1956 All-Star Game

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1956 All-Star Game Program


The 1956 All-Star Game was the 23rd playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League. The game was held on July 10, 1956, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. the home of the Washington Senators of the American League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 7-3.

The longball came from the four big names Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial. Yogi Berra, Ted Klusewski, Johnny Temple, Roy McMillan and Fox each collected two hits. And it was generally agreed that St. Louis third baseman Ken Boyer was the player of the game with three hits and three dazzling defensive plays, although an All-Star MVP was not awarded until 1962.

1956 All-Star Game


1956 All-Star Game

Date July 10th, 1956
Location Griffith Stadium
Attendance 28,843
Time 2:45
Managers Casey Stengel(AL)-Walter Alston(NL)
MVP First Awarded in 1962

1956 All-Star Game-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 7 11 0
American 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 11 0


1956 All-Star Game-Box Score

National League 7, American League 3

National League American League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Johnny Temple 2b 4 1 2 1 Harvey Kuenn ss 5 0 1 0
Frank Robinson lf 2 0 0 0 Nellie Fox 2b 4 1 2 0
Duke Snider ph,cf 3 0 0 0 Ted Williams lf 4 1 1 2
Stan Musial rf,lf 4 1 1 1 Mickey Mantle cf 4 1 1 1
Hank Aaron lf 1 0 0 0 Yogi Berra c 2 0 2 0
Ken Boyer 3b 5 1 3 1 Sherm Lollar ph,c 2 0 1 0
Gus Bell cf 1 0 0 0 Al Kaline rf 3 0 1 0
Willie Mays cf,rf 3 2 1 2 Jim Piersall rf 1 0 0 0
Dale Long 1b 2 0 0 0 Mickey Vernon 1b 2 0 0 0
Ted Kluszewski ph,1b 2 1 2 1 Vic Power ph,1b 2 0 1 0
Ed Bailey c 3 0 0 0 George Kell 3b 4 0 1 0
Roy Campanella c 0 0 0 0 Billy Pierce p 0 0 0 0
Roy McMillan ss 3 1 2 0 Harry Simpson ph 1 0 0 0
Bob Friend p 0 0 0 0 Whitey Ford p 0 0 0 0
Rip Repulski ph 1 0 0 0 Jim Wilson p 0 0 0 0
Warren Spahn p 1 0 0 0 Billy Martin ph 1 0 0 0
Johnny Antonelli p 1 0 0 0 Tom Brewer p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Ray Boone ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Herb Score p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Early Wynn p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Roy Sievers ph 1 0 0 0
Total 36 7 11 6 Total 37 3 11 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 7 11 0
American 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 11 0
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Bob Friend (W) 3.0 3 0 0 0 3
Warren Spahn 2.0 4 3 3 0 1
Johnny Antonelli (SV) 4.0 4 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 11 3 3 0 5
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Billy Pierce (L) 3.0 2 1 1 1 5
Whitey Ford 1.0 3 2 2 1 2
Jim Wilson 1.0 2 1 1 0 1
Tom Brewer 2.0 4 3 3 1 2
Herb Score 1.0 0 0 0 1 1
Early Wynn 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 11 7 7 4 12



NL-2B: T Kluszewski 2 (2, 2 off T Brewer). HR: W Mays (1, off W Ford; 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF-CF); S Musial (1, off T Brewer; 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF). SH: B Friend (1, off B Pierce). TB: T Kluszewski 4; W Mays 4; S Musial 4; K Boyer 3; R McMillan 2; J Temple 2. RBI: W Mays 2 (2); J Temple (1); K Boyer (1); T Kluszewski (1); S Musial (1). 2-out RBI: T Kluszewski; K Boyer; J Temple. Team LOB: 7. With RISP: 3 for 9. Fielding Events DP: 1. R McMillan-J Temple-T Kluszewski. Baserunning Events SB: J Temple (1, 2nd base off H Score/S Lollar). CS: K Boyer (1, 2nd base by B Pierce/Y Berra).

AL-HR: M Mantle (1, off W Spahn; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); T Williams (1, off W Spahn; 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep RF). TB: T Williams 4; M Mantle 4; Y Berra 2; N Fox 2; S Lollar; G Kell; V Power; A Kaline; H Kuenn. GIDP: G Kell (1). RBI: T Williams 2 (2); M Mantle (1). Team LOB: 7. With RISP: 0 for 5. WP: T Brewer 2 (2).

Umpires: HP - Charlie Berry, 1B - Babe Pinelli, 2B - Eddie Hurley, 3B - Artie Gore. Time of Game: 2:45. Attendance: 28,843.

1956 All-Star Game


1956 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves of -
Johnny Antonelli New York Giants p -
Ed Bailey Cincinnati Reds c Starter
Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs ss Did not Play
Gus Bell Cincinnati Reds of Starter
Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals 3b Starter
Roy Campanella Brooklyn Dodgers c -
Del Crandall Milwaukee Braves c Replaced-Injured
Bob Friend Pittsburgh Pirates p Starter
Jim Gilliam Brooklyn Dodgers 2b Did not Play
Ted Kluszewski Cincinnati Reds 1b -
Clem Labine Brooklyn Dodgers p Did not Play
Brooks Lawrence Cincinnati Reds p Did not Play
Dale Long Pittsburgh Pirates 1b Starter
Stan Lopata Philadelphia Phillies c Replaced-Crandall
Eddie Mathews Milwaukee Braves 3b Did not Play
Willie Mays New York Giants of -
Roy McMillan Cincinnati Reds ss Starter
Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals of Starter
Joe Nuxhall Cincinnati Reds p Did not Play
Rip Repulski St. Louis Cardinals of -
Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies p Did not Play
Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds of Starter
Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers of -
Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves p -
Johnny Temple Cincinnati Reds 2b Starter

1956 All-Star Game


1956 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Yogi Berra New York Yankees c Starter
Ray Boone Detroit Tigers 3b -
Tom Brewer Boston Red Sox p -
Whitey Ford New York Yankees p -
Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 2b Starter
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers of Starter
George Kell Baltimore Orioles 3b Starter
Johnny Kucks New York Yankees p Did not Play
Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers ss Starter
Sherm Lollar Chicago White Sox c -
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees of Starter
Billy Martin New York Yankees 2b -
Charlie Maxwell Detroit Tigers of Did not Play
Gil McDougald New York Yankees ss Did not Play
Ray Narleski Cleveland Indians p Replaced-Injured
Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox p Starter
Jim Piersall Boston Red Sox of -
Vic Power Kansas City Athletics 1b -
Herb Score Cleveland Indians p Replaced-Narleski
Roy Sievers Washington Senators of -
Harry Simpson Kansas City Athletics of -
Frank Sullivan Boston Red Sox p Did not Play
Mickey Vernon Boston Red Sox 1b Starter
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox of Starter
Jim Wilson Chicago White Sox p -
Early Wynn Cleveland Indians p -

1956 All-Star Game