1985 All-Star Game

Once again, pitching was the determining factor in this game as the National League dominated on the mound. This time, LaMarr Hoyt, Nolan Ryan, Fernando Valenzuela, Jeff Reardon and Goose Gossage shut down the American League on five hits, one run and not a single extra-base hit.

What made this feat even more amazing was the American League's line-up featured Rickey Henderson, Lou Whitaker, George Brett, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken, Alan Trammell, Wade Boggs, Dave Winfield, Jim Rice, Don Mattingly and Harold Baines.

"And don't forget," said National League manager Dick Williams, "we didn't even use Dwight Gooden." Amazingly, It was the National League's thirty-sixth win and another embarrassing showing by the American League's superstars.

"I don't know why they (the Major Leagues) don't use the DH (in the All-Star Game). They pitchers never hit anyway." - Pete Rose (comments made after the 1985 All-Star Game)
1985 All-Star Game

1985 All-Star Game Program
1985 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number

56

Date / Box Score

Location

Metrodome

Attendance ( Rank )

54,960

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

Jim Frey

1985 All-Star Game

Line Score

League

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

National

0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 9 1

American

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0

La Marr Hoyt (W)
Nolan Ryan (4th)
Fernando Valenzuela (7th)
Jeff Reardon (8th)
Rich Gossage (9th)
-
-

Jack Morris (L)
Jimmy Key (3rd)
Bert Blyleven (4th)
Dave Stieb (6th)
Donnie Moore (7th)
Dan Petry (9th)
Willie Hernandez (9th)

None

None

1985 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Joaquin Andujar

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Refused to Attend

Gary Carter

New York Mets

C

Injured

Jack Clark

St. Louis Cardinals

1B

Jose Cruz

Houston Astros

OF

Ron Darling

New York Mets

P

Did Not Pitch

Scott Garrelts

San Francisco Giants

P

Did Not Pitch

3.

Steve Garvey

San Diego Padres

1B

Dwight Gooden

New York Mets

-

Rich Gossage

San Diego Padres

P

Pedro Guerrero

Los Angeles Dodgers

-

Injured

1.

Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padres

OF

2.

Tom Herr

St. Louis Cardinals

2B

9.

La Marr Hoyt

San Diego Padres

P

Starting Pitcher

7.

Terry Kennedy

San Diego Padres

C

Willie McGee

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

4.

Dale Murphy

Atlanta Braves

OF

6.

Graig Nettles

San Diego Padres

3B

Dave Parker

Cincinnati Reds

OF

Tony Pena

Pittsburgh Pirates

C

Tim Raines

Montreal Expos

OF

Jeff Reardon

Montreal Expos

P

Pete Rose

Cincinnati Reds

1B

Nolan Ryan

Houston Astros

P

Ryne Sandberg

Chicago Cubs

2B

8.

Ozzie Smith

St. Louis Cardinals

SS

5.

Darryl Strawberry

New York Mets

OF

Garry Templeton

San Diego Padres

SS

Fernando Valenzuela

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Ozzie Virgil

Philadelphia Phillies

C

Tim Wallach

Montreal Expos

3B

Glenn Wilson

Philadelphia Phillies

OF

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

1985 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Harold Baines

Chicago White Sox

OF

Bert Blyleven

Cleveland Indians

P

Wade Boggs

Boston Red Sox

3B

Phil Bradley

Seattle Mariners

OF

3.

George Brett

Kansas City Royals

3B

Tom Brunansky

Minnesota Twins

OF

Cecil Cooper

Milwaukee Brewers

1B

8.

Carlton Fisk

Chicago White Sox

C

Damaso Garcia

Toronto Blue Jays

2B

Rich Gedman

Boston Red Sox

C

1.

Rickey Henderson

New York Yankees

OF

Willie Hernandez

Detroit Tigers

P

Jay Howell

Oakland Athletics

P

Did Not Pitch

Jimmy Key

Toronto Blue Jays

P

Don Mattingly

New York Yankees

1B

Paul Molitor

Milwaukee Brewers

3B

Donnie Moore

California Angels

P

9.

Jack Morris

Detroit Tigers

P

Starting Pitcher

4.

Eddie Murray

Baltimore Orioles

1B

Lance Parrish

Detroit Tigers

C

Injured

Dan Petry

Detroit Tigers

P

7.

Jim Rice

Boston Red Sox

OF

5.

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Baltimore Orioles

SS

Dave Stieb

Toronto Blue Jays

P

Alan Trammell

Detroit Tigers

SS

Gary Ward

Texas Rangers

OF

2.

Lou Whitaker

Detroit Tigers

2B

Ernie Whitt

Toronto Blue Jays

C

6.

Dave Winfield

New York Yankees

OF

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



The 1985 All-Star Game made history, but not because of the game itself. It was the first year where an officially sanctioned Home Run Derby was held and the 46,000+ fans, who paid $2 each to watch the contest, loved it making it a new Midsummer Classic tradition.

La Marr Hoyt won the All-Star Most Valuable Player Award . Do you know how many other pitchers have won the award? Do you know how many other players / pitchers who appeared in ONLY one All-Star Game won? La Marr Hoyt is in that select group...

The "Refused to Attend" in the notes next to Joaquin Andujar are due to the National League's manager ( Dick Williams ) decision to start La Marr Hoyt instead of Andujar . When Williams heard of the refusal he told the media, "I think the game will go on without him. We beat him in St. Louis the other day for our only win against them. I'm happy he showed up for that game."

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