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1980 MLB All-Star Game
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Date July 8, 1980
Venue Dodger Stadium
City Los Angeles, California
Managers American League - Earl Weaver (BAL)
National League - Chuck Tanner (PIT)
MVP Ken Griffey (CIN)
Attendance 56,088
First pitch
Television ABC
TV announcers Al Michaels, Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell, Don Drysdale
Radio CBS
Radio announcers Vin Scully, Brent Musburger

The 1980 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 51st midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was played on July 8, 1980 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers of the National League. The game resulted in a 4-2 victory for the NL.

While this would mark the second time that the Dodgers had hosted the All-Star Game in Los Angeles, it was the first time that the game was being held at Dodger Stadium. Their first time as host in 1959 saw the game played at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; the Dodgers' Los Angeles home field until the construction of Dodger Stadium.

This All-Star Game would be known for some exemplary pitching performances, most notably AL starter Steve Stone's (three perfect innings, three strikeouts). Jerry Reuss struck out the side for the NL in the sixth, as well.

It would also be one of the final games for NL starter J.R. Richard. Richard would be diagnosed with a career-ending stroke weeks later.

Game summary

The AL and NL were locked in a scoreless duel for four innings, including Stone's performance mentioned above. Fred Lynn would break the deadlock in the top of the fifth with a two-run homer off Bob Welch.

The National League came back with a single run in their half of the fifth when Ken Griffey homered off Tommy John. The NL took the lead in the bottom of the sixth when George Hendrick singled home Ray Knight and Phil Garner scored on a Willie Randolph error.

The NL's final run scored in the seventh when Dave Concepcion singled, was wild-pitched to second by Dave Stieb, and later came home on another Stieb wild pitch.

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