1975 All-Star Game

It was the middle of the 1970's in America and change appeared to be going on everywhere. Everywhere that is, except at the All-Star Game.

Once again, the Nationals let the Americans get so close, only to take it away in dramatic fashion. Things looked pretty even as a tense eight innings passed and the teams were tied, 3-3, going into the ninth. Then it happened... Reggie Smith opened the inning with a single that Claudell Washington dropped after a long run. Al Oliver, pinch-hitting for Jon Matlack, doubled to left. Goose Gossage replaced Catfish Hunter to face Larry Bowa and promptly plunked him with a pitch, loading the bases. That brought Gossage eye-to-eye with Bill Madlock, who singled to left, scoring two runs. A third scored on Pete Rose's sacrifice fly.

Much like in past decades when one side dominated the other, the sports press began to speculate about the future of the All-Star game. The event was becoming a routine and America's passion for baseball began to sway as professional football took center stage. America's favorite past-time was no longer the favorite, and many felt that it would never fully recover.

"The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid and if the hitter is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid." - Don Drysdale
1975 All-Star Game

1975 All-Star Game Program
1975 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number

46

Date / Box Score

Location

County Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )
51,480

National Anthem

Glen Campbell (Grammy Award Winning Singer)

1 st Pitch

From

To

Henry Kissinger (Sec. of State)

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

1975 All-Star Game

Line Score / Box Score

League

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

National

0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 13 1

American

0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 10 1

Jerry Reuss
Don Sutton (4 th )
Tom Seaver (6 th )
Jon Matlack (W, 7 th )
Randy Jones (9 th )

Vida Blue
Steve Busby (3 rd )
Jim Kaat (5 th )
Catfish Hunter (L, 7 th )
Rich Gossage (9 th )

Steve Garvey (2 nd )
Jimmy Wynn (2 nd )

Carl Yastrzemski (6 th )
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1975 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

4.

Johnny Bench

Cincinnati Reds

C

Larry Bowa

Philadelphia Phillies

SS

2.

Lou Brock

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

Gary Carter

Montreal Expos

C

Dave Cash

Philadelphia Phillies

2B

7.

Ron Cey

Los Angeles Dodgers

3B

8.

Dave Concepcion

Cincinnati Reds

SS

5.

Steve Garvey

Los Angeles Dodgers

1B

Randy Jones

San Diego Padres

P

Greg Luzinski

Philadelphia Phillies

OF

Bill Madlock

Chicago Cubs

3B

Mike Marshall

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Did Not Pitch

Jon Matlack

New York Mets

P

Tug McGraw

Philadelphia Phillies

P

Did Not Pitch

Andy Messersmith

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Did Not Pitch

3.

Joe Morgan

Cincinnati Reds

2B

Bobby Murcer

San Francisco Giants

OF

Phil Niekro

Atlanta Braves

P

Did Not Pitch

Al Oliver

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

Tony Perez

Cincinnati Reds

1B

9.

Jerry Reuss

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

Starting Pitcher

1.

Pete Rose

Cincinnati Reds

OF

Manny Sanguillen

Pittsburgh Pirates

C

Did Not Play

Tom Seaver

New York Mets

P

Reggie Smith

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

Don Sutton

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Bob Watson

Houston Astros

1B

6.

Jimmy Wynn

Los Angeles Dodgers

OF

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

1975 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Hank Aaron

Milwaukee Brewers

OF

9.

Vida Blue

Oakland Athletics

P

Starting Pitcher

1.

Bobby Bonds

New York Yankees

OF

Steve Busby

Kansas City Royals

P

8.

Bert Campaneris

Oakland Athletics

SS

2.

Rod Carew

Minnesota Twins

2B

Dave Chalk

California Angels

3B

Did Not Play

Bucky Dent

Chicago White Sox

SS

Rollie Fingers

Oakland Athletics

P

Did Not Pitch

Bill Freehan

Detroit Tigers

C

Did Not Play

Rich Gossage

Chicago White Sox

P

Mike Hargrove

Texas Rangers

OF

Toby Harrah

Texas Rangers

SS

Did Not Play

George Hendrick

Cleveland Indians

OF

Catfish Hunter

New York Yankees

P

4.

Reggie Jackson

Oakland Athletics

OF

Jim Kaat

Chicago White Sox

P

Fred Lynn

Boston Red Sox

OF

Hal McRae

Kansas City Royals

OF

3.

Thurman Munson

New York Yankees

C

6.

Graig Nettles

New York Yankees

3B

Jorge Orta

Chicago White Sox

2B

Injured

Jim Palmer

Baltimore Orioles

P

Did Not Pitch

5.

Joe Rudi

Oakland Athletics

OF

Nolan Ryan

California Angels

P

Did Not Pitch

George Scott

Milwaukee Brewers

1B

7.

Gene Tenace

Oakland Athletics

1B

Claudell Washington

Oakland Athletics

OF

Carl Yastrzemski

Boston Red Sox

1B

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



Did you know that National League All-Stars Steve Garvey and Jimmy Wynn led off the second inning with back-to-back homers.

This was the first and only year two players shared the All-Star Most Valuable Player Award . Do you remember who they were?

In the sixth inning, Yaz hit a three run home run served up by Tom Seaver and tied the game, but the National League pulled away in the ninth inning to win another one.

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