1983 All-Star Game

The American League followed one of their worst All-Star performances with one of the greatest efforts ever by either side. It was the 50th Anniversary of the All-Star Game and the American League decided to make it a real celebration.

After three decades of disappointment and eleven consecutive losses, the American League took the field with a vengeance and dominated the National League for nine straight innings. A seven-run third inning (all seven charged to Atlee Hammaker) gave the American League a 9-1 lead and that seemed safe even for the junior circuit.

The star player of the game was Fred Lynn, whose grand slam in the third was the first in All-Star history. National League manager Whitey Herzog had ordered Robin Yount, the preceding batter, walked intentionally, which turned out not to be a good idea. "I take it personally," Lynn said later. By '83, Lynn had four home runs and ten runs batted in with twenty All-Star at-bats. Only Ted Williams had a higher All-Star RBI count, with twelve in forty-six at-bats. Stan Musial had ten runs batted in, but in sixty-three at-bats. Lynn's four homers tied him with Williams for the American League lead. The loss left the National League shell-shocked. They were no longer invincible.

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1983 All-Star Game

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1982 | 1983 Major League Baseball All-Star Game | 1984

Game Number
Date / Box Score
Comiskey Park
Attendance ( Rank )
Starting Pitchers

1983 All-Star Game

Line Score | Box Score

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 3
American 1 1 7 0 0 0 2 2 x 13 15 2
Mario Soto (L)
Atlee Hammaker (3rd)
Bill Dawley (3rd)
Dave Dravecky (5th)
Pascual Perez (7th)
Jesse Orosco (7th)
Lee Smith (8th)
Dave Stieb (W)
Rick Honeycutt (4th)
Bob Stanley (6th)
Matt Young (8th)
Dan Quisenberry (9th)
Fred Lynn (3rd)
Jim Rice (3rd)

1983 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds C
Bruce Benedict Atlanta Braves C
7. Gary Carter Montreal Expos C
Bill Dawley Houston Astros P
3. Andre Dawson Montreal Expos OF
Dave Dravecky San Diego Padres P
Leon Durham Chicago Cubs OF
Darrell Evans San Francisco Giants 1B
Pedro Guerrero Los Angeles Dodgers 3B
Atlee Hammaker San Francisco Giants P
George Hendrick St. Louis Cardinals 1B Did Not Play
Glenn Hubbard Atlanta Braves 2B
Terry Kennedy San Diego Padres C Did Not Play
Gary Lavelle San Francisco Giants P Did Not Pitch
Bill Madlock Pittsburgh Pirates 3B
Willie McGee St. Louis Cardinals OF
5. Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves OF
4. Al Oliver Montreal Expos 1B
Jesse Orosco New York Mets P
Pascual Perez Atlanta Braves P
2. Tim Raines Montreal Expos OF
Steve Rogers Montreal Expos P Did Not Pitch
1. Steve Sax Los Angeles Dodgers 2B
6. Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 3B
Lee Smith Chicago Cubs P
8. Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals SS
9. Mario Soto Cincinnati Reds P Starting Pitcher
Dickie Thon Houston Astros SS
Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers P Did Not Pitch
BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).

1983 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Bob Boone California Angels C
5. George Brett Kansas City Royals 3B
1. Rod Carew California Angels 1B
Cecil Cooper Milwaukee Brewers 1B
Doug DeCinces California Angels 3B
Ron Guidry New York Yankees P Injured
Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics OF
Rick Honeycutt Texas Rangers P
Reggie Jackson California Angels OF Injured
Ron Kittle Chicago White Sox OF
Aurelio Lopez Detroit Tigers P Did Not Pitch
3. Fred Lynn California Angels OF MVP
Tippy Martinez Baltimore Orioles P Did Not Pitch
Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles 1B
Ben Oglivie Milwaukee Brewers OF
Lance Parrish Detroit Tigers C
Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals P
4. Jim Rice Boston Red Sox OF
Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles SS
6. Ted Simmons Milwaukee Brewers C
Bob Stanley Boston Red Sox P
9. Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays P Starting Pitcher
Rick Sutcliffe Cleveland Indians P Did Not Pitch
8. Manny Trillo Cleveland Indians 2B
Gary Ward Minnesota Twins OF
Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers 2B
Willie Wilson Kansas City Royals OF
7. Dave Winfield New York Yankees OF
Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 1B
Matt Young Seattle Mariners P
2. Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers SS

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

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The 1983 All-Star Game marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Midsummer Classic! Did you know that the first Midsummer Classic ( 1933 All-Star Game ) was also played in Comiskey Park?

During the third inning the American League set All-Star Game records for hits during a single inning (they had six) and runs scored during a single inning (they had seven). [ Team All-Star Game Hitting Records ]

The grand slam by Fred Lynn during the third inning off a 2-2 Atlee Hammaker pitch was also a record as it was the first and only "grand salami" ever hit in All-Star history. Those historic "ducks on the pond" were: Manny Trillo (3B), Rod Carew (2B) and Robin Yount (1B).

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