Score | 1951 Play-by-Play
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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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