1979 All-Star Game

1979 All Star Game Program
1979 All-Star Game Program


The 1979 All-Star Game of Major League Baseball was the 50th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League. The game was held in Seattle, Wa. at the Kingdome, home of the American Leagues Seattle Mariners. The game was won by the National League 7-6.

The American League was leading 6-5 going into the eighth when the National League tied it on a Lee Mazzilli home run. Brian Downing led off the bottom of the inning with a single against Bruce Sutter. A sacrifice moved Downing along and Reggie Jackson was walked intentionally. One out later, Graig Nettles singled to right and, with Downing trying to score, Dave Parker rifled the ball to catcher Gary Carter. Carter forced Downing to the inside of the plate and applied the inning-ending tag as Downing made a head-first dive.

The 1979 All-Star Game MVP was Dave Parker.

1979 All-Star Game


1979 All-Star Game

1979 All-Star Game
Date July 17th, 1979
Location The Kingdome
Attendance 58,905
Time 3:11
Managers Bob Lemon (AL), Tommy Lasorda (NL)
MVP Dave Parker

1979 All-Star Game-Line Score

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


1979 All-Star Game-Box Score

National League 7, American League 6

National League American League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Davey Lopes 2b 3 0 1 0 Roy Smalley ss 3 0 0 0
Joe Morgan ph-2b 1 1 0 0 Bobby Grich 2b 1 0 0 0
Dave Parker rf 3 0 1 1 George Brett 3b 3 1 0 0
Steve Garvey 1b 2 1 0 0 Graig Nettles 3b 1 0 1 0
Gaylord Perry p 0 0 0 0 Don Baylor lf 4 2 2 1
Joe Sambito p 0 0 0 0 Jim Kern p 0 0 0 0
Craig Reynolds ss 2 0 0 0 Ron Guidry p 0 0 0 0
Mike Schmidt 3b 3 2 2 1 Ken Singleton ph 1 0 0 0
Ron Cey 3b 1 0 0 0 Jim Rice rf-lf 5 0 1 0
Larry Parrish 3b 0 0 0 0 Fred Lynn cf 1 1 1 2
George Foster lf 1 0 1 1 Chet Lemon cf 2 1 0 0
Gary Matthews lf 2 0 0 0 Carl Yastrzemski 1b 3 0 2 1
Lee Mazzilli ph-cf 1 1 1 2 Rick Burleson pr-ss 2 1 0 0
Dave Winfield cf-lf 5 1 1 1 Darrell Porter c 3 0 1 0
Bob Boone c 2 1 1 0 Brian Downing c 1 0 1 0
Gary Carter c 2 0 1 1 Frank White 2b 2 0 0 0
Larry Bowa ss 2 0 0 0 Bruce Bochte ph-1b 1 0 1 1
Mike LaCoss p 0 0 0 0 Nolan Ryan p 0 0 0 0
Keith Hernandez ph 1 0 0 0 Cecil Cooper ph 0 0 0 0
Bruce Sutter p 0 0 0 0 Bob Stanley p 0 0 0 0
Steve Carlton p 0 0 0 0 Steve Kemp ph 1 0 0 0
Lou Brock ph 1 0 1 0 Mark Clear p 0 0 0 0
Joaquin Andujar p 0 0 0 0 Reggie Jackson ph-rf 1 0 0 0
Jack Clark ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Steve Rodgers p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Pete Rose ph-1b 2 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 35 7 10 7 Total 35 6 10 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 7 10 1
American 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 10 0
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Steve Carlton 1.0 2 3 3 1 0
Joaquin Andujar 2.0 2 2 1 1 0
Steve Rodgers 2.0 0 0 0 0 2
Gaylord Perry 0.0 3 1 1 0 0
Joe Sambito 0.2 0 0 0 1 0
Mike LaCoss 1.1 1 0 0 0 0
Bruce Sutter (W) 2.0 2 0 0 2 3
Total 9.0 10 6 5 5 5
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Nolan Ryan 2.0 5 3 3 1 2
Bob Stanley 2.0 1 1 1 0 0
Mark Clear 2.0 2 1 1 1 0
Jim Kern (L) 2.2 2 2 2 3 3
Ron Guidry 0.1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 9.0 10 7 7 6 5



NL-2B: D Winfield (1, off M Clear); G Foster (1, off N Ryan); M Schmidt (1, off B Stanley). 3B: M Schmidt (1, off N Ryan). HR: L Mazzilli (1, off J Kern; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line). SF: D Parker (1, off N Ryan). IBB: D Parker (1, by J Kern). TB: M Schmidt 5; L Mazzilli 4; G Foster 2; D Winfield 2; D Parker; D Lopes; G Carter; B Boone; L Brock. GIDP: P Rose (1); B Boone (1). RBI: L Mazzilli 2 (2); G Foster (1); D Winfield (1); G Carter (1); M Schmidt (1); D Parker (1). 2-out RBI: M Schmidt; L Mazzilli; G Foster. Team LOB: 8. With RISP: 3 for 11. Fielding E: M Schmidt (1). Outfield Assists: D Parker (J Rice at 3rd base); D Parker (B Downing at home plate).

