1995 All-Star Game

The 1995 Midsummer Classic was held at Ballpark at Arlington for the first time in All-Star history. National League was still riding high after breaking the American League's six year winning streak the previous year. Despite their confidence, the National League managed only three hits during the entire game.

Unfortunately for the American League, they all counted, marking the first time in All-Star history that all of a team's hits were homeruns. Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Jeff Conine all homered for the National League, despite a fantastic performance on the mound by the American League. For over five innings, three American League pitchers had held the National League hitless. Randy Johnson, Kevin Appier and Dennis Martinez combined to pitch the longest no-hitter to open an All-Star Game.

This time the American League's offense was anemic as they batted eight times with runners in scoring position and went hitless each time. The American League's runs came on a fourth-inning homer by Frank Thomas after a single by Carlos Baerga.

Two other notable events took place during the '95 Midsummer Classic: Buck Showalter of the Yankees and Felipe Alou of the Expos were named All-Star managers because their teams finished the strike-shortened 1994 season with the best records in their leagues and National League starter Hideo Nomo became the first Japanese player named to the All-Star team.

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"This is a great event (the 1995 All-Star Game) to get the game of baseball back on trace. This is a celebration of baseball." - Texas Governor George W. Bush

1995 All-Star Game

1995 All-Star Game Program

1995 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number
Date / Box Score
The Ballpark at Arlington
Attendance ( Rank )
The Star Spangled Banner
O' Canada
1 st Pitch
Starting Pitchers
Buck Showalter
Terry Collins
Jim Riggleman

1995 All-Star Game

Line Score

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 3 0
American 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
Hideo Nomo
John Smiley (3rd)
Tyler Green (5th)
Denny Neagle (6th)
Carlos Perez (6th)
HeathcliffSlocumb (W,7th)
Tom Henke (8th)
Randy Myers (9th)
Randy Johnson
Kevin Appier (3rd)
Dennis Martinez (5th)
Kenny Rogers (7th)
Steve Ontiveros (L, 8th)
David Wells (8th)
Jose Mesa (9th)
Craig Biggio (6th)
Mike Piazza (7th)
Jeff Conine (8th)
Frank Thomas (4th)

1995 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Dante Bichette Colorado Rockies OF
9. Craig Biggio
Houston Astros 2B
3. Barry Bonds SanFranciscoGiants OF
Bobby Bonilla New York Mets 3B
8. Vinny Castilla Colorado Rockies 3B
Jeff Conine Florida Marlins OF MVP
Darren Daulton Philadelphia Phillies C
1. Lenny Dykstra Philadelphia Phillies OF
6. Ron Gant Cincinnati Reds OF
Mark Grace Chicago Cubs 1B
Tyler Green Philadelphia Phillies P
2. Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres OF
Tom Henke St. Louis Cardinals P
7. Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds SS
Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves P Did Not Pitch
5. Fred McGriff Atlanta Braves 1B
Raul Mondesi LosAngelesDodgers OF
Mickey Morandini Philadelphia Phillies 2B
Randy Myers Chicago Cubs P
Denny Neagle Pittsburgh Pirates P
Hideo Nomo LosAngelesDodgers P StartingPitcher
Jose Offerman LosAngelesDodgers SS
Carlos Perez Montreal Expos P
4. Mike Piazza LosAngelesDodgers C
Reggie Sanders Cincinnati Reds OF
HeathcliffSlocumb Philadelphia Phillies P
John Smiley Cincinnati Reds P
Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals SS Did Not Play
Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs OF
Matt Williams SanFranciscoGiants 3B Injured
Todd Worrell LosAngelesDodgers P Did Not Pitch
BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).

1995 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Roberto Alomar Toronto Blue Jays 2B
Kevin Appier KansasCityRoyals P
2. Carlos Baerga Cleveland Indians 2B
5. Albert Belle Cleveland Indians OF
7. Wade Boggs New York Yankees 3B
Gary DiSarcina California Angels SS
Jim Edmonds California Angels OF
Chuck Finley California Angels P Did Not Pitch
Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle Mariners OF Injured
Erik Hanson Boston Red Sox P Did Not Pitch
Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners P StartingPitcher
1. Kenny Lofton Cleveland Indians OF
3. Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners DH
DennisMartinez Cleveland Indians P
Tino Martinez Seattle Mariners 1B
Mark McGwire Oakland Athletics 1B Did Not Play
Jose Mesa Cleveland Indians P
Paul O'Neill New York Yankees OF
Steve Ontiveros Oakland Athletics P
8. Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins OF
Manny Ramirez Cleveland Indians OF
6. Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles SS
9. Ivan Rodriguez Texas Rangers C
Kenny Rogers Texas Rangers P
Kevin Seitzer Milwaukee Brewers 3B
Lee Smith California Angels P Did Not Pitch
Mike Stanley New York Yankees C
4. Frank Thomas ChicagoWhiteSox 1B
Mo Vaughn Boston Red Sox 1B
David Wells Detroit Tigers P

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

Game / Box Links: 1995 Box Score | 1995 Play-by-Play
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The National League might have managed only three hits during the entire game, but all three were solo home runs enabling them to win their thirty-ninth Midsummer Classic.

The American League bullpen which featured Randy Johnson , Kevin Appier and Dennis Martinez pitched just under six innings of no-hit baseball.

Hideo Nomo was the first Japanese player to appear / pitch in an All-Star Game. In Japan, work virtually came to a standstill at approximately nine in the morning so fans could watch him live on television.

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