1956 All-Star Game

The scorecards at this game must of read like a directory at the Baseball Hall Of Fame. Willie Mays and Stan Musial hit two home runs for the National League. Mickey Mantle (during his infamous Triple Crown season) and Ted Williams hit two home runs for the American League.

Another stand out player was third baseman Ken Boyer who had three hits and three dazzling plays in the field. Once again, the National League won (for the sixth time in seven games) and closed the gap in the series to 13-10. Yankee Manager Casey Stengel continued to suffer at the hands of the senior circuit. He was 1-5 in All-Star games and finding it impossible to match his opponents momentum.

"I hated to bat against (Don) Drysdale. After he hit you he'd come around, look at the bruise on your arm and say, 'Do you want me to sign it?' " - Mickey Mantle
1956 All-Star Game

1956 All-Star Game Program
1956 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number

23

Date / Box Score

Location

Attendance ( Rank )

28,843

Not Awarded Until 1962

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

1956 All Star Game

Line Score

League

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

National

0 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 7 11 0

American

0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 11 0

Bob Friend (W)
Warren Spahn (4th)
Johnny Antonelli (6th)
-
-
-

Billy Pierce (L)
Whitey Ford (4th)
Jim Wilson (5th)
Tom Brewer (6th)
Herb Score (8th)
Early Wynn (9th)

Willie Mays (4th)
Stan Musial (7th)

Ted Williams (6th)
Mickey Mantle (6th)

1956 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Hank Aaron

Milwaukee Braves

OF

Johnny Antonelli

New York Giants

P

7.

Ed Bailey

Cincinnati Reds

C

Ernie Banks

Chicago Cubs

SS

Did Not Play

5.

Gus Bell

Cincinnati Reds

OF

4.

Ken Boyer

St. Louis Cardinals

3B

Roy Campanella

Brooklyn Dodgers

C

Del Crandall

Milwaukee Braves

C

Replaced - Injury

9.

Bob Friend

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

Starting Pitcher

Jim Gilliam

Brooklyn Dodgers

2B

Did Not Play

Ted Kluszewski

Cincinnati Reds

1B

Clem Labine

Brooklyn Dodgers

P

Did Not Pitch

Brooks Lawrence

Cincinnati Reds

P

Did Not Pitch

6.

Dale Long

Pittsburgh Pirates

1B

Stan Lopata

Philadelphia Phillies

C

Replaced Crandall

Eddie Mathews

Milwaukee Braves

3B

Did Not Play

Willie Mays

New York Giants

OF

8.

Roy McMillan

Cincinnati Reds

SS

3.

Stan Musial

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

Joe Nuxhall

Cincinnati Reds

P

Did Not Pitch

Rip Repulski

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

Robin Roberts

Philadelphia Phillies

P

Did Not Pitch

2.

Frank Robinson

Cincinnati Reds

OF

Duke Snider

Brooklyn Dodgers

OF

Warren Spahn

Milwaukee Braves

P

1.

Johnny Temple

Cincinnati Reds

2B

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

1956 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

5.

Yogi Berra

New York Yankees

C

Ray Boone

Detroit Tigers

3B

Tom Brewer

Boston Red Sox

P

Whitey Ford

New York Yankees

P

2.

Nellie Fox

Chicago White Sox

2B

6.

Al Kaline

Detroit Tigers

OF

8.

George Kell

Baltimore Orioles

3B

Johnny Kucks

New York Yankees

P

Did Not Pitch

1.

Harvey Kuenn

Detroit Tigers

SS

Sherm Lollar

Chicago White Sox

C

4.

Mickey Mantle

New York Yankees

OF

Billy Martin

New York Yankees

2B

Charlie Maxwell

Detroit Tigers

OF

Did Not Play

Gil McDougald

New York Yankees

SS

Did Not Play

Ray Narleski

Cleveland Indians

P

Replaced - Injury

9.

Billy Pierce

Chicago White Sox

P

Starting Pitcher

Jim Piersall

Boston Red Sox

OF

Vic Power

Kansas City Athletics

1B

Herb Score

Cleveland Indians

P

Replaced Narleski

Roy Sievers

Washington Senators

OF

Harry Simpson

Kansas City Athletics

OF

Frank Sullivan

Boston Red Sox

P

Did Not Pitch

7.

Mickey Vernon

Boston Red Sox

1B

3.

Ted Williams

Boston Red Sox

OF

Jim Wilson

Chicago White Sox

P

Early Wynn

Cleveland Indians

P

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



Bob Friend and Warren Spahn were both nursing a 5-0 shutout until the sixth inning when Spahn was rocked by the first three batters he faced: Nellie Fox , who hit a single, Ted Williams , who hit a home run, and Mickey Mantle , who followed with another home run.

Had their been an All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award during the 1956 Midsummer Classic it would have "probably" gone to Ken Boyer who went three for five, drove in a run, scored a run and made three truly spectacular fielding plays during the game. Agree with us? Disagree? Tell us on Baseball Fever .

Did you know that the attendance at the 1956 Midsummer Classic was the lowest since the 1938 All-Star Game ?

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