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1983 MLB All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 3
American League 1 1 7 0 0 0 2 2 X 13 15 2
Date July 6, 1983
Venue Comiskey Park
City Chicago, Illinois
Managers National League - Whitey Herzog (StL)
American League - Harvey Kuenn (MIL)
MVP Fred Lynn (CAL)
Attendance 43,801
First pitch Unknown
Television NBC
TV announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola
Radio CBS
Radio announcers Brent Musburger, Duke Snider, Brooks Robinson

The 1983 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 54th 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 6, 1983, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, the home of the Chicago White Sox of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 13-3. The game occurred exactly 50 years to the date of the first All-Star game.

This was the fifth All-Star Game to be played in Chicago, and the third to be hosted by the White Sox at Comiskey Park (the other two being hosted by the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field). This would be the last time that the All-Star Game would be hosted in the stadium where the annual exhibition began. When the White Sox next hosted the All-Star Game in 2003, they had moved across the street to their new home at U.S. Cellular Field.

The game was the first American League win since 1971, and only their second win since 1963. The 13 runs scored by the American League set a new record for one team in All-Star Game history, and was the most runs scored by a single team in All-Star competition since the 11 runs scored by the American League in 1954. The ten run margin of victory was the largest since 12-0 American League victory in 1946.

The game is perhaps best remembered for Fred Lynn's third inning grand slam. As of 2009, it is the only grand slam in All-Star Game history.



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


National League

Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Mario Soto Reds 2
C Gary Carter Expos 6
1B Al Oliver Expos 6
2B Steve Sax Dodgers 2
3B Mike Schmidt Phillies 8
SS Ozzie Smith Cardinals 3
OF Andre Dawson Expos 3
OF Dale Murphy Braves 3
OF Tim Raines Expos 3
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Bill Dawley Astros 1
P Dave Dravecky Padres 1
P Atlee Hammaker Giants 1
P Gary Lavelle Giants 2
P Jesse Orosco Mets 1
P Pascual Pérez Braves 1
P Steve Rogers Expos 5
P Lee Smith Cubs 1
P Fernando Valenzuela Dodgers 3
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Bruce Benedict Braves 2
C Terry Kennedy Padres 2
1B Darrell Evans Giants 2
1B George Hendrick Cardinals 4
2B Glenn Hubbard Braves 1
3B Johnny Bench Reds 14
3B Pedro Guerrero Dodgers 2
3B Bill Madlock Pirates 3
SS Dickie Thon Astros 1
OF Leon Durham Cubs 2
OF Willie McGee Cardinals 1

American League

Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Dave Stieb Blue Jays 3
C Ted Simmons Brewers 8
1B Rod Carew Angels 17
2B Manny Trillo Indians 4
3B George Brett Royals 8
SS Robin Yount Brewers 3
OF Fred Lynn Angels 9
OF Jim Rice Red Sox 5
OF Dave Winfield Yankees 7
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Ron Guidry[1] Yankees 4
P Rick Honeycutt Rangers 2
P Aurelio López Tigers 1
P Tippy Martinez Orioles 1
P Dan Quisenberry Royals 2
P Bob Stanley Red Sox 2
P Rick Sutcliffe Indians 1
P Matt Young Mariners 1
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Bob Boone Angels 4
C Lance Parrish Tigers 3
1B Cecil Cooper Brewers 4
1B Eddie Murray Orioles 4
2B Lou Whitaker Tigers 1
3B Doug DeCinces Angels 1
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles 1
OF Rickey Henderson Athletics 3
OF Ron Kittle White Sox 1
OF Ben Oglivie Brewers 3
OF Gary Ward Twins 1
OF Willie Wilson Royals 2
DH Reggie Jackson[1] Angels 13
DH Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox 18


Joe Garagiola and Vin Scully (right) as depicted on the cover of the souvenir program for the 1983 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.


George Maloney was the last home plate umpire to work an All-Star game wearing the outside chest protector long favored by umpires in the American League. Maloney was one of only three active umpires in 1983 still using the outside protector. He and Russ Goetz retired following the 1983 season. Jerry Neudecker, the last outside protector holdout, retired after the 1985 season.

Home Plate George Maloney
First Base Harry Wendelstedt
Second Base Ted Hendry
Third Base Jim Quick
Left Field John Shulock
Right Field Dave Pallone

Starting lineups

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Steve Sax Dodgers 2B 1 Rod Carew Angels 1B
2 Tim Raines Expos LF 2 Robin Yount Brewers SS
3 Andre Dawson Expos CF 3 Fred Lynn Angels CF
4 Al Oliver Expos 1B 4 Jim Rice Red Sox CF
5 Dale Murphy Braves RF 5 George Brett Royals 3B
6 Mike Schmidt Phillies 3B 6 Ted Simmons Brewers C
7 Gary Carter Expos C 7 Dave Winfield Yankees RF
8 Ozzie Smith Cardinals SS 8 Manny Trillo Indians 2B
9 Mario Soto Reds P 9 Dave Stieb Blue Jays P

Game summary

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 3
American League 1 1 7 0 0 0 2 2 X 13 15 2

WP: Dave Stieb (1-0)  LP: Mario Soto (0-1)  
HRs:  AL – Fred Lynn (1), Jim Rice (1)

Footnotes and references

  1. ^ a b Player declined or was unable to play.

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