1958 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1958 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1958 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Date July 8, 1958
Venue Memorial Stadium
City Baltimore, Maryland
Managers National League - Fred Haney (MIL)
American League - Casey Stengel (NYY)
Attendance 48,829
First pitch Richard Nixon
Television NBC
TV announcers Mel Allen and Al Helfer
Radio NBC
Radio announcers Bob Neal and Ernie Harwell
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The 1958 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 25th 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 8, 1958, at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland the home of the Baltimore Orioles of the American League. This was the first Major League Baseball All-Star Game to pass without an extra base hit.[1] This means all of the runs were initially singles before being batted into home.

This was a Diamond Jubilee game. The opening pitch was made by then-U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon, who was to become President 10 years later. 48,829 people were in attendance. The game was broadcast on the American television network, NBC.

The first hit of the game occurred in the first inning when legendary center fielder Willie Mays made the first hit and eventually was batted into home.[2] The last scoring was in the sixth inning when the American League team took the lead after an error by Frank Thomas, ordinarily third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates, led to a single by Gil McDougald, who ordinarily plays for the New York Yankees but was playing for the American League team in this game.

Several players were named to the team but did not play. These include, for the American League, Billy Pierce, Tony Kubek, Harvey Kuenn, Shem Lollar, Rocky Bridges, Ryne Duren, Whitey Ford, and Elston Howard. In the National League team, Johnny Antonelli, Richie Ashburn, George Crowe, Eddie Mathews, Don McMahon, Walt Moryn, Johnny Podres, Bob Purkey, and Bob Schmidt were named to the team but did not play.

Opening Lineups

American League National League
Player Team Pos Player Team Pos
Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox  2B Willie Mays San Francisco Giants  CF
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees  CF Bob Skinner Pittsburgh Pirates  LF
Jackie Jensen Boston Red Sox  RF Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals  OF
Bob Cerv Kansas City Athletics  LF Henry Aaron Milwaukee Braves  RF
Bill Skowron New York Yankees    1B Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs  SS
Frank Malzone Boston Red Sox  3B Frank Thomas Pittsburgh Pirates  3B
Gus Triandos Baltimore Orioles  C Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates  2B
Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox  SS Del Crandall Milwaukee Braves    C
Bob Turley New York Yankees    P Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves    P



Position Umpire
Home Plate Eddie Rommel
First Base Tom Gorman
Second Base Bill McKinley
Third Base Jocko Conlan
Left Field Frank Umont
Right Field Frank Secory

Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2
American 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 X 4 9 2
WP: Early Wynn (1-0)   LP: Bob Friend (0-1)   Sv: Billy O'Dell (1)