1974 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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1974 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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Date July 23, 1974[1][2]
Venue Three Rivers Stadium[1][2]
City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Managers American League - Dick Williams (OAK)
National League - Yogi Berra (NYM)
MVP Steve Garvey (LA)
Attendance 50,706[1]
First pitch John W. Galbreath
Television NBC
TV announcers Curt Gowdy, Joe Garagiola and Tony Kubek
Radio NBC
Radio announcers Jim Simpson and Maury Wills
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The 1974 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 45th 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 23, 1974, at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 7-2.

This marked the third time the Pirates had been host for the All-Star Game (the first two having been in 1944 and the first game in 1959). This would be the first of two times that the game would be played at Three Rivers Stadium, with the stadium hosting again in 1994.

American League roster[edit]

The American League roster included 10 future Hall of Fame players.[2][3]

Elected starters[edit]

Position Player Team Notes
C Carlton Fisk Boston Red Sox injured
1B Dick Allen Chicago White Sox
2B Rod Carew Minnesota Twins
3B Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles
SS Bert Campaneris Oakland Athletics
OF Reggie Jackson Oakland Athletics
OF Bobby Murcer New York Yankees
OF Jeff Burroughs Texas Rangers

Pitchers[edit]

Throws Pitcher Team Notes
RH Steve Busby Kansas City Royals did not pitch
RH Mike Cuellar Baltimore Orioles did not pitch
RH Rollie Fingers Oakland Athletics
LH John Hiller Detroit Tigers did not pitch
RH Catfish Hunter Oakland Athletics
RH Gaylord Perry Cleveland Indians starting pitcher
RH Luis Tiant Boston Red Sox
LH Wilbur Wood Chicago White Sox did not pitch

Reserve position players[edit]

Position Player Team Notes
C Ed Herrmann Chicago White Sox did not play
C Thurman Munson New York Yankees replaced Fisk in starting lineup
C Darrell Porter Milwaukee Brewers did not play
C Jim Sundberg Texas Rangers
1B John Mayberry Kansas City Royals
1B Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox
2B Bobby Grich Baltimore Orioles
2B Cookie Rojas Kansas City Royals
3B Sal Bando Oakland Athletics injured
3B Dave Chalk California Angels
3B Don Money Milwaukee Brewers
OF George Hendrick Cleveland Indians
OF Al Kaline Detroit Tigers
OF Frank Robinson California Angels
OF Joe Rudi Oakland Athletics

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Manager Team
Manager Dick Williams California Angels
Coach Whitey Herzog California Angels
Coach Jack McKeon Kansas City Royals
Coach Earl Weaver Baltimore Orioles

National League roster[edit]

The National League roster included 7 future Hall of Fame players.[2][3]

Elected starters[edit]

Position Player Team Notes
C Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds
1B Steve Garvey Los Angeles Dodgers
2B Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds
3B Ron Cey Los Angeles Dodgers
SS Larry Bowa Philadelphia Phillies
OF Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves
OF Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds
OF Jimmy Wynn Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitchers[edit]

Throws Pitcher Team Notes
LH Ken Brett Pittsburgh Pirates
RH Buzz Capra Atlanta Braves did not pitch
LH Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies did not pitch
RH Mike Marshall Los Angeles Dodgers
LH Jon Matlack New York Mets
RH Lynn McGlothen St. Louis Cardinals
RH Andy Messersmith Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher
RH Steve Rogers Montréal Expos did not pitch

Reserve position players[edit]

Position Player Team Notes
C Jerry Grote New York Mets
C Ted Simmons St. Louis Cardinals did not play
1B Tony Pérez Cincinnati Reds
2B Dave Cash Philadelphia Phillies
3B Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies
SS Don Kessinger Chicago Cubs
SS Chris Speier San Francisco Giants
OF Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals
OF César Cedeño Houston Astros
OF Ralph Garr Atlanta Braves
OF Johnny Grubb San Diego Padres
OF Reggie Smith St. Louis Cardinals

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Manager Team
Manager Yogi Berra New York Mets
Coach Sparky Anderson Cincinnati Reds
Coach Red Schoendienst St. Louis Cardinals

Starting lineups[edit]

While the starters were elected by the fans, the batting orders and starting pitchers were selected by the managers.[2][4]

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins 2B 1 Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds LF
2 Bert Campaneris Oakland Athletics SS 2 Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds 2B
3 Reggie Jackson Oakland Athletics RF 3 Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves RF
4 Dick Allen Chicago White Sox 1B 4 Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds C
5 Bobby Murcer New York Yankees CF 5 Jimmy Wynn Los Angeles Dodgers CF
6 Jeff Burroughs Texas Rangers LF 6 Steve Garvey Los Angeles Dodgers 1B
7 Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 3B 7 Ron Cey Los Angeles Dodgers 3B
8 Thurman Munson New York Yankees C 8 Larry Bowa Philadelphia Phillies SS
9 Gaylord Perry Cleveland Indians P 9 Andy Messersmith Los Angeles Dodgers P

Umpires[edit]

Position Umpire[4]
Home Plate Ed Sudol
First Base Art Frantz
Second Base Ed Vargo
Third Base Merle Anthony
Left Field John Kibler
Right Field George Maloney

Scoring summary[edit]

The National League took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second off of AL starter Gaylord Perry. With two outs, Steve Garvey singled, and then scored on Ron Cey's double.[1][5]

The American League responded immediately, scoring twice off of NL starter Andy Messersmith in the top of the third inning. Thurman Munson led off with a double to open the inning, and advanced to third base on a successful sacrifice bunt by Gaylord Perry. Rod Carew walked. The next batter, Bert Campaneris, struck out as Carew stole second base. Carew immediately advanced to third base on the throwing error by NL catcher Johnny Bench, which also allowed Munson to score. Reggie Jackson walked. Dick Allen singled sending Jackson to second base, and scoring Carew. This ended the scoring for the American League.[5]

The NL retook the lead with a two-run bottom of the fourth inning off of AL relief pitcher, Luis Tiant. Johnny Bench led off with a single, and advanced to third base when Jimmy Wynn singled in the next at-bat. Steve Garvey doubled, scoring Bench, and sending Wynn to third base. Ron Cey grounded out, permitting Garvey to advance to third base and scoring Wynn.[5]

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the NL added an unearned run. Pinch hitter Lou Brock singled. With Joe Morgan batting, Brock stole second base, and advanced to third base on a throwing error by AL catcher Thurman Munson. Morgan hit a sacrifice fly to the outfield, permitting Brock to tag up and score from third base, and extend the NL lead to 4-2.[5]

In the bottom of the seventh inning, with Catfish Hunter in his second inning of relief pitching for the AL, Reggie Smith led off with a home run to push the NL lead to 5-2.[5]

The NL closed out the game's scoring in the bottom of the eighth inning facing the new AL relief pitcher, Rollie Fingers. With one out, Mike Schmidt walked, and then scored on Don Kessinger's triple. With Mike Marshall batting, Kessinger scored when Fingers threw a wild pitch. The final two runs brought the final score to 7-2.[5]

Game notes and records[edit]

Ken Brett was credited with the win. Luis Tiant was credited with the loss.[4]

Dick Williams was manager of the American League squad by virtue of having been manager of the 1973 American League Champion Oakland Athletics. Williams left the team after the season, and was signed to manage the California Angels.

Steve Garvey's name was omitted from the ballots given to fans. He was elected to the NL squad by virtue of a successful write-in campaign.[1][2]

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