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.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"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)
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-
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).

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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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