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1987 MLB All-Star Game
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 2
American League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Date July 14, 1987
Venue Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
City Oakland, California
Managers National League - Davey Johnson (NYM)
American League - John McNamara (BOS)
MVP Tim Raines (MON)
Attendance 49,671
First pitch 6:07 PM PDT
Television NBC
TV announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola
Radio CBS
Radio announcers Brent Musburger, Jerry Coleman, Johnny Bench

The 1987 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 58th 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 14, 1987 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California, the home of the Oakland Athletics of the American League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 2-0 in 13 innings. Montreal Expos outfielder Tim Raines was named the Most Valuable Player.

Contents

Rosters

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

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National League

Starters
Position Player Team
P Mike Scott Astros
C Gary Carter Mets
1B Jack Clark Cardinals
2B Ryne Sandberg Cubs
3B Mike Schmidt Phillies
SS Ozzie Smith Cardinals
OF Andre Dawson Cubs
OF Darryl Strawberry Mets
OF Eric Davis Reds
Pitchers
Position Player Team
P Steve Bedrosian Phillies
P Sid Fernandez Mets
P John Franco Reds
P Orel Hershiser Dodgers
P Rick Reuschel Pirates
P Lee Smith Cubs
P Rick Sutcliffe Cubs
Reserves
Position Player Team
C Bo Diaz Reds
C Ozzie Virgil Braves
1B Keith Hernandez Mets
2B Juan Samuel Phillies
3B Tim Wallach Expos
SS Hubie Brooks Expos
OF Pedro Guerrero Dodgers
OF Tony Gwynn Padres
OF Jeffrey Leonard Giants
OF Willie McGee Cardinals
OF Dale Murphy Braves
OF Tim Raines Expos

American League

Starters
Position Player Team
P Bret Saberhagen Royals
C Terry Kennedy Orioles
1B Don Mattingly Yankees
2B Willie Randolph Yankees
3B Wade Boggs Red Sox
SS Cal Ripken Jr. Orioles
OF George Bell Blue Jays
OF Rickey Henderson Yankees
OF Dave Winfield Yankees
Pitchers
Position Player Team
P Tom Henke Blue Jays
P Jay Howell Athletics
P Bruce Hurst Red Sox
P Mark Langston Mariners
P Jack Morris Tigers
P Dan Plesac Brewers
P Dave Righetti Yankees
P Mike Witt Angels
Reserves
Position Player Team
C Matt Nokes Tigers
1B George Brett Royals
1B Dwight Evans Red Sox
1B Mark McGwire Athletics
1B Pat Tabler Indians
2B Harold Reynolds Mariners
2B Lou Whitaker[1] Tigers
3B Kevin Seitzer Royals
SS Tony Fernández Blue Jays
SS Alan Trammell Tigers
OF Harold Baines White Sox
OF Larry Parrish Rangers
OF Kirby Puckett Twins

Game

Coaching staff

Description NL AL
Managers Davey Johnson John McNamara
Coaches Roger Craig Jim Fregosi
Coaches Hal Lanier Tony LaRussa
Honorary Captains Billy Williams Catfish Hunter

Umpires

Home Plate Don Denkinger
First Base Dick Stello
Second Base Vic Voltaggio
Third Base Joe West

Starting lineups

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Eric Davis Reds OF 1 Rickey Henderson Yankees OF
2 Ryne Sandberg Cubs 2B 2 Don Mattingly Yankees 1B
3 Andre Dawson Cubs OF 3 Wade Boggs Red Sox 3B
4 Mike Schmidt Phillies 3B 4 George Bell Blue Jays OF
5 Jack Clark Cardinals 1B 5 Dave Winfield Yankees OF
6 Darryl Strawberry Mets OF 6 Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles SS
7 Gary Carter Mets C 7 Terry Kennedy Orioles C
8 Ozzie Smith Cardinals SS 8 Willie Randolph Yankees 2B
9 Mike Scott Astros P 9 Bret Saberhagen Royals P

Game summary

While the last 3 All-Star games had good pitching, the 1987 Midsummer Classic had great pitching. Never before was an All-Star game scoreless after five innings, however, the 1987 game did not see a run until the 13th inning.

After 12 scoreless innings, National League catcher Ozzie Virgil began the 13th with a single off American League pitcher Jay Howell. Howell would get pitcher Lee Smith to strike out trying to bunt, however, shortstop Hubie Brooks followed with a single, moving Virgil up to 2nd base. Outfielder Willie McGee lined out for the second out of the inning, bringing up outfielder Tim Raines. Raines delivered in the clutch, with a two-run triple, giving the National League a 2-0 lead. Second baseman Juan Samuel lined out, ending the inning. In the bottom of the 13th, Sid Fernandez walked leadoff man Kevin Seitzer, but retired the next three batters in order to give the National League the victory. Due to the length of the game, Lee Smith, a Cubs pitcher at the time, needed to bat. He did not bring his Cubs helmet so he used a Montreal Expos helmet likely from either Tim Wallach or Hubie Brooks.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 2
American League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1

WP: Lee Smith (1-0)  LP: Jay Howell (0-1)  SV: Sid Fernandez (1)  
HRs:  NL – no  AL – no

References

  1. ^ Player declined or was unable to play.

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