1989 All-Star Game

This game featured one of the most gifted and versatile athletes ever to play in professional sports. Bo Jackson was a standout player for the National Football League (NFL) as well as Major League Baseball (MLB) and many feel that if his career had not ended so early on, he could have been one of the greatest in both sports.

Jackson not only started the rally in this game but he also maintained and finished it. He was the leadoff batter going up against Rick Reuschel. With one swing of his bat, the tone was set. "When the ball hit the bat," said National League manager Tommy Lasorda, "it sounded like he hit a golf ball." The ball sailed high and far, soared over the center-field fence and landed an estimated four-hundred forty-eight feet from home plate.

From then on it was a Jackson highlight film showcasing his power and speed. He stole a base and raced from left field to left center to catch a Pedro Guerrero liner with two runners in scoring position and two out in the National League's first inning. The American League won its first back-to-back All-Star games for the first time since 1957-58. The league was ecstatic from the variety of exciting and unpredictable games that the 80's had provided and hoped that this trend would last into the 90's.

"Bo (Jackson), at the top give us a chance to get started quickly. We can put some pressure on the other team right away." - Tony LaRussa (pre-game ceremonies)
1989 All-Star Game

1989 All-Star Program
1989 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number

60

Date / Box Score

Location

Anaheim Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

64,036

O' Canada

Doc Severinsen (Orchestra Leader on Tonight Show)

The Star Spangled Banner

Doc Severinsen (Orchestra Leader on Tonight Show)

1 st Pitch

From

To

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

Jack McKeon

1989 All-Star Game

Line Score

League

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

National

2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 9 1

American

2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 x 5 12 0

Rick Reuschel
John Smoltz (L, 2nd)
Rick Sutcliffe (3rd)
Tim Burke (4th)
Mark Davis (6th)
Jay Howell (7th)
Mitch Williams (8th)
-

Dave Stewart
Nolan Ryan (W, 2nd)
Mark Gubicza (4th)
Mike Moore (5th)
Greg Swindell (6th)
Jeff Russell (7th)
Dan Plesac (8th)
Doug Jones (8th)

None
-

Bo Jackson (1st)
Wade Boggs (1st)

1989 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Bobby Bonilla

Pittsburgh Pirates

3B

Tim Burke

Montreal Expos

P

3.

Will Clark

San Francisco Giants

1B

Vince Coleman

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

5.

Eric Davis

Cincinnati Reds

OF

Glenn Davis

Houston Astros

1B

Mark Davis

San Diego Padres

P

Andrew Dawson

Chicago Cubs

OF

John Franco

Cincinnati Reds

P

Did Not Pitch

7.

Pedro Guerrero

St. Louis Cardinals

1B

2.

Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padres

OF

Von Hayes

Philadelphia Phillies

OF

Orel Hershiser

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Did Not Pitch

Jay Howell

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

6.

Howard Johnson

New York Mets

3B

Barry Larkin

Cincinnati Reds

SS

Did Not Play

4.

Kevin Mitchell

San Francisco Giants

OF

Tony Pena

St. Louis Cardinals

C

Willie Randolph

Los Angeles Dodgers

2B

Rick Reuschel

San Francisco Giants

P

Starting Pitcher

8.

Ryne Sandberg

Chicago Cubs

2B

9.

Benito Santiago

San Diego Padres

C

Mike Schmidt

Philadelphia Phillies

3B

Injured

Mike Scioscia

Los Angeles Dodgers

C

Mike Scott

Houston Astros

P

Injured

1.

Ozzie Smith

St. Louis Cardinals

SS

John Smoltz

Atlanta Braves

P

Darryl Strawberry

New York Mets

OF

Injured

Rick Sutcliffe

Chicago Cubs

P

Tim Wallach

Montreal Expos

3B

Mitch Williams

Chicago Cubs

P

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

1989 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

4.

Harold Baines

Chicago White Sox

DH

2.

Wade Boggs

Boston Red Sox

3B

Jose Canseco

Oakland Athletics

OF

Injured

Tony Fernandez

Toronto Blue Jays

SS

Chuck Finley

California Angels

P

Did Not Pitch

5.

Julio Franco

Texas Rangers

2B

Gary Gaetti

Minnesota Twins

3B

Mike Greenwell

Boston Red Sox

OF

Kelly Gruber

Toronto Blue Jays

3B

Did Not Play

Mark Gubicza

Kansas City Royals

P

Mike Henneman

Detroit Tigers

P

Did Not Pitch

1.

Bo Jackson

Kansas City Royals

OF

MVP

Doug Jones

Cleveland Indians

P

Jeffrey Leonard

Seattle Mariners

DH

Don Mattingly

New York Yankees

1B

8.

Mark McGwire

Oakland Athletics

1B

Mike Moore

Oakland Athletics

P

Dan Plesac

Milwaukee Brewers

P

3.

Kirby Puckett

Minnesota Twins

OF

6.

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Baltimore Orioles

SS

Jeff Russell

Texas Rangers

P

Nolan Ryan

Texas Rangers

P

Steve Sax

New York Yankees

2B

7.

Ruben Sierra

Texas Rangers

OF

9.

Terry Steinbach

Oakland Athletics

C

Dave Stewart

Oakland Athletics

P

Starting Pitcher

Greg Swindell

Cleveland Indians

P

Mickey Tettleton

Baltimore Orioles

C

Devon White

California Angels

OF

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



This American League victory combined with last years win were the first back-to-back American League All-Star Game victories since 1957-1958.

Nolan Ryan's two shutout innings earned him the victory and made him the oldest winning All-Star pitcher in Midsummer Classic history.

Bo Jackson won the All-Star Most Valuable Player Award because of a stunning catch in the first, a leadoff home run and driving home the go ahead run during the second inning.

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