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.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"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)
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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)
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-
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).

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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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