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.

"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

66

Date / Box Score

Location

The Ballpark at Arlington

Attendance ( Rank )

50,920

The Star Spangled Banner

O' Canada

1 st Pitch

From

To

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Buck Showalter

Coaches

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)
Heathcliff Slocumb (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

San Francisco Giants

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

Los Angeles Dodgers

OF

Mickey Morandini

Philadelphia Phillies

2B

Randy Myers

Chicago Cubs

P

Denny Neagle

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

Hideo Nomo

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Starting Pitcher

Jose Offerman

Los Angeles Dodgers

SS

Carlos Perez

Montreal Expos

P

4.

Mike Piazza

Los Angeles Dodgers

C

Reggie Sanders

Cincinnati Reds

OF

Heathcliff Slocumb

Philadelphia Phillies

P

John Smiley

Cincinnati Reds

P

Ozzie Smith

St. Louis Cardinals

SS

Did Not Play

Sammy Sosa

Chicago Cubs

OF

Matt Williams

San Francisco Giants

3B

Injured

Todd Worrell

Los Angeles Dodgers

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

Kansas City Royals

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

Starting Pitcher

1.

Kenny Lofton

Cleveland Indians

OF

3.

Edgar Martinez

Seattle Mariners

DH

Dennis Martinez

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

Chicago White Sox

1B

Mo Vaughn

Boston Red Sox

1B

David Wells

Detroit Tigers

P

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



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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