1974 All-Star Game

The '74 game was a combination of the usual and the unusual in more ways than one. First, National League manager Yogi Berra stunned everyone by starting five pitchers who had absolutely no All-Star Game experience. They included Andy Messersmith, Ken Brett, Jon Matlack, Lynn McGlothen and Mike Marshall.

Berra also added two future All-Star perennials, Steve Garvey and Mike Schmidt to the mix. Garvey, who was not listed on the All-Star ballot, made the starting lineup by a write-in vote. He went two-for-four with a RBI, scored a run and was given the Most Valuable Player Award for his debut appearance.

Even with the lack of experience and controversial line-up, the National League had an easy time of it, beating the American League 7-2. When questioned about his unusual All-Star coaching that had resulted in the usual All-Star outcome, Yogi summed it up in his classic style: "How did we win? We had the better team."

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1974 All-Star Game

1974 All-Star Game Program

1974 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number
Date / Box Score
Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance ( Rank )
Starting Pitchers
Jack McKeon
Earl Weaver

1974 All-Star Game

Line Score / Box Score

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
National 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 2 x 7 10 1
Gaylord Perry
Luis Tiant (L, 4th)
Catfish Hunter (6th)
Rollie Fingers (8th)
Andy Messersmith
Ken Brett (W, 4th)
Jon Matlack (6th)
Lynn McGlothen (7th)
Mike Marshall (8th)
None Reggie Smith (7th)

1974 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

4. Dick Allen Chicago White Sox 1B
Sal Bando Oakland Athletics 3B Injured
6. Jeff Burroughs Texas Rangers OF
Steve Busby Kansas City Royals P Did Not Pitch
2. Bert Campaneris Oakland Athletics SS
1. Rod Carew Minnesota Twins 2B
Dave Chalk California Angels 3B
Mike Cuellar Baltimore Orioles P Did Not Pitch
Rollie Fingers Oakland Athletics P
Carlton Fisk Boston Red Sox C Injured
Bobby Grich Baltimore Orioles 2B
George Hendrick Cleveland Indians OF
Ed Herrmann Chicago White Sox C Did Not Play
John Hiller Detroit Tigers P Did Not Pitch
Catfish Hunter Oakland Athletics P
3. Reggie Jackson Oakland Athletics OF
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers OF
John Mayberry Kansas City Royals 1B
Don Money Milwaukee Brewers 3B
8. Thurman Munson New York Yankees C
5. Bobby Murcer New York Yankees OF
9. Gaylord Perry Cleveland Indians P Starting Pitcher
Darrell Porter Milwaukee Brewers C Did Not Play
7. Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 3B
Frank Robinson California Angels OF
Cookie Rojas Kansas City Royals 2B
Joe Rudi Oakland Athletics OF
Jim Sundberg Texas Rangers C
Luis Tiant Boston Red Sox P
Wilbur Wood Chicago White Sox P
Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 1B
BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).

1974 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

3. Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves OF
4. Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds C
8. Larry Bowa Philadelphia Phillies SS
Ken Brett Pittsburgh Pirates P
Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals OF
Buzz Capra Atlanta Braves P Did Not Pitch
Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies P Did Not Pitch
Dave Cash Philadelphia Phillies 2B
Cesar Cedeno Houston Astros OF
7. Ron Cey Los Angeles Dodgers 3B
Ralph Garr Atlanta Braves OF
6. Steve Garvey Los Angeles Dodgers 1B
Jerry Grote New York Mets C
Johnny Grubb San Diego Padres OF
Don Kessinger Chicago Cubs SS
Mike Marshall Los Angeles Dodgers P
Jon Matlack New York Mets P
Lynn McGlothen St. Louis Cardinals P
9. Andy Messersmith Los Angeles Dodgers P Starting Pitcher
2. Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds 2B
Tony Perez Cincinnati Reds 1B
Steve Rogers Montreal Expos P Did Not Pitch
1. Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds OF
Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 3B
Ted Simmons St. Louis Cardinals C Did Not Play
Reggie Smith St. Louis Cardinals OF
Chris Speier San Francisco Giants SS
5. Jimmy Wynn Los Angeles Dodgers OF

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

Game / Box Links: 1974 Box Score | 1974 Play-by-Play
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The American League President, Lee MacPhail, took note that his team had only one victory in the last eleven midsummer classics and ordered manager Dick Williams to use only the best players during the entire game.

Did you know that this was the first Midsummer Classic held at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania?

The Most Valuable Player Award was given to Steve Garvey who had a single and a double, drove in a run, scored once, and played brilliantly on the field.

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