1957 All-Star Game

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1957 All-Star Game Pennant


The 1957 All-Star Game of Major League Baseball was the 24th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League. The game was held on July 9, 1957, at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri the home of the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 6-5.

The game was marked by controversy surrounding Cincinnati Reds fans stuffing the ballot box and electing all but one of their starting position players to the game.

When fan voting to determine the game's starters was completed, seven Cincinnati Reds players (Ed Bailey, Johnny Temple, Roy McMillan, Don Hoak, Frank Robinson, Gus Bell and Wally Post) had been elected to start in the All-Star Game. The only non-Red elected to start for the National League was St. Louis Cardinal first baseman Stan Musial. While the Reds were known to be a great offensive team with many outstanding position players, most baseball observers agreed that they did not deserve seven starters in the All-Star Game. An investigation showed that over half of the ballots cast came from Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer had printed up pre-marked ballots and distributed them with the Sunday newspaper to make it easy for Reds fans to vote often.

Commissioner Ford Frick decided to appoint Willie Mays of the New York Giants and Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves to substitute for Reds players Gus Bell and Wally Post. In addition, Frick decided to strip the fans of their voting rights. Managers, players, and coaches picked the entire team until 1970, when the vote again returned to the fans.

1957 All-Star Game


1957 All-Star Game

1957 All-Star Game
Date July 9th, 1957
Location Sportsman's Park
Attendance 30,693
Time 2:43
Managers Casey Stengel(AL)-Walter Alston(NL)
MVP First Awarded in 1962

1957 All-Star Game-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 10 0
National 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 5 9 1


1957 All-Star Game-Box Score

American League 6, National League 5

American League National League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Harvey Kuenn ss 2 0 0 1 Johnny Temple 2b 2 0 0 0
Gil McDougald ss 2 1 0 0 Red Schoendienst ph,2b 2 0 0 0
Nellie Fox 2b 4 0 0 0 Hank Aaron rf 4 0 1 0
Al Kaline rf 5 1 2 2 Stan Musial 1b 3 1 1 0
Mickey Mantle cf 4 1 1 0 Willie Mays cf 4 2 2 1
Ted Williams lf 3 1 0 0 Ed Bailey c 3 1 1 0
Minnie Minosa lf 1 0 1 1 Hank Foiles ph 1 1 1 0
Vic Wertz 1b 2 0 1 1 Frank Robinson lf 2 0 1 0
Bill Skowron 1b 3 1 2 0 Gus Bell ph,lf 1 0 1 2
Yogi Berra c 3 0 1 1 Don Hoak 3b 1 0 0 0
George Kell 3b 2 0 0 0 Eddie Mathews ph,3b 3 0 0 0
Frank Malzone 3b 2 0 0 0 Roy McMillan ss 1 0 0 0
Jim Bunning p 1 0 0 0 Ernie Banks ss 3 0 1 1
Charlie-Maxwell ph 1 0 1 0 Curt Simmons p 0 0 0 0
Billy Loes p 1 0 0 0 Lew Burdette p 1 0 0 0
Early Wynn p 0 0 0 0 Jack Sanford p 0 0 0 0
Billy Pierce p 1 1 1 0 Wally Moon ph 1 0 0 0
Don Mossi p 0 0 0 0 Larry Jackson p 0 0 0 0
Bob Grim p 0 0 0 0 Gino Cimoli ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Clem Labine p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Gil Hodges ph 1 0 0 0
Total 37 6 10 6 Total 34 5 9 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 10 0
National 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 5 9 1
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Jim Bunning (W) 3.0 0 0 0 0 1
Billy Loes 3.0 3 0 0 0 1
Early Wynn 0.1 3 2 2 0 0
b-Billy Pierce 1.2 2 3 3 2 3
Don Mossi 0.2 1 0 0 0 0
Bob Grim (SV) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 9 5 5 2 6
National League IP H R ER BB SO
a-Curt Simmons (L) 1.0 2 2 2 2 0
Lew Burdette 4.0 2 0 0 1 0
Jack Sanford 1.0 2 1 1 0 0
Larry Jackson 2.0 1 0 0 1 0
Clem Labine 1.0 3 3 1 0 1
Total 9.0 10 6 4 4 1

a: Pitched to 4 batters in 2nd inning.
b: Pitched to 4 batters in 9th inning.


