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."

"We are not surgeons, or even plumbers, society cannot do without those skills. It can certainly do without ballplayers." - Steve Garvey
1974 All-Star Game

1974 All-Star Game Program
1974 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number

45

Date / Box Score

Location

Three Rivers Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

50,706

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

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).



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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