1978 All-Star Game

Once again the American League started off with solid hitting that gave them the lead early in the game. Rod Carew started the rally with a triple and George Brett followed with a double. Brett then scored on a Carlton Fisk sacrifice fly putting the American League up 3-0.

The American League was on a roll, but all that would change in the bottom of the third. Larry Bowa opened with a single. Then, Jim Palmer uncharacteristically walked Joe Morgan, George Foster and Greg Luzinski, forcing in a run. He found the plate against Steve Garvey, who tied it with a single.

The National League closed it out with four runs in the bottom of the eighth. Manager, Billy Martin brought in Goose Gossage, who ran into a nightmare inning. He gave up four runs on four hits for the American League's seventh straight loss. Garvey led off with a triple and scored on Gossage's wild pitch. Dave Concepcion walked and Dave Winfield followed with a single. Chet Lemon misplayed Winfield's ball, with Concepcion and Winfield moving up. Bob Boone then single up the middle, driving in two runs and later scored on a bloop hit by Davey Lopes.

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1978 All-Star Game

1978 All-Star Game Program

1978 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number
Date / Box Score
San Diego Stadium
Attendance ( Rank )
1 st Pitch
Ray Kroc (San Diego Padres Owner)
Starting Pitchers
Danny Ozark

1978 All-Star Game

Line Score

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
National 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 x 7 10 0
Jim Palmer
Matt Keough (3rd)
Lary Sorensen (4th)
Jim Kern (7th)
Ron Guidry (7th)
Rich Gossage (L, 8th)
Vida Blue
Steve Rogers (4th)
Rollie Fingers (6th)
Bruce Sutter (W, 8th)
Phil Niekro (9th)
None None

1978 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

2. George Brett Kansas City Royals 3B
Rick Burleson Boston Red Sox SS Injured
1. Rod Carew Minnesota Twins 1B
Dwight Evans Boston Red Sox OF
5. Carlton Fisk Boston Red Sox C
Mike Flanagan Baltimore Orioles P Did Not Pitch
Rich Gossage New York Yankees P
Ron Guidry New York Yankees P
Larry Hisle Milwaukee Brewers OF
Roy Howell Toronto Blue Jays 3B
Reggie Jackson New York Yankees OF Did Not Play
Matt Keough Oakland Athletics P
Jim Kern Cleveland Indians P
Chet Lemon Chicago White Sox OF
6. Fred Lynn Boston Red Sox OF
7. Don Money MilwaukeeBrewers 2B
ThurmanMunson New York Yankees C Injured
Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles 1B Did Not Play
Graig Nettles New York Yankees 3B
9. Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles P StartingPitcher
8. Freddie Patek Kansas City Royals SS
Darrell Porter Kansas City Royals C
Jerry Remy Boston Red Sox 2B Did Not Play
Craig Reynolds Seattle Mariners SS
3. Jim Rice Boston Red Sox OF
Lary Sorensen Milwaukee Brewers P
Jim Sundberg Texas Rangers C
Frank Tanana California Angels P Did Not P...
Jason Thompson Detroit Tigers P
Frank White Kansas City Royals 2B
Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox OF Injured
4. Richie Zisk Texas Rangers OF
BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).

1978 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds C Injured
9. Vida Blue SanFranciscoGiants P StartingPitcher
Bob Boone Philadelphia Phillies C
8. Larry Bowa Philadelphia Phillies SS
Jeff Burroughs Atlanta Braves OF Did Not Play
Ron Cey LosAngelesDodgers 3B
Jack Clark San Francisco Giants OF
DaveConcepcion Cincinnati Reds SS
Rollie Fingers San Diego Padres P
3. George Foster Cincinnati Reds OF
5. Steve Garvey LosAngelesDodgers 1B
Ross Grimsley Montreal Expos P Did Not Pitch
Tommy John LosAngelesDodgers P Did Not Pitch
Davey Lopes LosAngelesDodgers 2B
4. Greg Luzinski Philadelphia Phillies OF
7. Rick Monday LosAngelesDodgers OF
2. Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds 2B
Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves P
Biff Pocoroba Atlanta Braves C
Terry Puhl Houston Astros OF Did Not Play
Steve Rogers Montreal Expos P
1. Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 3B
Tom Seaver Cincinnati Reds P Did Not Pitch
6. Ted Simmons St. Louis Cardinals C
Reggie Smith LosAngelesDodgers OF
Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates 1B
Bruce Sutter Chicago Cubs P
Dave Winfield San Diego Padres OF
Pat Zachry New York Mets P Did Not Pitch

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

Game / Box Links: 1978 Box Score | 1978 Play-by-Play
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Rod Carew set an All-Star triples record by leading off with a triple in the first then hitting another triple in the third.

Did you know that this was the first All-Star Game ever held in the "San Diego Stadium"? Why the quotes? The 1992 All-Star Game was played in the same stadium which was then called Jack Murphy Stadium.

With the score tied 3-3 in the eighth, Steve Garvey hit leadoff with a triple and scored the winning run on a wild pitch which earned him the All-Star Most Valuable Player .

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