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.

"I'm not sure I know what the hell charisma is, but I get the feeling it's Willie Mays." - Ted Kluszewski
1982 All-Star Game

1982 All-Star Game Program
1982 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number

53

Date / Box Score

Location

Olympic Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

59,057

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

John McNamara

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)
Fernando Valenzuela (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

Starting Pitcher

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.

Rickey Henderson

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

Milwaukee Brewers

SS

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

1982 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Dusty Baker

Los Angeles Dodgers

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

Los Angeles Dodgers

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

Starting Pitcher

2.

Pete Rose

Philadelphia Phillies

1B

Steve Sax

Los Angeles Dodgers

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

Fernando Valenzuela

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

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



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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