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Hits in the All-Star game

Posted by Andy on June 25, 2009

Hey did you know that the PI has an All-Star Game Event Finder? Check it out. Here's the summary page for all hits in All-Star game history. Willie Mays leads the way with 23 hits, followed by Stan Musial with 20. These guys are way in the lead and are unlikely to ever be caught.

How about the 30 hits to lead off an All-Star game? Mays leads there too, with 4. The only active player with as many as 2 is Ichiro, and I'd say he's got a shot of tying Mays.

Here are the 8 hits to end an All-Star game:

  Car#  G# Date          Batter            Tm  Lg Pitcher           Score       Result Inn RoB Out Cnt Pit RBI Play Desc.
+-----+---+-------------+-----------------+---+--+-----------------+-----------+------+---+---+---+---+---+---+-------------------------+
     1   1 1941-07-08    Ted Williams      BOS AL Claude Passeau    down   4-5  HR     b 9 1-3   2  -        3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Gordon Scores; DiMaggio Scores 
     2   1 1955-07-12    Stan Musial       STL NL Frank Sullivan    tied   5-5  HR     b12 ---   0  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run     
     3   1 1961-07-11    Roberto Clemente  PIT NL Hoyt Wilhelm      tied   4-4  1B     b10 12-   0  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Single to RF; Mays Scores; Robinson to 2B 
     4   1 1964-07-07    Johnny Callison   PHI NL Dick Radatz       tied   4-4  HR     b 9 12-   2  -        3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Flood Scores; Edwards Scores 
     5   1 1966-07-12    Maury Wills       LAD NL Pete Richert      tied   1-1  1B     b10 -2-   1  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Single to RF; McCarver Scores 
     6   1 1970-07-14    Jim Hickman       CHC NL Clyde Wright      tied   4-4  1B     b12 12-   2  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Single to CF; Rose Scores; Grabarkewitz to 2B 
     7   1 1972-07-25    Joe Morgan        CIN NL Dave McNally      tied   3-3  1B     b10 -2-   1  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Single; Colbert Scores 
     8   1 1994-07-12    Moises Alou       MON NL Jason Bere        tied   7-7  2B     b10 1--   0  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Double; Gwynn Scores 

They were all victories, which isn't always the case. (For example, sometimes a guy gets a hit and a runner is thrown out at the plate to end the game.)

Just out of curiosity, here are the 24 intentional walks in All-Star game history:

  Car#  G# Date          Batter            Tm  Lg Pitcher           Score       Inn RoB Out Cnt Pit RBI Play Desc.
+-----+---+-------------+-----------------+---+--+-----------------+-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+-------------------------+
     1   1 1934-07-10    Charlie Gehringer DET AL Van Mungo         ahead  6-4  t 5 -23   1  -        0 Intentional Walk          
     2   1 1939-07-11    Ival Goodman      CIN NL Red Ruffing       ahead  1-0  t 3 -23   1  -        0 Intentional Walk          
     3   2               George Selkirk    NYY AL Bill Lee          ahead  3-1  b 6 -2-   1  -        0 Intentional Walk          
     4   1 1946-07-09    Stan Spence       WSH AL Kirby Higbe       ahead  3-0  b 5 -23   1  -        0 Intentional Walk          
     5   1 1949-07-12    Roy Campanella    BRO NL Lou Brissie       down   5-6  b 5 -2-   2  -        0 Intentional Walk          
     6   1 1950-07-11    Stan Musial       STL NL Allie Reynolds    tied   3-3  t11 -2-   1  -        0 Intentional Walk          
     7   1 1952-07-08    Granny Hamner     PHI NL Bob Lemon         ahead  3-2  b 4 -23   2  -        0 Intentional Walk          
     8   1 1958-07-08    Bob Cerv          KCA AL Bob Friend        tied   3-3  b 5 -23   1  -        0 Intentional Walk          
     9   1 1964-07-07    Johnny Edwards    CIN NL Dick Radatz       tied   4-4  b 9 -2-   1  -        0 Intentional Walk          
    10   1 1966-07-12    Willie McCovey    SFG NL Mel Stottlemyre   tied   1-1  b 6 -2-   2  -        0 Intentional Walk          
    11   1 1970-07-14    Willie Horton     DET AL Claude Osteen     tied   4-4  t12 -2-   2  -        0 Intentional Walk          
    12   1 1978-07-11    George Foster     CIN NL Jim Kern          tied   3-3  b 7 -2-   2  -        0 Intentional Walk          
    13   1 1979-07-17    Roy Smalley       MIN AL Joe Sambito       ahead  6-5  b 6 -23   1  -        0 Intentional Walk          
    14   2               Reggie Jackson    NYY AL Bruce Sutter      tied   6-6  b 8 -2-   1  -        0 Intentional Walk          
    15   3               Dave Parker       PIT NL Jim Kern          tied   6-6  t 9 -2-   1  -        0 Intentional Walk          
    16   1 1983-07-06    Rod Carew         CAL AL Mario Soto        tied   1-1  b 2 -23   1  -        0 Intentional Walk          
    17   2               Robin Yount       MIL AL Atlee Hammaker    ahead  5-1  b 3 -23   2  -        0 Intentional Walk          
    18   1 1985-07-16    Tim Wallach       MON NL Willie Hernandez  ahead  6-1  t 9 -23   2  -        0 Intentional Walk          
    19   1 1990-07-10    Wade Boggs        BOS AL Ramon Martinez    tied   0-0  t 3 -2-   2  -        0 Intentional Walk          
    20   2               Ken Griffey       SEA AL Dave Smith        tied   0-0  t 6 -23   2  -        0 Intentional Walk          
    21   1 1991-07-09    Rafael Palmeiro   TEX AL Rob Dibble        ahead  3-2  b 7 -23   1  -        0 Intentional Walk          
    22   1 2008-07-15    Carlos Guillen        AL Aaron Cook        tied   3-3  b10 1-3   0 3-0   4   0 Intentional Walk; Quentin to 2B 
    23   2               Miguel Tejada         NL Joakim Soria      tied   3-3  t12 -23   1 3-0   4   0 Intentional Walk          
    24   3               Justin Morneau        AL Aaron Cook        tied   3-3  b12 --3   2 3-0   4   0 Intentional Walk      

