1984 All-Star Game

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.

"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
1984 All-Star Game

1984 All-Star Game Program
1984 All-Star Game Official Program

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

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

Dave Stieb (L)
Jack Morris (3rd)
Richard Dotson (5th)
Bill Caudill (7th)
Willie Hernandez (8th)

Charlie Lea (W)
Fernando Valenzuela (3rd)
Dwight Gooden (5th)
Mario Soto (7th)
Rich Gossage (9th)

George Brett (2nd)
-

Gary Carter (2nd)
Dale Murphy (8th)

1984 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Tony Armas

Boston Red Sox

OF

Did Not Play

Buddy Bell

Texas Rangers

3B

Mike Boddicker

Baltimore Orioles

P

Did Not Pitch

6.

George Brett

Kansas City Royals

3B

2.

Rod Carew

California Angels

1B

Bill Caudill

Oakland Athletics

P

Alvin Davis

Seattle Mariners

1B

Richard Dotson

Chicago White Sox

P

Dave Engle

Minnesota Twins

C

Did Not Play

Damaso Garcia

Toronto Blue Jays

2B

Alfredo Griffin

Toronto Blue Jays

SS

Rickey Henderson

Oakland Athletics

OF

Willie Hernandez

Detroit Tigers

P

5.

Reggie Jackson

California Angels

OF

8.

Chet Lemon

Detroit Tigers

OF

Don Mattingly

New York Yankees

1B

Jack Morris

Detroit Tigers

P

Eddie Murray

Baltimore Orioles

1B

Phil Niekro

New York Yankees

P

Did Not Pitch

7.

Lance Parrish

Detroit Tigers

C

Dan Quisenberry

Kansas City Royals

P

Did Not Pitch

Jim Rice

Boston Red Sox

OF

3.

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Baltimore Orioles

SS

9.

Dave Stieb

Toronto Blue Jays

P

Starting Pitcher

Jim Sundberg

Milwaukee Brewers

C

Andy Thornton

Cleveland Indians

1B

Alan Trammell

Detroit Tigers

SS

Injured

1.

Lou Whitaker

Detroit Tigers

2B

4.

Dave Winfield

New York Yankees

OF

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

1984 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Joaquin Andujar

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Injured

Bob Brenly

San Francisco Giants

C

7.

Gary Carter

Montreal Expos

C

Chili Davis

San Francisco Giants

OF

Jody Davis

Chicago Cubs

C

3.

Steve Garvey

San Diego Padres

1B

Dwight Gooden

New York Mets

P

Rich Gossage

San Diego Padres

P

1.

Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padres

OF

Keith Hernandez

New York Mets

1B

Al Holland

Philadelphia Phillies

P

Did Not Pitch

9.

Charlie Lea

Montreal Expos

P

Starting Pitcher

Mike Marshall

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Did Not Pitch

Jerry Mumphrey

Houston Astros

OF

4.

Dale Murphy

Atlanta Braves

OF

Jesse Orosco

New York Mets

P

Did Not Pitch

Tony Pena

Pittsburgh Pirates

C

Tim Raines

Montreal Expos

OF

Rafael Ramirez

Atlanta Braves

SS

Did Not Play

Juan Samuel

Philadelphia Phillies

2B

Did Not Play

2.

Ryne Sandberg

Chicago Cubs

2B

5.

Mike Schmidt

Philadelphia Phillies

3B

8.

Ozzie Smith

St. Louis Cardinals

SS

Mario Soto

Cincinnati Reds

P

6.

Darryl Strawberry

New York Mets

OF

Bruce Sutter

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Did Not Pitch

Fernando Valenzuela

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Tim Wallach

Montreal Expos

3B

Claudell Washington

Atlanta Braves

OF

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



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 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 record as he was only nineteen years old when he took the mound?

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