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1958 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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1958 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2
American League 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 X 4 9 2
DateJuly 8, 1958
VenueMemorial Stadium
CityBaltimore, Maryland
Ceremonial first pitchVice President Richard Nixon
TV announcersMel Allen and Al Helfer
Radio announcersBob Neal and Ernie Harwell

The 1958 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 25th 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 8, 1958, at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, the home of the Baltimore Orioles of the American League.

This was the first Major League Baseball All-Star Game without an extra base hit.[1]

For this silver jubilee game, the ceremonial first pitch was thrown by U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon, who became President 10 years later. The attendance was 48,829. The game was broadcast on the NBC television and radio networks.

The first hit of the game was by legendary center fielder Willie Mays.[2] The last scoring came in the sixth inning when the American League team took the lead after an error by third baseman Frank Thomas led to a single by Gil McDougald. Early Wynn was the winning pitcher as the American League scored a 4-3 victory.

Several players were named to the team but did not get into the game. These included Billy Pierce, Tony Kubek, Harvey Kuenn, Sherm Lollar, Rocky Bridges, Ryne Duren, Whitey Ford, and Elston Howard for the American League. For the National League team, Johnny Antonelli, Richie Ashburn, George Crowe, Eddie Mathews, Don McMahon, Walt Moryn, Johnny Podres, Bob Purkey, and Bob Schmidt were on the roster but did not play.

The next All-Star Game to be played in Baltimore was in 1993; that edition was aired on both CBS TV and radio, and played in Oriole Park at Camden Yards, with a special commemoration of this game's 35th anniversary.

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Opening Lineups

American League National League
Player Team Pos Player Team Pos
Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox  2B Willie Mays San Francisco Giants  CF
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees  CF Bob Skinner Pittsburgh Pirates  LF
Jackie Jensen Boston Red Sox  RF Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals  1B
Bob Cerv Kansas City Athletics  LF Henry Aaron Milwaukee Braves  RF
Bill Skowron New York Yankees    1B Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs  SS
Frank Malzone Boston Red Sox  3B Frank Thomas Pittsburgh Pirates  3B
Gus Triandos Baltimore Orioles  C Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates  2B
Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox  SS Del Crandall Milwaukee Braves    C
Bob Turley New York Yankees    P Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves    P




Position Umpire
Home Plate Eddie Rommel (AL)
First Base Tom Gorman (NL)
Second Base Bill McKinley (AL)
Third Base Jocko Conlan (NL)
Left Field Frank Umont (AL)
Right Field Frank Secory (NL)

Line Score

Tuesday, July 8, 1958 1:00 pm (ET) at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2
American League 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 X 4 9 2
WP: Early Wynn (1–0)   LP: Bob Friend (0–1)   Sv: Billy O'Dell (1)


  1. ^ "1958 All-Star Game". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  2. ^ "All-Star Game Recaps".
  3. ^ "Tuesday, July 8, 1958". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
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