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.

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1975 All-Star Game

1975 All-Star Game Program

1975 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number
Date / Box Score
County Stadium
Attendance ( Rank )
National Anthem
Glen Campbell (Grammy Award Winning Singer)
1 st Pitch
Henry Kissinger (Sec. of State)
Starting Pitchers

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 )

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).

Game / Box Links: 1975 Box Score | 1975 Play-by-Play
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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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