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1977 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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1977 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 9 1
American League 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 5 8 0
DateJuly 19, 1977
VenueYankee Stadium
CityBronx, New York
MVPDon Sutton (LA)
Ceremonial first pitchRachel Robinson
TV announcersJoe Garagiola and Tony Kubek
Radio announcersVin Scully and Brent Musburger

The 1977 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 48th 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 19, 1977, at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York City, the home of the New York Yankees of the American League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 7–5.

The host Yankees won the World Series; the third time in history that a team hosting the All-Star Game would win the World Series in the same year. As of 2021, the 1977 Yankees were the last team to accomplish this. The previous teams to accomplish this were the 1939 New York Yankees and the 1959 Los Angeles Dodgers. Since 1977, this would have happened two other times, with the 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers, but the All-Star Game was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 2021 Atlanta Braves, but the All-Star Game was moved to Denver.

This was Yankee Stadium's third time as host of the All-Star Game, and it would be its last until 2008; the last year of the park's use by the Yankees.

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



Home plate Bill Kunkel (AL)
First base Doug Harvey (NL)
Second base Dave Phillips (AL)
Third base Dick Stello (NL)
Left field Joe Brinkman (AL)
Right field Frank Pulli (NL)

Starting lineups

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Joe Morgan Reds 2B 1 Rod Carew Twins 1B
2 Steve Garvey Dodgers 1B 2 Willie Randolph Yankees 2B
3 Dave Parker Pirates RF 3 George Brett Royals 3B
4 George Foster Reds CF 4 Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox CF
5 Greg Luzinski Phillies LF 5 Richie Zisk White Sox LF
6 Ron Cey Dodgers 3B 6 Reggie Jackson Yankees RF
7 Johnny Bench Reds C 7 Carlton Fisk Red Sox C
8 Dave Concepción Reds SS 8 Rick Burleson Red Sox SS
9 Don Sutton Dodgers P 9 Jim Palmer Orioles P

Game summary

Tuesday, July 19, 1977 8:30 pm (ET) at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 9 1
American League 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 5 8 0
WP: Don Sutton (1–0)   LP: Jim Palmer (0–1)
Home runs:
NL: Greg Luzinski (1), Joe Morgan (1), Steve Garvey (1)
AL: George Scott (1)

The National League started with Joe Morgan blasting American League starter Jim Palmer's sixth pitch into Yankee Stadium's "short porch" in right field. After Steve Garvey struck out, Dave Parker followed with a single and scored on a double by George Foster. After Palmer wild-pitched Foster to third, Greg Luzinski made it 4–0 with a two-run homer. Steve Garvey then sent Palmer to the showers in the third with a homer to make it 5–0 in favor of the NL.

Meanwhile, National League starter Don Sutton cruised along with three shutout innings and Gary Lavelle added two more in the fourth and fifth. The American League first scored off of Tom Seaver in the sixth as Rod Carew led off with a single and went to second when Seaver stopped a lightning-fast shot up the middle hit by Willie Randolph. Seaver recovered to retire Randolph and retired George Brett, but then walked Fred Lynn and surrendered a two-run double to Richie Zisk. Seaver allowed the AL another run in the seventh when Butch Wynegar led off with a single, took second when Graig Nettles reached on an error, and scored on a single by Randolph.

The National League got their final runs in the eighth when Dave Winfield hit a two-run single off Sparky Lyle. George Scott hit a two-run homer in the ninth for the AL off Rich Gossage for the final margin.

Footnotes and references

  1. ^ a b c Player declined or was unable to play.

External links

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