All-Star Game History



The first All-Star Game was held as part of the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois, and was the brainchild of Arch Ward, then sports editor for The Chicago Tribune. Initially intended to be a one-time event, its great success resulted in making the game an annual one. Ward's contribution was recognized by Major League Baseball in 1962 with the creation of the "Arch Ward Trophy", given to the AllStar Game's most valuable player each year.

The All-Star Game has seen several "eras" in which one league tended to dominate. During the 1930s and 1940s, the American League won the majority of the games. Starting in 1950, the National League reversed that trend and from the 1960s through the mid 1980s was winning nearly every one of the games. In the late 1980s that trend reversed again, and since then the American League has won nearly all the time, including an 11-game winning streak (excluding the tie game in 2002) since 1997.

In a break from tradition, the league scheduled a "doubleheader" as part of an effort to boost the players' pension fund. The first game was held on July 7 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. The second game was held on August 3 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers also of the NL. The first All-Star game resulted in a 5-4 victory for the NL. The AL won the second game by a score of 5-3. The experiment of staging two All-Star Games each year continued through the 1962 season, after which the playing of one annual game resumed.




1933 All-Star Game

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All-Star Game History-Babe Ruth crossing the plate after 2 run homer




All-Star Game History-In Chronological Order

Game Date/Link The Ballpark City State Winner Loser
1 7-6-1933 Comiskey Park Chicago Illinois (AL) 4 (NL) 2
2 7-10-1934 Polo Grounds New York New York (AL) 9 (NL) 7
3 7-8-1935 Municipal Stadium Cleveland Ohio (AL) 4 (NL) 1
4 7-7-1936 Braves Field Boston Mass. (NL) 4 (AL) 3
5 7-7-1937 Griffith Stadium Wash. D.C. (AL) 8 (NL) 3
6 7-6-1938 Crosley Field Cincinnati Ohio (NL) 4 (AL) 1
7 7-11-1939 Yankee Stadium New York New York (AL) 3 (NL) 1
8 7-9-1940 Sportsman's Park St. Louis Missouri (NL) 4 (AL) 0
9 7-8-1941 Briggs Stadium Detroit Michigan (AL) 7 (NL) 5
10 7-6-1942 Polo Grounds New York New York (AL) 3 (NL) 1
11 7-13-1943 Shibe Park Phila. Pa. (AL) 5 (NL) 3
12 7-11-1944 Forbes Field Pittsburgh Pa. (NL) 7 (AL) 1
DNP 7-10-1945 Fenway Park Boston Mass. DNP WWII
13 7-9-1946 Fenway Park Boston Mass. (AL) 12 (NL) 0
14 7-8-1947 Wrigley Field Chicago Illinois (AL) 2 (NL) 1
15 7-13-1948 Sportsman's Park St. Louis Missouri (AL) 5 (NL) 2
16 7-12-1949 Ebbets Field Brooklyn New York (AL) 11 (NL) 7
17 7-11-1950 Comiskey Park Chicago Illinois (NL) 4 (AL) 3
18 7-10-1951 Briggs Stadium Detroit Michigan (NL) 8 (AL) 3
19 7-8-1952 Shibe Park Phila. Pa. (NL) 3 (AL) 2
20 7-14-1953 Crosley Field Cincinnati Ohio (NL) 5 (AL) 1
21 7-13-1954 Municipal Stadium Cleveland Ohio (AL) 11 (NL) 9
22 7-12-1955 County Stadium Milwaukee Wisconsin (NL) 6 (AL) 5
23 7-10-1956 Griffith Stadium Wash. D.C. (NL) 7 (AL) 3
24 7-9-1957 Sportsman's Park St. Louis Missouri (AL) 6 (NL) 5
25 7-8-1958 Memorial Stadium Baltimore Maryland (AL) 4 (NL) 3
26 7-7-1959 Forbes Field Pittsburgh Pa. (NL) 5 (AL) 4
