1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
|Date||July 12, 1988|
|MVP||Terry Steinbach (OAK)|
|First pitch||Vice President George H.W. Bush|
|TV announcers||Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver|
|Radio announcers||Brent Musburger, Jerry Coleman, Johnny Bench|
The 1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 59th playing of the "Midsummer Classic" between Major League Baseball's American League (AL) and National League All-Star teams. The All-Star Game was held on July 12, 1988, at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, the home of the NL's Cincinnati Reds.
The game resulted in the AL defeating the NL 2-1. Terry Steinbach, a catcher for the AL's Oakland Athletics, won the All-Star game's most valuable player award. Steinbach was credited with both of the AL's two runs in the game. Frank Viola of the Minnesota Twins was the winning pitcher.
Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
|Managers||Tom Kelly||Whitey Herzog|
|Coaches||Tom Trebelhorn||Roger Craig|
|Coaches||Bobby Valentine||Buck Rodgers|
|Honorary Captains||Bobby Doerr||Willie Stargell|
|Home Plate||Frank Pulli (NL)|
|First Base||Larry Barnett (AL)|
|Second Base||Terry Tata (NL)|
|Third Base||Dale Ford (AL)|
|Left field||Randy Marsh (NL)|
|Right field||Dan Morrison (AL)|
|American League||National League|
|1||Rickey Henderson||Yankees||CF||1||Vince Coleman||Cardinals||LF|
|2||Paul Molitor||Brewers||2B||2||Ryne Sandberg||Cubs||2B|
|3||Wade Boggs||Red Sox||3B||3||Andre Dawson||Cubs||CF|
|4||José Canseco||Athletics||LF||4||Darryl Strawberry||Mets||RF|
|5||Dave Winfield||Yankees||RF||5||Bobby Bonilla||Pirates||3B|
|6||Cal Ripken, Jr.||Orioles||SS||6||Will Clark||Giants||1B|
|7||Mark McGwire||Athletics||1B||7||Gary Carter||Mets||C|
|8||Terry Steinbach||Athletics||C||8||Ozzie Smith||Cardinals||SS|
|9||Frank Viola||Twins||P||9||Dwight Gooden||Mets||P|
|WP: Frank Viola (1-0) LP: Dwight Gooden (0-1) Sv: Dennis Eckersley (1)|
AL: Terry Steinbach (1)
Footnotes and references
- Player declined or was unable to play.