1987 All-Star Game

If the last three games represented good pitching, then the '87 All-Star Game represented great pitching. Never in history had an All Star game gone beyond five innings without a run. This year no one would score until the thirteenth!

Ozzie Virgil singled to center. Lee Smith struck out trying to bunt and Hubie Brooks singled Virgil to second. Willie McGee flied out and Tim Raines drilled his third hit of the game, a two-run triple to left-center.

For the National League, the dominant pitchers were Mike Scott, Rick Sutcliffe, Orel Hershiser, Rick Reuschel, John Franco, Steve Bedrosian, Lee Smith and Sid Fernandez.

For the American League, it was Bret Saberhagen, Jack Morris, Mark Langston, Dan Plesac, Dave Righetti and Tom Henke.

The so-called "power hitters" from both leagues were being shut down repeatedly and the fans were beginning to get disappointed in their weak performances at the plate. Many missed the excitement of homeruns and scoring derbies that were supposed take place during the meetings of the league's top sluggers. The pitchers on the other hand, weren't complaining.

"There are two things I teach the boys that are all American. One's the good old flag and one's baseball." - Tim Murnane
1987 All-Star Game

1987 All-Star Game Program
1987 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number

58

Date / Box Score

Location

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Attendance ( Rank )

49,671

Starting Pitchers

Managers

John McNamara

Coaches

1987 All-Star Game

Line Score

League

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E

National

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 2

American

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1

Mike Scott
Rick Sutcliffe (3rd)
Orel Hershiser (5th)
Rick Reuschel (7th)
John Franco (8th)
Steve Bedrosian (9th)
Lee Smith (W, 10th)
Sid Fernandez (S, 13)

Bret Saberhagen
Jack Morris (4th)
Mark Langston (6th)
Dan Plesac (8th)
Dave Righetti (9th)
Tom Henke (9th)
Jay Howell (L, 10th)
-

None

None

1987 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Steve Bedrosian

Philadelphia Philles

P

Hubie Brooks

Montreal Expos

SS

7.

Gary Carter

New York Mets

C

5.

Jack Clark

St. Louis Cardinals

1B

1.

Eric Davis

Cincinnati Reds

OF

3.

Andre Dawson

Chicago Cubs

OF

Bo Diaz

Cincinnati Reds

C

Sid Fernandez

New York Mets

P

John Franco

Cincinnati Reds

P

Pedro Guerrero

Los Angeles Dodgers

OF

Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padres

OF

Keith Hernandez

New York Mets

1B

Orel Hershiser

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Jeffrey Leonard

San Francisco Giants

OF

Willie McGee

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

Dale Murphy

Atlanta Braves

OF

Tim Raines

Montreal Expos

OF

MVP

Rick Reuschel

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

Juan Samuel

Philadelphia Phillies

2B

2.

Ryne Sandberg

Chicago Cubs

2B

4.

Mike Schmidt

Philadelphia Phillies

3B

9.

Mike Scott

Houston Astros

P

Starting Pitcher

Lee Smith

Chicago Cubs

P

8.

Ozzie Smith

St. Louis Cardinals

SS

6.

Darryl Strawberry

New York Mets

OF

Rick Sutcliffe

Chicago Cubs

P

Ozzie Virgil

Atlanta Braves

C

Tim Wallach

Montreal Expos

3B

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

1987 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Harold Baines

Chicago White Sox

OF

4.

George Bell

Toronto Blue Jays

OF

3.

Wade Boggs

Boston Red Sox

3B

Dwight Evans

Boston Red Sox

OF

Tony Fernandez

Toronto Blue Jays

SS

1.

Rickey Henderson

New York Yankees

OF

Tom Henke

Toronto Blue Jays

P

Jay Howell

Oakland Athletics

P

Bruce Hurst

Boston Red Sox

P

Did Not Pitch

7.

Terry Kennedy

Baltimore Orioles

C

Mark Langston

Seattle Mariners

P

2.

Don Mattingly

New York Yankees

1B

Mark McGwire

Oakland Athletics

1B

Jack Morris

Detroit Tigers

P

Matt Nokes

Detroit Tigers

C

Larry Parrish

Texas Rangers

3B

Dan Plesac

Milwaukee Brewers

P

Kirby Puckett

Minnesota Twins

OF

8.

Willie Randolph

New York Yankees

2B

Harold Reynolds

Seattle Mariners

2B

Dave Righetti

New York Yankees

P

6.

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Baltimore Orioles

SS

9.

Bret Saberhagen

Kansas City Royals

P

Starting Pitcher

Kevin Seitzer

Kansas City Royals

3B

Pat Tabler

Cleveland Indians

1B

Alan Trammell

Detroit Tigers

SS

Lou Whitaker

Detroit Tigers

2B

Injured

5.

Dave Winfield

New York Yankees

OF

Mike Witt

California Angels

P

Did Not Pitch

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



Why did Tim Raines win the Most Valuable Player Award ? His triple in the thirteenth inning drove in the 1987 All-Star Games only runs.

In the ninth inning an exciting play occurred when Dave Winfield broke for home from second baseon a blown double play, but pitcher Steve Bedrosian threw him out at the plate.

Lee Smith Larry Parrish reached third base with two outs and Smith had to strike out Tony Fernandez to earn the National League win.

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