1959 All-Star Game 1

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1959 All-Star Game 1 Forbes Field


The first 1959 All-Star Game 1 of Major League Baseball was the 26th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League. The game was held on July 7, 1959, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 5-4. Major League Baseball decided to have a second All-Star Game(In a effort to boost Players pension fund) That was scheduled for later in the season in Los Angeles, California. This trend would continue until 1962, in 1963 only one All-Star Game would be played.

The National League took a 3-1 lead into the eighth, only to have the American League score three runs. However the National League came back to win it against Whitey Ford in the eighth. First, Ken Boyer singled and moved up on a sacrifice. Then, Hank Aaron tied it with a single, scoring Boyer. Finally, Willie Mays stepped up who was 3-for-3 against Ford in three other All-Star Games. He made it four-for-four with a triple that scored Aaron. Don Elston came in for the National League in the ninth and retired the side.

1959 All-Star Game 1


1959 All-Star Game 1

1959 All-Star Game
Date July 9th, 1959
Location Forbes Field
Attendance 35,277
Time 2:33
Managers Casey Stengel(AL)-Fred Haney(NL)
MVP First Awarded in 1962

1959 All-Star Game 1-Line Score

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


1959 All-Star Game 1-Box Score

American League 4, National League 5

American League National League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Minnie Minosa lf 5 0 0 0 Johnny Temple 2b 2 0 0 0
Nellie Fox 2b 5 1 2 0 Stan Musial ph 1 0 0 0
Al Kaline cf 3 1 1 1 Roy Face p 0 0 0 0
Harvey Kuenn cf 1 1 0 0 Johnny Antonelli p 0 0 0 0
Bill Skowron 1b 3 0 2 0 Ken Boyer ph-3b 1 1 1 0
Vic Power 1b 1 1 1 1 Eddie Mathews 3b 3 1 1 1
Rocky Colavito rf 3 0 1 0 Dick Groat ph 0 0 0 0
Ted Williams ph 0 0 0 0 Don Elston p 0 0 0 0
Gil McDougald pr-ss 0 0 0 0 Hank Aaron rf 4 1 2 1
Gus Triandos c 4 0 1 2 Willie Mays cf 4 0 1 1
Mickey Mantle pr-rf 0 0 0 0 Ernie Banks ss 3 1 2 0
Harmon Killebrew 3b 3 0 0 0 Orlando Cepeda 1b 4 0 0 0
Jim Bunning p 0 0 0 0 Wally Moon lf 2 0 0 0
Pete Runnels ph 0 0 0 0 Del Crandall c 3 1 1 1
Roy Sievers ph 0 0 0 0 Don Drysdale p 1 0 0 0
Whitey Ford p 0 0 0 0 Lew Burdette p 1 0 0 0
Bud Daley p 0 0 0 0 Bill Mazeroski 2b 1 0 1 1
Luis Aparicio ss 3 0 0 0 - - - - -
Sherm Lollar ph-c 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Early Wynn p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Ryne Duren p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Frank Malzone 3b 2 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 36 4 8 4 Total 30 5 9 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 8 0
National 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 x 5 9 1
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Early Wynn 3.0 2 1 1 1 3
Ryne Duren 3.0 1 0 0 1 4
Jim Bunning 1.0 3 2 2 0 1
Whitey Ford (L) 0.1 3 2 2 0 0
Bud Daley 0.2 0 0 0 0 1
Total 8.0 9 5 5 2 9
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Don Drysdale 3.0 0 0 0 0 4
Lew Burdette 3.0 4 1 1 0 2
Roy Face 1.2 3 3 3 2 2
Johnny Antonelli (W) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0
Don Elston(SV) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 8 4 4 3 9



AL-2B: G Triandos (1, off R Face). HR: A Kaline (1, off L Burdette; 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF). TB: A Kaline 4; B Skowron 2; G Triandos 2; N Fox 2; R Colavito; V Power. RBI: G Triandos 2 (2); A Kaline (1); V Power (1). 2-out RBI: G Triandos 2; V Power; A Kaline. Team LOB: 8. With RISP: 2 for 6. Fielding Events DP: 1. L Aparicio-B Skowron.

NL-2B: E Banks 2 (2, 1 off J Bunning, 1 off E Wynn). 3B: W Mays (1, off W Ford). HR: E Mathews (1, off E Wynn; 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF). SH: D Groat (1, off W Ford). TB: E Mathews 4; E Banks 4; W Mays 3; H Aaron 2; D Crandall; K Boyer; B Mazeroski. GIDP: O Cepeda (1). RBI: H Aaron (1); E Mathews (1); B Mazeroski (1); D Crandall (1); W Mays (1). 2-out RBI: B Mazeroski; D Crandall. Team LOB: 4. With RISP: 3 for 10. Fielding Events E: E Mathews (1). WP: D Elston (1).

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Ed Runge, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Joe Paparella. Time of Game: 2:33. Attendance: 35,277.

1959 All-Star Game 1


1959 All-Star Game 1

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox ss Starter
Yogi Berra New York Yankees c Did not Play
Jim Bunning Detroit Tigers p -
Rocky Colavito Cleveland Indians of Starter
Bud Daley Kansas City Athletics p -
Ryne Duren New York Yankees p -
Whitey Ford New York Yankees p -
Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 2b Starter
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers of Starter
Harmon Killebrew Washington Senators 3b Starter
Harvey Kuenn Detroit tigers of -
Sherm Lollar Chicago White Sox c -
Frank Malzone Boston Red Sox 3b -
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees of -
Gil McDougald New York Yankees ss -
Minnie Minosa Cleveland Indians of Starter
Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox p Did not Play
Vic Power Cleveland Indians 1b -
Pete Runnels Boston Red Sox 2b -
Roy Sievers Washington Senators 1b -
Bill Skowron New York Yankees 1b Starter
Gus Triandos Baltimore Orioles c Starter
Hoyt Wilhelm Baltimore Orioles p Did not Play
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox of -
Early Wynn Cleveland White Sox p Starter

1959 All-Star Game 1


1959 All-Star Game 1

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves of Starter
Johnny Antonelli San Francisco Giants p -
Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs ss Starter
Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals 3b -
Lew Burdette Milwaukee Braves p -
Smoky Burgess Pittsburgh Pirates c Did not Play
Orlando Cepeda San Francisco Giants 1b Starter
Gene Conley Philadelphia Phillies p Did not Play
Del Crandall Milwaukee Braves c Starter
Joe Cunningham St. Louis Cardinals of Did not Play
Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers p Starter
Don Elston Chicago Cubs p Replaced Mizell
Roy Face Pittsburgh Pirates p -
Dick Groat Pittsburgh Pirates ss -
Eddie Mathews Milwaukee Braves 3b Starter
Willie Mays San Francisco Giants of Starter
Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates 2b -
Vinegar Bend Mizell St. Louis Cardinals p Replaced-Injured
Wally Moon Los Angeles Dodgers of Starter
Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 1b -
Vada Pinson Cincinnati Reds of Did not Play
Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 1b Did not Play
Hal Smith St. Louis Cardinals c Did not Play
Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves p Did not Play
Johnny Temple Cincinnati Reds 2b Starter
Bill White St. Louis Cardinals of Did not Play

1959 All-Star Game 1