AL-2B: D Porter (1, off G Perry); D Baylor (1, off S Carlton); J Rice (1, off M LaCoss). HR: F Lynn (1, off S Carlton; 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF). SH: B Bochte (1, off B Sutter). IBB: R Smalley (1, by J Sambito); R Jackson (1, by B Sutter). HBP: C Lemon (1, by J Andujar). TB: F Lynn 4; D Baylor 3; J Rice 2; C Yastrzemski 2; D Porter 2; B Downing; B Bochte; G Nettles. RBI: F Lynn 2 (2); B Bochte (1); C Yastrzemski (1); D Baylor (1). 2-out RBI: F Lynn 2; C Yastrzemski. Team LOB: 9. With RISP: 4 for 12. Fielding DP: 2. G Brett-F White-C Yastrzemski; F White-R Smalley-C Yastrzemski.



Gaylord Perry faced 3 batters in the 6th inning. Balks: J Kern (1). WP: J Andujar (1). HBP: J Andujar (1; C Lemon). IBB: J Sambito (1; R Smalley); B Sutter (1; R Jackson); J Kern (1; D Parker). Pickoffs: None.

Umpires: HP - George Maloney, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Nick Bremigan, 3B - Bill Williams, LF - Terry Cooney, RF - Dutch Rennert. Time of Game: 3:11. Attendance: 58,905. Start Time Weather: In Dome.

1979 All-Star Game


1979 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Joaquin Andujar Houston Astros p -
Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds c Injured
Bob Boone Philadelphia Phillies c Starter
Larry Bowa Philadelphia Phillies ss Starter
Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals of -
Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies p Starter
Gary Carter Montreal Expos c -
Ron Cey Los Angeles Dodgers 3b -
Jack Clark San Francisco Giants of -
Dave Concepcion Cincinnati Reds ss Injured
George Foster Cincinnati Reds of Starter
Steve Garvey Los Angeles Dodgers 1b Starter
Keith Hernandez St. Louis Cardinals 1b -
Dave Kingman Chicago Cubs of Injured
Mike LaCoss Cincinnati Reds p -
Davey Lopes Los Angeles Dodgers 2b Starter
Gary Matthews Atlanta Braves of -
Lee Mazzilli New York Mets of -
Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds 2b -
Joe Niekro Houston Astros p Did not Play
Dave Parker Pittsburgh Pirates of Starter-MVP
Larry Parrish Montreal Expos 3b -
Gaylord Perry San Diego Padres p -
Craig Reynolds Houston Astros ss -
Steve Rodgers Montreal Expos p -
Pete Rose Philadelphia Phillies 1b -
Joe Sambito Houston Astros p -
Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 3b Starter
Ted Simmons St. Louis Cardinals c Injured
John Stearns New York Mets c Did not Play
Bruce Sutter Chicago Cubs p -
Garry Templeton St. Louis Cardinals ss Did not Play
Dave Winfield San Diego Padres of Starter

1979 All-Star Game


1979 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Don Baylor California Angels of Starter
Bruce Bochte Seattle Mariners 1b -
George Brett Kansas City Royals 3b Starter
Rick Burleson Boston Red Sox ss -
Rod Carew California Angels 1b Injured
Mike Clear California Angels p -
Cecil Cooper Milwaukee Brewers 1b -
Brian Downing California Angels c -
Bobby Grich California Angels 2b -
Ron Guidry New York Yankees p -
Reggie Jackson New York Yankees of -
Tommy John New York Yankees p Did not Play
Steve Kemp Detroit Tigers of -
Jim Kern Texas Rangers p -
Dave Lemanczyk Toronto Blue Jays p Did not Play
Chet Lemon Chicago White Sox of -
Fred Lynn Boston Red Sox of Starter
Sid Monge Cleveland Indians p Did not Play
Graig Nettles New York Yankees 3b -
Jeff Newman Oakland Athletics c Did not Play
Darrell Porter Kansas City Royals c Starter
Jim Rice Boston Red Sox of Starter
Nolan Ryan California Angels p Starter
Ken Singleton Baltimore Orioles of -
Roy Smalley Minnesota Twins ss Starter
Don Stanhouse Baltimore Orioles p Did not Play
Bob Stanley Boston Red Sox p -
Frank White Kansas City Royals 2b Starter
Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox of Starter

1979 All-Star Game