AL-2B: B Skowron (1, off J Sanford); M Minoso (1, off C Labine). SH: N Fox (1, off C Labine). TB: B Skowron 3; M Minoso 2; A Kaline 2; B Pierce; M Mantle; C Maxwell; Y Berra; V Wertz. RBI: A Kaline 2 (2); H Kuenn (1); Y Berra (1); V Wertz (1); M Minoso (1). 2-out RBI: M Minoso; H Kuenn. Team LOB: 9. With RISP: 3 for 10. Fielding Events DP: 1. F Malzone-N Fox-B Skowron.

NL-2B: G Bell (1, off E Wynn); S Musial (1, off B Loes). 3B: W Mays (1, off B Pierce). TB: W Mays 4; G Bell 2; S Musial 2; F Robinson; E Bailey; E Banks; H Foiles; H Aaron. GIDP: E Banks (1). RBI: G Bell 2 (2); E Banks (1); W Mays (1). Team LOB: 4. With RISP: 2 for 8. Fielding Events E: R Schoendienst (1). WP: B Pierce (1); J Sanford (1).

Umpires: HP - Frank Dascoli, 1B - Larry Napp, 2B - Hal Dixon, 3B - Johnny Stevens. Time of Game: 2:43. Attendance: 30,693.

1957 All-Star Game


1957 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Yogi Berra New York Yankees c Starter
Jim Bunning Detroit Tigers p Starter
Joe DeMaestri Kansas City Athletics ss Did not Play
Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 2b Starter
Bob Grim New York Yankees p -
Elston Howard New York Yankees c Did not Play
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers of Starter
George Kell Baltimore Orioles 3b Starter
Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers ss Starter
Billy Loes Baltimore Orioles p -
Frank Malzone Boston Red Sox 3b -
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees of Starter
Charlie Maxwell Detroit Tigers of -
Gil McDougald New York Yankees ss -
Minnie Minosa Chicago White Sox of -
Don Mossi Cleveland Indians p -
Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox p -
Bobby Richardson New York Yankees 2b Did not Play
Bobby Shantz New York Yankees p Did not Play
Roy Sievers Washington Senators of Did not Play
Bill Skowron New York Yankees 1b -
Gus Triandos Baltimore Orioles c Did not Play
Vic Wertz Cleveland Indians 1b Starter
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox of Starter
Early Wynn Cleveland Indians p -

1957 All-Star Game


1957 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves of Starter
Johnny Antonelli New York Giants p Did not Play
Ed Bailey Cincinnati Reds c Starter
Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs ss -
Gus Bell Cincinnati Reds of -
Lew Burdette Milwaukee Braves p -
Gino Cimoli Brooklyn Dodgers of -
Hank Foiles Pittsburgh Pirates c -
Don Hoak Cincinnati Reds 3b Starter
Gil Hodges Brooklyn Dodgers 1b -
Larry Jackson St. Louis Cardinals p -
Clem Labine Brooklyn Dodgers p -
Johnny Logan Milwaukee Braves ss Did not Play
Eddie Mathews Milwaukee Braves 3b -
Willie Mays New York Giants of Starter
Roy McMillan Cincinnati Reds ss Starter
Wally Moon St. Louis Cardinals of -
Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 1b Starter
Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds of Starter
Jack Sanford Philadelphia Phillies p -
Red Schoendienst Milwaukee Braves 2b -
Curt Simmons Philadelphia Phillies p Starter
Hal Smith St. Louis Cardinals c Did not Play
Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves p Did not Play
Johnny Temple Cincinnati Reds 2b Starter

1957 All-Star Game