1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Date July 12, 1988
Venue Riverfront Stadium
City Cincinnati, Ohio
Managers American League - Tom Kelly (MIN)
National League - Whitey Herzog (StL)
MVP Terry Steinbach (OAK)
Attendance 55,837
First pitch Vice President George H.W. Bush
Television ABC
TV announcers Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver
Radio CBS
Radio announcers Brent Musburger, Jerry Coleman, Johnny Bench
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The 1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 59th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 12, 1988 at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, the home of the Cincinnati Reds of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 2-1.


Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


Coaching staff

Description AL NL
Managers Tom Kelly Whitey Herzog
Coaches Tom Trebelhorn Roger Craig
Coaches Bobby Valentine Buck Rodgers
Honorary Captains Bobby Doerr Willie Stargell


Home Plate Frank Pulli
First Base Larry Barnett
Second Base Terry Tata
Third Base Dale Ford
Left field Randy Marsh
Right field Dan Morrison

Starting lineups

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Rickey Henderson Yankees CF 1 Vince Coleman Cardinals LF
2 Paul Molitor Brewers 2B 2 Ryne Sandberg Cubs 2B
3 Wade Boggs Red Sox 3B 3 Andre Dawson Cubs CF
4 José Canseco Athletics LF 4 Darryl Strawberry Mets RF
5 Dave Winfield Yankees RF 5 Bobby Bonilla Pirates 3B
6 Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles SS 6 Will Clark Giants 1B
7 Mark McGwire Athletics 1B 7 Gary Carter Mets C
8 Terry Steinbach Athletics C 8 Ozzie Smith Cardinals SS
9 Frank Viola Twins P 9 Dwight Gooden Mets P

Game summary

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2
National League 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
WP: Frank Viola (1-0)   LP: Dwight Gooden (0-1)   Sv: Dennis Eckersley (1)
Home runs:
AL: Terry Steinbach (1)
NL: None

Footnotes and references

External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com
  • Lineups, boxscore, and more