1954 All-Star Game

The 1954 All-Star Game featured some of the most exciting and evenly paced baseball to date as both divisions went at each other in nine-inning fight to the finish.

The National League was still riding a four game winning streak and the American League was determined to end it. This game also rewrote the books as it tied or set records for home runs by both teams (six), homers by one team (four, American League), runs by both teams (twenty), hits by both teams (thirty-one) and hits by one team (seventeen, American League).

In the eighth inning, the National League was leading 9-8 and on they're way to another victory. Not to be outdone again, the American League scored three runs. Then, Larry Doby sent the Cleveland crowd into a hometown frenzy with a pinch-hit, game-tying home run with one out. Yankees Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra both followed with base hits. The National League was back on its heels as Gene Conley walked Al Rosen, loading the bases. One out later, the stage was set and Nelson Fox knocked one into short center scoring the final and winning runs. Closer Virgil Trucks, who was pitching in place of Dean Stone, sealed the victory. After walking Duke Snider, he forced a ground out by Stan Musial and retired the last two batters. Finally, the American League had won after four years of defeat.

"The greatest thrill in the world is to end the game with a home run and watch everybody else walk off the field while you're running the bases on air." - Al Rosen
1954 All-Star Game

1954 All-Star Game Program
1954 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number

21

Date / Box Score

Location

Municipal Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

68,751

Not Awarded Until 1962

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

1954 All-Star Game

Line Score

League

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

National

0 0 0 5 2 0 0 2 0 9 14 0

American

0 0 4 1 2 1 0 3 x 11 17 1

Robin Roberts
Johnny Antonelli (4th)
Warren Spahn (6th)
Marv Grissom (6th)
Gene Conley (L, 8th)
Carl Erskine (8th)
-

Whitey Ford
Sandy Consuegra (4th)
Bob Lemon (4th)
Bob Porterfield (5th)
Bob Keegan (8th)
Dean Stone (W, 8th)
Virgil Trucks (9th)

Ted Kluszewski (5th)
Gus Bell (8th)
-
-

Al Rosen (3rd)
Ray Boone (3rd)
Al Rosen (5th)
Larry Doby (8th)

1954 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Johnny Antonelli

New York Giants

P

Gus Bell

Cincinnati Reds

OF

Smoky Burgess

Philadelphia Phillies

C

8.

Roy Campanella

Brooklyn Dodgers

C

Gene Conley

Milwaukee Braves

P

Del Crandall

Milwaukee Braves

C

Did Not Play

2.

Alvin Dark

New York Giants

SS

Carl Erskine

Brooklyn Dodgers

P

Marv Grissom

New York Giants

P

Harvey Haddix

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Replaced - Injury

1.

Granny Hamner

Philadelphia Phillies

2B

Gil Hodges

Brooklyn Dodgers

1B

6.

Ray Jablonski

St. Louis Cardinals

3B

Randy Jackson

Chicago Cubs

3B

5.

Ted Kluszewski

Cincinnati Reds

1B

Willie Mays

New York Giants

OF

Don Mueller

New York Giants

OF

4.

Stan Musial

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

Pee Wee Reese

Brooklyn Dodgers

SS

Did Not Play

9.

Robin Roberts

Philadelphia Phillies

P

Starting Pitcher

7.

Jackie Robinson

Brooklyn Dodgers

OF

Red Schoendienst

St. Louis Cardinals

2B

3.

Duke Snider

Brooklyn Dodgers

OF

Warren Spahn

Milwaukee Braves

P

Frank Thomas

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

Jim Wilson

Milwaukee Braves

P

Replaced Haddix

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

1954 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

2.

Bobby Avila

Cleveland Indians

2B

7.

Hank Bauer

New York Yankees

OF

4.

Yogi Berra

New York Yankees

C

6.

Ray Boone

Detroit Tigers

3B

8.

Chico Carrasquel

Chicago White Sox

SS

Sandy Consuegra

Chicago White Sox

P

Replaced Garcia

Larry Doby

Cleveland Indians

OF

Ferris Fain

Chicago White Sox

1B

Replaced - Injury

Jim Finigan

Philadelphia Athletics

3B

Did Not Play

9.

Whitey Ford

New York Yankees

P

Starting Pitcher

Nellie Fox

Chicago White Sox

2B

Mike Garcia

Cleveland Indians

P

Replaced - Injury

Bob Keegan

Chicago White Sox

P

George Kell

Chicago White Sox

3B

Replaced - Injury

Harvey Kuenn

Detroit Tigers

SS

Did Not Play

Bob Lemon

Cleveland Indians

P

Sherm Lollar

Chicago White Sox

C

Did Not Play

3.

Mickey Mantle

New York Yankees

OF

1.

Minnie Minoso

Chicago White Sox

OF

Irv Noren

New York Yankees

OF

Replaced Reynolds

Jim Piersall

Boston Red Sox

OF

Bob Porterfield

Washington Senators

P

Allie Reynolds

New York Yankees

P

Replaced - Injury

5.

Al Rosen

Cleveland Indians

1B

Dean Stone

Washington Senators

P

Replaced Fain

Virgil Trucks

Chicago White Sox

P

Bob Turley

Baltimore Orioles

P

Did Not Pitch

Mickey Vernon

Washington Senators

1B

Replaced Kell

Ted Williams

Boston Red Sox

OF

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



Dean Stone came in during the eighth inning with two outs and Red Schoendienst on third. Schoendienst attempted to steal home and was thrown out by Stone . This third out set the stage for Larry Doby who pinch hit for Stone and tied the game with a home run.

This was only the second Midsummer Classic to date with more than sixty-thousand fans in attendance. The first occurred during the 1935 All-Star Game which was also held at Municipal Stadium.

Check the individual All-Star player record book and the All-Star team record book to see how many records were actually set during this amazing game.

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