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.

"The worst thing is the day you realize you want to win more than your players do." - Gene Mauch
1978 All-Star Game

1978 All-Star Game Program

1978 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number

49

Date / Box Score

Location

San Diego Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

51,549

1 st Pitch

Ray Kroc (San Diego Padres Owner)

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

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

Milwaukee Brewers

2B

Thurman Munson

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

Starting Pitcher

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

San Francisco Giants

P

Starting Pitcher

Bob Boone

Philadelphia Phillies

C

8.

Larry Bowa

Philadelphia Phillies

SS

Jeff Burroughs

Atlanta Braves

OF

Did Not Play

Ron Cey

Los Angeles Dodgers

3B

Jack Clark

San Francisco Giants

OF

Dave Concepcion

Cincinnati Reds

SS

Rollie Fingers

San Diego Padres

P

3.

George Foster

Cincinnati Reds

OF

5.

Steve Garvey

Los Angeles Dodgers

1B

Ross Grimsley

Montreal Expos

P

Did Not Pitch

Tommy John

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Did Not Pitch

Davey Lopes

Los Angeles Dodgers

2B

4.

Greg Luzinski

Philadelphia Phillies

OF

7.

Rick Monday

Los Angeles Dodgers

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

Los Angeles Dodgers

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).



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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