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.

"A pitcher will never be a big winner until he hates hitters." - Early Wynn
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.



Did you know that this was the first and only All-Star Game held / played at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore?

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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