1984 ALL-STAR GAME

The History of the 1984 Midsummer Classic

After that devastating loss to the American League the year before, the Nationals were determined to get back on the winning track. Unlike the American League scoring derby that took place the year before, pitching was the talent showcased in this game.

There were fifty-four All-Star Games to date and only four times in it's history had a pitcher struck out the entire side. This year Fernando Valenzuela, Dwight Gooden, and Bill Caudill all accomplished the feat to guarantee the National League's victory.

The National League scored in the first as Steve Garvey singled and went to second when Reggie Jackson misplayed the ball. Dale Murphy followed with a single to left and Garvey headed for home, bowling over Lance Parrish at the plate for a 1-0 lead. George Brett tied it with a home run in the top of the second and the National League went ahead again on Gary Carter's homer in the bottom of the inning. After that, it was all pitching and another National League win.

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"Maybe the American Leaguers will experience some of the same frustrations we all experience here (Candlestick Park) during the regular season. At least I hope so." - 1984 All-Star Catcher Gary Carter

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Game Number
55
Date / Box Score
Location
Candlestick Park
Attendance ( Rank )
57,756
Starting Pitchers
Managers
Paul Owens
Coaches

1984 All-Star Game

Line Score | 1984 Box Score | 1984 All-Star Game Play-by-Play

League
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E
American
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
7
2
National
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
x
3
8
0

1984 All-Star Game A.L. Roster

1984 American League All-Star Squad

1984 American League All-Star Squad

Boston Red Sox
OF
Did Not Play
Texas Rangers
3B
Baltimore Orioles
P
Did Not Pitch
6.
Kansas City Royals
3B
2.
California Angels
1B
Oakland Athletics
P
Seattle Mariners
1B
Chicago White Sox
P
Minnesota Twins
C
Did Not Play
Toronto Blue Jays
2B
Toronto Blue Jays
SS
Oakland Athletics
OF
Detroit Tigers
P
5.
California Angels
OF
8.
Detroit Tigers
OF
New York Yankees
1B
Detroit Tigers
P
Baltimore Orioles
1B
New York Yankees
P
Did Not Pitch
7.
Detroit Tigers
C
Kansas City Royals
P
Did Not Pitch
Boston Red Sox
OF
3.
Baltimore Orioles
SS
9.
Toronto Blue Jays
P
Starting Pitcher
Milwaukee Brewers
C
Cleveland Indians
1B
Detroit Tigers
SS
Injured
1.
Detroit Tigers
2B
4.
New York Yankees
OF

1984 All-Star Game N.L. Roster

1984 National League All-Star Squad

1984 National League All-Star Squad

St. Louis Cardinals
P
Injured
San Francisco Giants
C
7.
Montreal Expos
C
San Francisco Giants
OF
Chicago Cubs
C
3.
San Diego Padres
1B
New York Mets
P
San Diego Padres
P
1.
San Diego Padres
OF
New York Mets
1B
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Did Not Pitch
9.
Montreal Expos
P
Starting Pitcher
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF
Did Not Play
Houston Astros
OF
4.
Atlanta Braves
OF
New York Mets
P
Did Not Pitch
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
Montreal Expos
OF
Atlanta Braves
SS
Did Not Play
Philadelphia Phillies
2B
Did Not Play
2.
Chicago Cubs
2B
5.
Philadelphia Phillies
3B
8.
St. Louis Cardinals
SS
Cincinnati Reds
P
6.
New York Mets
OF
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Did Not Pitch
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Montreal Expos
3B
Atlanta Braves
OF
1984 All-Star Game Rosters | BOLD = Starters | Baseball Almanac
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Twenty-one total strikeouts (ten by the American League pitchers and eleven by the National League pitchers) occurred during the 1984 Midsummer Classic—setting a new All-Star record.

The three pitchers to achieve the rare pitching feat described in the introduction were Fernando Valenzuela , Dwight Gooden and Bill Caudill . Those who came before them were:

All-Star Pitchers Who Stuck Out The Side
(Through the 1984 All-Star Game)
N.L.
A.L.
N.L.
N.L.

Did you know that the appearance by Dwight Gooden —who was leading the league in strikeouts with one-hundred thirty-three—during the fifth inning of this game was an All-Star record as he was only nineteen years old when he took the mound?

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