1955 All-Star Game

Ironically, this game was played on July 12, the day on which funeral services were held for Arch Ward, the Chicago Tribune sports editor who had founded the game in 1933.

The American League jumped out to an early, 5-0 lead through six innings, then watched as the Natioanl League began a late and triumphant comeback. They scored two runs in the seventh and maintained that momentum with three more in the eighth. In the ninth, pitchers Frank Sullivan (AL) and Joe Nuxhall (NL) matched strikeouts as the All-Star Game went into extra innings for only the second time. Leading off for the senior circuit in the bottom of the twelfth was Stan Musial. He took the first pitch (a fastball) and sent it out of the park. The home run blast was Musial's fourth in All-Star games, breaking a tie with Ted Williams and Ralph Kiner. Once again, the National League had snatched the lead from the American League and never looked back.

"When Mickey Mantle bunted with the wind, blowing it out of Crosley Field." - Robin Roberts recalling his greatest All-Star moment
1955 All-Star Game

1955 All-Star Game Program

The 1955 Midsummer Classic At-A-Glance

Game Number

22

Date / Box Score

Location

County Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

45,314

Not Awarded Until 1962

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

1955 All-Star Game

Line Score

League

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E

American

4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 2

National

0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 6 13 1

Billy Pierce
Early Wynn (4th)
Whitey Ford (7th)
Frank Sullivan (L, 8th)
-
-

Robin Roberts
Harvey Haddix (4th)
Don Newcombe (7th)
Sam Jones (8th)
Joe Nuxhall (8th)
Gene Conley (W, 12th)

Mickey Mantle (1st)

Stan Musial (12th)

1955 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Bobby Avila

Cleveland Indians

2B

5.

Yogi Berra

New York Yankees

C

Chico Carrasquel

Chicago White Sox

SS

Larry Doby

Cleveland Indians

OF

Did Not Play

Dick Donovan

Chicago White Sox

P

Did Not Pitch

8.

Jim Finigan

Kansas City Athletics

3B

Whitey Ford

New York Yankees

P

2.

Nellie Fox

Chicago White Sox

2B

Billy Hoeft

Detroit Tigers

P

Did Not Pitch

Jackie Jensen

Boston Red Sox

OF

6.

Al Kaline

Detroit Tigers

OF

1.

Harvey Kuenn

Detroit Tigers

SS

Sherm Lollar

Chicago White Sox

C

Did Not Play

4.

Mickey Mantle

New York Yankees

OF

9.

Billy Pierce

Chicago White Sox

P

Starting Pitcher

Vic Power

Kansas City Athletics

1B

Al Rosen

Cleveland Indians

3B

Herb Score

Cleveland Indians

P

Did Not Pitch

Al Smith

Cleveland Indians

OF

Frank Sullivan

Boston Red Sox

P

Bob Turley

New York Yankees

P

Did Not Pitch

7.

Mickey Vernon

Washington Senators

1B

3.

Ted Williams

Boston Red Sox

OF

Jim Wilson

Baltimore Orioles

P

Did Not Pitch

Early Wynn

Cleveland Indians

P

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

1955 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Hank Aaron

Milwaukee Braves

OF

Luis Arroyo

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Did Not Pitch

Gene Baker

Chicago Cubs

2B

7.

Ernie Banks

Chicago Cubs

SS

Smoky Burgess

Cincinnati Reds

C

Roy Campanella

Brooklyn Dodgers

C

Replaced - Injury

Gene Conley

Milwaukee Braves

P

8.

Del Crandall

Milwaukee Braves

C

2.

Del Ennis

Philadelphia Phillies

OF

Harvey Haddix

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Gil Hodges

Brooklyn Dodgers

1B

Randy Jackson

Chicago Cubs

3B

Sam Jones

Chicago Cubs

P

4.

Ted Kluszewski

Cincinnati Reds

1B

Johnny Logan

Milwaukee Braves

SS

Stan Lopata

Philadelphia Phillies

C

Replaced Campanella

5.

Eddie Mathews

Milwaukee Braves

3B

Willie Mays

New York Giants

OF

6.

Don Mueller

New York Giants

OF

Stan Musial

St. Louis Cardinals

1B

Don Newcombe

Brooklyn Dodgers

1B

Joe Nuxhall

Cincinnati Reds

P

9.

Robin Roberts

Philadelphia Phillies

P

Starting Pitcher

1.

Red Schoendienst

St. Louis Cardinals

2B

3.

Duke Snider

Brooklyn Dodgers

OF

Frank Thomas

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

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



1950 Midsummer Classic .

Did you know that Mickey Mantle's home run in the first inning scored three runs off Robin Roberts before a single out had been recorded in the game?

Simply try to imagine being Stan Musial in this game - a game winning home run in the twelfth inning on the first pitch you see to leave the opponents on the field.

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