1982 All-Star Game

In 1982, the All-Star Game moved across the border and was played in Canada's Olympic Stadium. It was the first Midsummer Classic ever to be held outside of the United States. It also represented one of the worst performances ever put on by the American League. Somehow they managed a single run in the first inning and were left swinging at air the rest of the game.

With two out in the second, Dennis Eckersley walked Dale Murphy and Dave Concepcion (with only one home run in three-hundred twenty-eight at-bats) homered. The National League scored again on Eckersley in the third when Ruppert Jones tripled and scored on Pete Rose's sacrifice fly.

The American League gave it a shot in the seventh, putting runners on second and third with one out, but Mario Soto struck out Willie Wilson and Buddy Bell. This marked the eleventh consecutive victory for the National League but unfortunately for them, things were finally about to change.

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1982 All-Star Game

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Game Number
Date / Box Score
Olympic Stadium
Attendance ( Rank )
Starting Pitchers

1982 All-Star Game

Line Score

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 2
National 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 x 4 8 1
Dennis Eckersley (L)
Jim Clancy (4th)
Floyd Bannister (5th)
Dan Quisenberry (6th)
Rollie Fingers (8th)
Steve Rogers (W)
Steve Carlton (4th)
Mario Soto (6th)
FernandoValenzuela (8th)
Greg Minton (8th)
Steve Howe (9th)
Tom Hume (9th)
None Dave Concepcion (2nd)

1982 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Floyd Bannister Seattle Mariners P
Buddy Bell Texas Rangers 3B
3. George Brett Kansas City Royals 3B
Rod Carew California Angels 1B Injured
Jim Clancy Toronto Blue Jays P
Mark Clear Boston Red Sox P Did Not Pitch
5. Cecil Cooper Milwaukee Brewers 1B
9. Dennis Eckersley Boston Red Sox P StartingPitcher
Rollie Fingers Milwaukee Brewers P
8. Carlton Fisk Chicago White Sox C
Rich Gossage New York Yankees P Did Not Pitch
7. Bobby Grich California Angels 2B
Ron Guidry New York Yankees P Did Not Pitch
Toby Harrah Cleveland Indians 3B Did Not Play
1. RickeyHenderson Oakland Athletics OF
Kent Hrbek Minnesota Twins 1B
4. Reggie Jackson California Angels OF
2. Fred Lynn California Angels OF
Hal McRae Kansas City Royals OF
Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles 1B
Ben Oglivie Milwaukee Brewers OF
Lance Parrish Detroit Tigers C
Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals P
Andy Thornton Cleveland Indians 1B
Frank White Kansas City Royals 2B
Willie Wilson Kanas City Royals OF
Dave Winfield New York Yankees OF
Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox OF
6. Robin Yount MilwaukeeBrewers SS
BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).

1982 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Dusty Baker LosAngelesDodgers OF
Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies P
5. Gary Carter Montreal Expos C
7. Dave Concepcion Cincinnati Reds SS MVP
3. Andre Dawson Montreal Expos OF
Leon Durham Chicago Cubs OF Did Not Play
Bob Horner Atlanta Braves 3B
Steve Howe LosAngelesDodgers P
Tom Hume Cincinnati Reds P
Ruppert Jones San Diego Padres OF
Ray Knight Houston Astros 3B
Greg Minton San Francisco Giants P
6. Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves OF
Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves P Did Not Pitch
Al Oliver Montreal Expos 1B
Tony Pena Pittsburgh Pirates C
1. Tim Raines Montreal Expos OF
9. Steve Rogers Montreal Expos P StartingPitcher
2. Pete Rose Philadelphia Phillies 1B
Steve Sax LosAngelesDodgers 2B
4. Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 3B
Lonnie Smith St. Louis Cardinals OF
Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals SS
Mario Soto Cincinnati Reds P
John Stearns New York Mets C
Jason Thompson Pittsburgh Pirates 1B
8. Manny Trillo Philadelphia Phillies 2B
FernandoValenzuela LosAngelesDodgers P

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

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Nearly fifty years of all-star history (1933 through 1981) and this was the first All-Star Game ever played outside of the United States of America.

In the bottom of the first inning you would have needed a '!' on your scorecard: with two men on and two outs, Ozzie Smith made a truly spectacular defensive play to rob the American League of two additional runs.

The final run in the sixth inning of the 1982 All-Star Game was made possible by two Canadians - Al Oliver (who doubled and scored) and Gary Carter (who singled and drove in Oliver ).

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