1980 All-Star Game

As baseball ushered in the 80's the National League was riding a three decade winning streak much like the American League had from the 30's-50's. Surprisingly, most of their wins came after late-inning comebacks and extra-innings.

The American League knew that great pitching would be the key to victory as many of the new players who were replacing the retiring All-Star journeymen were major threats at the plate. They got their wish as starter Steve Stone pitched three perfect innings (becoming the first to do so since Denny McLain in 1966). Tommy John did the same for another 1 2/3 innings. By then, the American League even had a 2-0 lead.

The American League pitchers kept the National League in check by throwing a perfect game into the fifth. Then as expected, the National League made a spectacular comeback that had become their signature at the midsummer classic. Ken Griffey started the rally off with a homerun. With one out, singles by Ray Knight, Phil Garner and George Hendrick tied it. Ed Farmer replaced John and Dave Winfield blistered a ground ball that Willie Randolph couldn't handle. Garner scored the go-ahead run and the American League went down to their ninth straight loss. Much like 1960 and 1970, it was the start of a new decade, but the same old All-Star Game.

"The National League has better individual players, more true superstars, and it's that talent that comes out in the end." - Los Angeles Dodger Outfielder Reggie Smith
1980 All-Star Game

1980 All-Star Game Program
1980 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number

51

Date / Box Score

Location

Dodger Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

56,088

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Earl Weaver

Coaches

Jim Frey

John McNamara

1980 All-Star Game

Line Score

League

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

American

0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 7 1

National

0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 x 4 7 0

Steve Stone
Tommy John (L, 4th)
Ed Farmer (6th)
Dave Stieb (7th)
Rich Gossage (8)

J.R. Richard
Bob Welch (3rd)
Jerry Reuss (W, 6th)
Jim Bibby (7th)
Bruce Sutter (S, 8th)

Fred Lynn (5th)

Ken Griffey (5th)

1980 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Buddy Bell

Texas Rangers

3B

George Brett

Kansas City Royals

3B

Injured

Al Bumbry

Baltimore Orioles

OF

Tom Burgmeier

Boston Red Sox

P

Did Not Pitch

2.

Rod Carew

California Angels

1B

Cecil Cooper

Milwaukee Brewers

1B

8.

Bucky Dent

New York Yankees

SS

Ed Farmer

Chicago White Sox

P

6.

Carlton Fisk

Boston Red Sox

C

Rich Gossage

New York Yankees

P

Bobby Grich

California Angels

2B

Larry Gura

Kansas City Royals

P

Did Not Pitch

Rickey Henderson

Oakland Athletics

OF

Rick Honeycutt

Seattle Mariners

P

Did Not Pitch

4.

Reggie Jackson

New York Yankees

OF

Tommy John

New York Yankees

P

Ken Landreaux

Minnesota Twins

OF

3.

Fred Lynn

Boston Red Sox

OF

Paul Molitor

Milwaukee Brewers

2B

Injured

7.

Graig Nettles

New York Yankees

3B

5.

Ben Oglivie

Milwaukee Brewers

OF

Al Oliver

Texas Rangers

OF

Jorge Orta

Cleveland Indians

OF

Did Not Play

Lance Parrish

Detroit Tigers

C

Darrell Porter

Kansas City Royals

C

1.

Willie Randolph

New York Yankees

2B

Jim Rice

Boston Red Sox

OF

Injured

Dave Stieb

Toronto Blue Jays

P

9.

Steve Stone

Baltimore Orioles

P

Starting Pitcher

Alan Trammell

Detroit Tigers

SS

Robin Yount

Milwaukee Brewers

SS

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

1980 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

5.

Johnny Bench

Cincinnati Reds

C

Jim Bibby

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

Vida Blue

San Francisco Giants

P

Injured

Steve Carlton

Philadelphia Phillies

P

Did Not Pitch

Gary Carter

Montreal Expos

C

Dave Concepcion

Cincinnati Reds

SS

Jose Cruz

Houston Astros

OF

Did Not Play

Phil Garner

Pittsburgh Pirates

2B

4.

Steve Garvey

Los Angeles Dodgers

1B

Ken Griffey

Cincinnati Reds

OF

George Hendrick

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

Keith Hernandez

St. Louis Cardinals

1B

6.

Dave Kingman

Chicago Cubs

OF

Ray Knight

Cincinnati Reds

3B

1.

Davey Lopes

Los Angeles Dodgers

2B

Dale Murphy

Atlanta Braves

OF

3.

Dave Parker

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

7.

Ken Reitz

St. Louis Cardinals

3B

Jerry Reuss

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

9.

J.R. Richard

Houston Astros

P

Starting Pitcher

Pete Rose

Philadelphia Phillies

1B

8.

Bill Russell

Los Angeles Dodgers

SS

Mike Schmidt

Philadelphia Phillies

3B

Injured

2.

Reggie Smith

Los Angeles Dodgers

OF

John Stearns

New York Mets

C

Bruce Sutter

Chicago Cubs

P

Kent Tekulve

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

Did Not Pitch

Bob Welch

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Ed Whitson

San Francisco Giants

P

Did Not Pitch

Dave Winfield

San Diego Padres

OF

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



The home run hit by Fred Lynn during the fifth inning was his third career All-Star home run. His earlier long balls were hit during the 1976 All-Star Game and 1979 All-Star Game .

Ken Griffey broke up the no-hit gem by slamming a home run during the fifth inning off Tommy John which earned him the All-Star Most Valuable Player Award .

Did you know that this was the first and only All-Star Game ever held / played in Dodger Stadium?

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