1981 All-Star Game

1981 All Star Game Program
1981 All-Star Game Program


The 1981 All-Star Game of Major League Baseball was the 52th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League. The game was held in Cleveland, Ohio. at Municipal Stadium, home of the American Leagues Cleveland Indians. The game was won by the National League 5-4.

Due to a players' strike that ran from June 12 to July 31 (with teams resuming play August 10). The original All-Star Game on July 14 was canceled. Instead, the game reset as a prelude to resuming play. It was the second All-Star Game played in August.

Despite the players strike the largest crowd in All-Star Game history saw the National League score all of its runs on homers and stretch its winning streak to 10 games. Mike Schmidt's two-run blast in the eighth proved the game winner.

The 1981 All-Star Game MVP was Gary Carter.

1981 All-Star Game


1981 All-Star Game

1981 All-Star Game
Date August 9th, 1981
Location Municipal Stadium
Attendance 72,086
Time 2:59
Managers Jim Frey (AL), Dallas Green (NL)
MVP Gary Carter

1981 All-Star Game-Line Score

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


1981 All-Star Game-Box Score

National League 5, American League 4

National League American League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Pete Rose 1b 3 0 1 0 Rod Carew 1b 3 0 1 0
Burt Hooton p 0 0 0 0 Eddie Murray ph-1b 2 0 0 0
Dick Ruthven p 0 0 0 0 Willie Randolph 2b 3 0 1 0
Pedro Guerrero ph 1 0 0 0 Ted Simmons ph 1 0 1 1
Vida Blue p 0 0 0 0 Frank White pr-2b 1 0 0 0
Bill Madlock 3b 1 0 0 0 George Brett 3b 3 0 0 0
Dave Concepcion ss 3 0 0 0 Mike Norris p 0 0 0 0
Ozzie Smith ss 0 0 0 0 Al Oliver ph 1 0 0 0
Dave Parker rf 3 1 1 1 Ron Davis p 0 0 0 0
Mike Easler rf 1 1 0 0 Rollie Fingers p 0 0 0 0
Mike Schmidt 3b 4 1 2 2 Dave Stieb p 1 0 0 0
Nolan Ryan p 0 0 0 0 Dave Winfield cf 4 0 0 0
Phil Garner 2b 0 0 0 0 Ken Singleton cf 3 2 2 1
George Foster lf 2 0 0 0 Rick Burleson ss 1 0 0 0
Dusty Baker lf 2 0 1 0 Reggie Jackson rf 1 0 0 0
Tim Raines pr-lf 0 0 0 0 Dwight Evans ph-rf 2 1 1 0
Andre Dawson cf 4 0 1 0 Carlton Fisk c 3 1 1 0
Gary Carter c 3 2 2 2 Bo Diaz c 1 0 0 0
Bruce Benedict c 1 0 0 0 Bucky Dent ss 2 0 2 0
Davey Lopes 2b 0 0 0 0 Fred Lynn ph 1 0 1 1
Manny Trillo 2b 2 0 0 0 Tony Armas lf 1 0 0 0
Bill Buckner ph 1 0 0 0 Jack Morris p 0 0 0 0
Bruce Sutter p 0 0 0 0 Tom Paciorek ph 1 0 1 0
Fernando Valenzuela p 0 0 0 0 Len Barker p 0 0 0 0
Joel Youngblood ph 1 0 0 0 Gorman Thomas ph 1 0 0 0
Tom Seaver p 0 0 0 0 Ken Forsch p 0 0 0 0
Bob Knepper p 0 0 0 0 Buddy Bell 3b 1 0 0 1
Terry Kennedy ph 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Steve Garvey 1b 2 0 1 0 - - - - -
Total 35 5 9 5 Total 37 4 11 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 5 9 1
American 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 11 1
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Fernando Valenzuela 1.0 2 0 0 0 0
Tom Seaver 1.0 3 1 1 0 1
Bob Knepper 2.0 1 0 0 2 3
Burt Hooton 1.2 5 3 3 0 1
Dick Ruthven 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Vida Blue (W) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Nolan Ryan 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Bruce Sutter (SV) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 11 4 4 2 8
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Jack Morris 2.0 2 0 0 1 2
Len Barker 2.0 0 0 0 0 1
Ken Forsch 1.0 1 1 1 0 0
Mike Norris 1.0 2 1 1 0 1
Ron Davis 1.0 1 1 1 0 1
Rollie Fingers (L) 0.1 2 2 2 2 0
Dave Stieb 1.2 1 0 0 1 1
Total 9.0 9 5 5 4 6



