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1959 MLB All-Star Game
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 8 0
National League 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 X 5 9 0
Date July 7, 1959
Venue Forbes Field
City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Managers American League - Casey Stengel (NYY)
National League - Fred Haney (MIL)
Attendance 35,277
First pitch None
Television NBC
TV announcers Mel Allen, Curt Gowdy
Radio NBC
Radio announcers Jack Brickhouse, Bob Prince

The 1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 26th 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 played on July 7, 1959 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the NL. The game resulted in a 5-4 victory for the National League. An unprecedented second game was scheduled for later in the season in Los Angeles, California.

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Background

In a break from tradition, the league scheduled a "doubleheader" as part of an effort to boost the players' pension fund. The first game was held on July 7 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. The second game was held on August 3 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers also of the NL. The first game resulted in a 5-4 victory for the NL. The AL won the second game by a score of 5-3. The experiment of staging two All-Star Games each year continued through the 1962 season, after which the playing of one annual game resumed.

Rosters

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American League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Early Wynn White Sox
C Gus Triandos Orioles
1B Bill Skowron Yankees
2B Nellie Fox White Sox
3B Harmon Killebrew Senators
SS Luis Aparicio White Sox
OF Rocky Colavito Indians
OF Al Kaline Tigers
OF Minnie Miñoso Indians
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Jim Bunning Tigers
P Bud Daley Athletics
P Ryne Duren Yankees
P Whitey Ford Yankees
P Billy Pierce White Sox
P Hoyt Wilhelm Orioles
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Yogi Berra Yankees
C Sherm Lollar White Sox
1B Vic Power Indians
1B Roy Sievers Senators
2B Pete Runnels Red Sox
3B Frank Malzone Red Sox
SS Gil McDougald Yankees
OF Harvey Kuenn Tigers
OF Mickey Mantle Yankees
OF Ted Williams Red Sox

National League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Don Drysdale Dodgers
C Del Crandall Braves
1B Orlando Cepeda Giants
2B Johnny Temple Reds
3B Eddie Mathews Braves
SS Ernie Banks Cubs
OF Hank Aaron Braves
OF Willie Mays Giants
OF Wally Moon Dodgers
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Johnny Antonelli Giants
P Lew Burdette Braves
P Gene Conley Phillies
P Don Elston-y Cubs
P Roy Face Pirates
P Vinegar Bend Mizell-x Cardinals
P Warren Spahn Braves
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Smoky Burgess Pirates
C Hal Smith Cardinals
1B Stan Musial Cardinals
1B Frank Robinson Reds
2B Bill Mazeroski Pirates
3B Ken Boyer Cardinals
SS Dick Groat Pirates
OF Joe Cunningham Cardinals
OF Vada Pinson Reds
OF Bill White Cardinals
  • -x - Injured and could not play
  • -y - Injury replacement

Game

Umpires: Ed Runge, Home Plate (AL); Al Barlick, First Base (NL); Joe Paparella, Second Base (AL); Augie Donatelli, Third Base (NL); Johnny Rice, Left Field (AL); Shag Crawford, Right Field (NL)

Starting Lineups

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Minnie Miñoso Indians LF 1 Johnny Temple Reds 2B
2 Nellie Fox White Sox 2B 2 Eddie Mathews Braves 3B
3 Al Kaline Tigers CF 3 Hank Aaron Braves RF
4 Bill Skowron Yankees 1B 4 Willie Mays Giants CF
5 Rocky Colavito Indians RF 5 Ernie Banks Cubs SS
6 Gus Triandos Orioles C 6 Orlando Cepeda Giants 1B
7 Harmon Killebrew Senators 3B 7 Wally Moon Dodgers LF
8 Luis Aparicio White Sox SS 8 Del Crandall Braves C
9 Early Wynn White Sox P 9 Don Drysdale Dodgers P

Game Summary

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 8 0
National 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 X 5 9 1

WP: Johnny Antonelli (1-0)  LP: Whitey Ford (0-1)  
HRs:  AL – Al Kaline (1)  NL – Eddie Mathews (1)

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