1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game)

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1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game)
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 6 0
National League 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 6 3
Date August 3, 1959
Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
City Los Angeles, California
Managers American League - Casey Stengel (NYY)
National League - Fred Haney (MIL)
Attendance 55,105
First pitch none
Television NBC
TV announcers Mel Allen and Vin Scully
Radio NBC
Radio announcers Bob Neal and Russ Hodges
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The 1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 27th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues composing Major League Baseball. The game was played on August 3, 1959 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers of the NL. The game resulted in a 5-3 victory for the American League. This was the second of two all-star games played in 1959. The first game was played on July 7 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Rosters[edit]

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

    • -x - Injured and could not play
    • -y - Injury replacement

Game[edit]

Umpires: Charlie Berry, Home Plate (AL); Bill Jackowski, First Base (NL); Bill Summers, Second Base (AL); Tony Venzon, Third Base (NL); Hank Soar, Left Field (AL); Ken Burkhart, Right Field (NL)

Starting Lineups[edit]

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Pete Runnels Red Sox 1B 1 Johnny Temple Reds 2B
2 Nellie Fox White Sox 2B 2 Ken Boyer Cardinals 3B
3 Ted Williams Red Sox LF 3 Hank Aaron Braves RF
4 Yogi Berra Yankees C 4 Willie Mays Giants CF
5 Mickey Mantle Yankees CF 5 Ernie Banks Cubs SS
6 Roger Maris Athletics RF 6 Stan Musial Cardinals 1B
7 Frank Malzone Red Sox 3B 7 Wally Moon Dodgers LF
8 Luis Aparicio White Sox SS 8 Del Crandall Braves C
9 Jerry Walker Orioles P 9 Don Drysdale Dodgers P

Game Summary[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 6 0
National 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 6 3
WP: Jerry Walker (1-0)   LP: Don Drysdale (0-1)
Home runs:
AL: Frank Malzone (1), Yogi Berra (1), Rocky Colavito (1)
NL: Frank Robinson (1), Jim Gilliam (1)

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