NL-2B: S Garvey (1, off D Stieb); M Schmidt (1, off M Norris). HR: D Parker (1, off M Norris; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF); G Carter 2 (2, 1 off R Davis, 1 off K Forsch; 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF); M Schmidt (1, off R Fingers; 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep CF). TB: G Carter 8; M Schmidt 6; D Parker 4; S Garvey 2; D Baker; A Dawson; P Rose. RBI: G Carter 2 (2); M Schmidt 2 (2); D Parker (1). Team LOB: 7. With RISP: 0 for 8. Fielding E: M Schmidt (1). Baserunning SB: A Dawson (1, 2nd base off J Morris/C Fisk); O Smith (1, 2nd base off R Fingers/B Diaz). Pickoffs: T Raines (1st base by R Fingers).

AL-2B: B Dent (1, off B Knepper). HR: K Singleton (1, off T Seaver; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF). SF: B Bell (1, off B Hooton). TB: K Singleton 5; B Dent 3; W Randolph; R Carew; D Evans; F Lynn; T Paciorek; T Simmons; C Fisk. RBI: K Singleton (1); T Simmons (1); B Bell (1); F Lynn (1). 2-out RBI: T Simmons. Team LOB: 9. With RISP: 3 for 11. Fielding E: R Fingers (1). Outfield Assists: D Winfield (O Smith at 3rd base). Baserunning CS: R Carew (1, 2nd base by F Valenzuela/G Carter).



Balks: None. WP: V Blue (1). HBP: None. IBB: None. Pickoffs: R Fingers (0; T Raines, 1st base).

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Lou DiMuro, 3B - Bob Engel, LF - Greg Kosc, RF - Jim Quick. Time of Game: 2:59. Attendance: 72,086. Field Condition: Unknown. Start Time Weather: Unknown.

1981 All-Star Game


1981 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Dusty Baker Los Angeles Dodgers of -
Bruce Benedict Atlanta Braves c -
Vida Blue San Francisco Giants p -
Bill Buckner Chicago Cubs 1b -
Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies p Did not Play
Gary Carter Montreal Expos c Starter
Dave Concepcion Cincinnati Reds ss Starter
Andre Dawson Montreal Expos of Starter
Mike Easler Pittsburgh Pirates of -
George Foster Cincinnati Reds of Starter
Phil Garner Pittsburgh Pirates 2b -
Steve Garvey Los Angeles Dodgers 1b -
Pedro Guerrero Los Angeles Dodgers of -
Burt Hooton Los Angeles Dodgers p -
Terry Kennedy San Diego Padres c -
Bob Knepper Houston Astros p -
Davey Lopes Los Angeles Dodgers 2b Starter
Bill Madlock Pittsburgh Pirates 3b -
Dave Parker Pittsburgh Pirates of Starter
Tim Raines Montreal Expos of -
Pete Rose Philadelphia Phillies 1b Starter
Dick Ruthven Philadelphia Phillies p -
Nolan Ryan Houston Astros p -
Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 3b Starter
Tom Seaver Cincinnati Reds p -
Ozzie Smith San Diego Padres ss -
Bruce Sutter St. Louis Cardinals p -
Manny Trillo Philadelphia Phillies 2b -
Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers p Starter
Joel Youngblood New York Mets of -

1981 All-Star Game


1981 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Tony Armas Oakland Athletics of -
Len Barker Cleveland Indians p -
Buddy Bell Texas Rangers 3b -
George Brett Kansas City Royals 3b Starter
Rick Burleson California Angels ss -
Britt Burns Chicago White Sox p Did not Play
Rod Carew California Angels 1b Starter
Doug Corbett Minnesota Twins p Did not Play
Ron Davis New York Yankees p -
Bucky Dent New York Yankees ss Starter
Bo Diaz Cleveland Indians c -
Dwight Evans Boston Red Sox of -
Rollie Fingers Milwaukee Brewers p -
Carlton Fisk Chicago White Sox c Starter
Ken Forsch California Angels p -
Goose Gossage New York Yankees p Injured
Reggie Jackson New York Yankees of Starter
Fred Lynn California Angels of -
Scott McGregor Baltimore Orioles p Did not Play
Jack Morris Detroit Tigers p Starter
Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles 1b -
Mike Norris Oakland Athletics p -
Al Oliver Texas Rangers 1b -
Tom Paciorek Seattle Mariners of -
Willie Randolph New York Yankees 2b Starter
Ted Simmons Milwaukee Brewers c -
Ken Singleton Baltimore Orioles of Starter
Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays p -
Gorman Thomas Milwaukee Brewers of -
Frank White Kansas City Royals 2b -
Dave Winfield New York Yankees of Starter

1981 All-Star Game