1958 All-Star Game

After several years of exciting, down to the wire, nine and extra-inning baseball, the 1958 game wasn't exactly the same caliber as its predecessors. It wasn't even close.

This was the first All-Star Game to pass without an extra-base hit. In fact, there were only thirteen hits: nine by the American League and four by the National. The National League went down in order in five of the last six innings with the only man reaching base, doing so on an error.

Starter Bob Turley allowed three runs and three hits in 1 2/3 innings. The American League had scored in the second on a RBI single by Nelson Fox, cutting the National League lead to 3-2. Then the American League managed single runs off of pitcher Bob Friend in the fifth and scored the winning run in the sixth on Frank Malzone's single, an error by Pirates third baseman Frank Thomas and a single by Gil McDougald. The American League had won two in a row and three out of the last four, but the taste of victory remained bittersweet after a game that was so mediocre and uneventful.

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1958 All-Star Game

1958 All-Star Game Program

1958 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number
25
Date / Box Score
Location
Memorial Stadium
Attendance ( Rank )
48,829
Not Awarded Until 1962
1st Pitch
Vice President Richard Nixon
Starting Pitchers
Managers
Coaches

1958 All Star Game

Line Score

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2
American 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 x 4 9 2
Warren Spahn
Bob Friend (L, 4 th )
Larry Jackson (6 th )
Turk Farrell (7 th )
Bob Turley
Ray Narleski (2 nd )
Early Wynn (W, 6 th )
Billy O'Dell (S, 7 th )
None None

1958 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

4. Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves OF
Johnny Antonelli San Francisco Giants P Did Not Pitch
Richie Ashburn Philadelphia Phillies OF Did Not Play
5. Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs SS
Don Blasingame St. Louis Cardinals 2B
8. Del Crandall Milwaukee Braves C
George Crowe Cincinnati Reds 1B Did Not Play
Turk Farrell Philadelphia Phillies P
Bob Friend Pittsburgh Pirates P
Larry Jackson St. Louis Cardinals P
Johnny Logan Milwaukee Braves SS
Eddie Mathews Milwaukee Braves 3B Did Not Play
1. Willie Mays San Francisco Giants OF
7. Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates 2B
Don McMahon Milwaukee Braves P Did Not Pitch
Walt Moryn Chicago Cubs OF Did Not Play
3. Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 1B
Johnny Podres Los Angeles Dodgers P Did Not Pitch
Bob Purkey Cincinnati Reds P Did Not Pitch
Johnny Roseboro Los Angeles Dodgers C Did Not Play
Bob Schmidt San Francisco Giants C Did Not Play
2. Bob Skinner Pittsburgh Pirates OF
9. Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves P Starting Pitcher
6. Frank Thomas Pittsburgh Pirates 3B
Lee Walls Chicago Cubs OF
BOLD = Manager / player / coach choice to start the game.

1958 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

8. Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox SS
Yogi Berra New York Yankees C
Rocky Bridges Washington Senators SS Did Not Play
4. Bob Cerv Kansas City Athletics OF
Ryne Duren New York Yankees P Did Not Pitch
Whitey Ford New York Yankees P Did Not Pitch
1. Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 2B
Elston Howard New York Yankees OF Did Not Play
3. Jackie Jensen Boston Red Sox OF
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers OF
Tony Kubek New York Yankees SS Did Not Play
Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers OF Did Not Play
Sherm Lollar Chicago White Sox C Did Not Play
6. Frank Malzone Boston Red Sox 3B
2. Mickey Mantle New York Yankees OF
Gil McDougald New York Yankees 2B
Ray Narleski Cleveland Indians P
Billy O'Dell Baltimore Orioles P
Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox P Did Not Pitch
5. Bill Skowron New York Yankees 1B
7. Gus Triandos Baltimore Orioles C
9. Bob Turley New York Yankees P Starting Pitcher
Mickey Vernon Cleveland Indians 1B
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox OF
Early Wynn Chicago White Sox P

BOLD = Manager / player / coach choice to start the game.

Game / Box Links: 1958 Box Score | 1958 Play-by-Play
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Did you know that this was the first and only All-Star Game held / played at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore?

Both the American and National Leagues combined for a total of thirteen hits and not one of them was longer than a single — an All-Star first.

The first pitch of the 1958 Midsummer Classic was thrown out by none other than Vice-President (future President) Richard Nixon.

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