27 8-3-1959 Memorial Coliseum L.A. California (AL) 5 (NL) 3
28 7-11-1960 Municipal Stadium K.C. Missouri (NL) 5 (AL) 3
29 7-13-1960 Yankee Stadium New York New York (NL) 6 (AL) 0
30 7-11-1961 Candlestick Park S.F. California (NL) 5 (AL) 4
31 7-31-1961 Fenway Park Boston Mass. (AL) 1 (NL) 1
32 7-10-1962 D.C. Stadium Wash. D.C. (NL) 3 (AL) 1
33 7-30-1962 Wrigley Field Chicago Illinois (AL) 9 (NL) 4
34 7-9-1963 Municipal Stadium Cleveland Ohio (NL) 5 (AL) 3
35 7-7-1964 Shea Stadium New York New York (NL) 7 (AL) 4
36 7-13-1965 Metropolitan Stadium Bloomington Minn. (NL) 6 (AL) 5
37 7-12-1966 Busch Memorial Stadium St. Louis Missouri (NL) 2 (AL) 1
38 7-11-1967 Anaheim Stadium Anaheim Cal. (NL) 2 (AL) 1
39 7-9-1968 Astrodome Houston Texas (NL) 1 (AL) 0
40 7-23-1969 R.F.K Memorial Stadium Washington D.C. (NL) 9 (AL) 3
41 7-14-1970 Riverfront Stadium Cincinnati Ohio (NL) 5 (AL) 4
42 7-13-1971 Tiger Stadium Detroit Michigan (AL) 6 (NL) 4
43 7-25-1972 Fulton County Stadium Atlanta Georgia (NL) 4 (AL) 3
44 7-24-1973 Royals Stadium Kansas City Missouri (NL) 7 (AL) 1
45 7-23-1974 Three Rivers Stadium Pittsburgh Pa. (NL) 7 (AL) 2
46 7-15-1975 County Stadium Milwaukee Wisc. (NL) 6 (AL) 3
47 7-13-1976 Veterans Stadium Phila. Pa. (NL) 7 (AL) 1
48 7-19-1977 Yankee Stadium New York New York (NL) 7 (AL) 5
49 7-11-1978 San Diego Stadium San Diego Cal. (NL) 7 (AL) 3
50 7-17-1979 The Kingdome Seattle Wash. (NL) 7 (AL) 6
51 7-8-1980 Dodger Stadium Los Angeles Cal. (NL) 4 (AL) 2
52 8-9-1981 Municipal Stadium Cleveland Ohio (NL) 5 (AL) 4
53 7-13-1982 Olympic Stadium Montreal Quebec (NL) 4 (AL) 1
54 7-6-1983 Comiskey Park Chicago Illinois (AL) 13 (NL) 3
55 7-10-1984 Candlestick Park S.F. California (NL) 3 (AL) 1
56 7-16-1985 H.Humphrey Metrodome Minneapolis Minn. (NL) 6 (AL) 1
57 7-15-1986 Astrodome Houston Texas (AL) 3 (NL) 2
58 7-14-1987 Alameda County Stadium Oakland Cal. (NL) 2 (AL) 0
59 7-12-1988 Riverfront Stadium Cincinnati Ohio (AL) 2 (NL) 1
60 7-11-1989 Anaheim Stadium Anaheim Cal. (AL) 5 (NL) 3
61 7-10-1990 Wrigley Field Chicago Illinois (AL) 2 (NL) 0
62 7-9-1991 SkyDome Toronto Ontario (AL) 4 (NL) 2
63 7-14-1992 Jack Murphy Stadium San Diego Cal. (AL) 13 (NL) 6
64 7-13-1993 Oriole Park Baltimore Maryland (AL) 9 (NL) 3
65 7-12-1994 Three Rivers Stadium Pittsburgh Pa. (NL) 8 (AL) 7
66 7-11-1995 The Ballpark at Arlington Arlington Texas (NL) 3 (AL) 2
67 7-9-1996 Veterans Stadium Phila. Pa. (NL) 6 (AL) 0
68 7-8-1997 Jacobs Field Cleveland Ohio (AL) 3 (NL) 1
69 7-7-1998 Coors Field Denver Colorado (AL) 13 (NL) 8
70 7-13-1999 Fenway Park Boston Mass. (AL) 4 (NL) 1
71 7-11-2000 Turner Field Atlanta Georgia (AL) 6 (NL) 3
72 7-10-2001 Safeco Field Seattle Wash. (AL) 4 (NL) 1
73 7-9-2002 Miller Park Milwaukee Wisc. (NL) 7 (AL) 7
74 7-15-2003 U.S. Cellular Field Chicago Illinois (AL) 7 (NL) 6
75 7-13-2004 Minute Maid Park Houston Texas (AL) 9 (NL) 4
76 7-12-2005 Comerica Park Detroit Michigan (AL) 7 (NL) 5
77 7-11-2006 PNC Park Pittsburgh Pa. (AL) 3 (NL) 2
78 7-10-2007 AT&T Park San Fran. California (AL) 5 (NL) 4
79 7-15-2008 Yankee Stadium New York New York (AL) 4 (NL) 3
80 7-14-2009 Busch Stadium St. Louis Missouri (AL) 4 (NL) 3
81 7-13-2010 Angel Stadium Anaheim California (NL) 3 (AL) 1

All-Star Game-In Chronological Order


All-Star Game History