Finally, this is a long list, but here is the last plate appearance of each game. I call your attention to #73 in particular.

  Car#  G# Date          Batter            Tm  Lg Pitcher           Score       Result Inn RoB Out Cnt Pit RBI Play Desc.
+-----+---+-------------+-----------------+---+--+-----------------+-----------+------+---+---+---+---+---+---+-------------------------+
     1   1 1933-07-06    Tony Cuccinello   BRO NL Lefty Grove       down   2-4  SO     t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
     2   1 1934-07-10    Chuck Klein       CHC NL Mel Harder        down   7-9  Out    b 9 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 1B-P 
     3   1 1935-07-08    Jo-Jo Moore       NYG NL Mel Harder        down   1-4  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 2B-1B 
     4   1 1936-07-07    Joe DiMaggio      NYY AL Lon Warneke       down   3-4  Out    t 9 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: 2B  
     5   1 1937-07-07    Frank Demaree     CHC NL Mel Harder        down   3-8  Out    t 9 1-3   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 2B-1B 
     6   1 1938-07-06    Bob Johnson       PHA AL Mace Brown        down   1-4  SO     t 9 --3   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
     7   1 1939-07-11    Stan Hack         CHC NL Bob Feller        down   1-3  SO     t 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Looking 
     8   1 1940-07-09    Joe DiMaggio      NYY AL Carl Hubbell      down   0-4  Out    t 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF  
     9   1 1941-07-08    Ted Williams      BOS AL Claude Passeau    down   4-5  HR     b 9 1-3   2  -        3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Gordon Scores; DiMaggio Scores 
    10   1 1942-07-06    Ernie Lombardi    BSN NL Al Benton         down   1-3  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF  
    11   1 1943-07-13    Billy Herman      BRO NL Tex Hughson       down   3-5  Out    t 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF  
    12   1 1944-07-11    Ken Keltner       CLE AL Jim Tobin         down   1-7  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: 2B  
    13   1 1946-07-09    Emil Verban       PHI NL Jack Kramer       down   0-12 Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Foul Flyball: C 
    14   1 1947-07-08    Schoolboy Rowe    PHI NL Joe Page          down   1-2  Out    b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF  
    15   1 1948-07-13    Stan Musial       STL NL Joe Coleman       down   2-5  Out    t 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 2B-1B 
    16   1 1949-07-12    Pee Wee Reese     BRO NL Vic Raschi        down   7-11 Out    b 9 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: 2B  
    17   1 1950-07-11    Joe DiMaggio      NYY AL Ewell Blackwell   down   3-4  Out    b14 1--   1  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B 
    18   1 1951-07-10    George Kell       DET AL Ewell Blackwell   down   3-8  SO     b 9 1-3   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    19   1 1952-07-08    Stan Musial       STL NL Bobby Shantz      ahead  3-2  SO     b 5 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Looking 
    20   1 1953-07-14    Yogi Berra        NYY AL Murry Dickson     down   1-5  Out    t 9 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: 2B  
    21   1 1954-07-13    Randy Jackson     CHC NL Virgil Trucks     down   9-11 Out    t 9 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Foul Flyball: C 
    22   1 1955-07-12    Stan Musial       STL NL Frank Sullivan    tied   5-5  HR     b12 ---   0  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run     
    23   1 1956-07-10    Harvey Kuenn      DET AL Johnny Antonelli  down   3-7  Out    b 9 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: SS-2B; Kuenn to 1B 
    24   1 1957-07-09    Gil Hodges        BRO NL Bob Grim          down   5-6  Out    b 9 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Lineout: LF  
    25   1 1958-07-08    Del Crandall      MLN NL Billy O'Dell      down   3-4  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: 2B  
    26   1 1959-07-07    Harvey Kuenn      DET AL Don Elston        down   4-5  Out    t 9 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Foul Flyball: 3B 
    27   1 1959-08-03    Jim Gilliam       LAD NL Cal McLish        down   3-5  Out    b 9 -23   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 1B unassisted 
    28   1 1960-07-11    Harvey Kuenn      CLE AL Vern Law          down   3-5  Out    b 9 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Lineout: RF  
    29   1 1960-07-13    Roger Maris       NYY AL Lindy McDaniel    down   0-6  Out    b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 1B unassisted 
    30   1 1961-07-11    Roberto Clemente  PIT NL Hoyt Wilhelm      tied   4-4  1B     b10 12-   0  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Single to RF; Mays Scores; Robinson to 2B 
    31   1 1961-07-31    Roy Sievers       CHW AL Stu Miller        tied   1-1  SO     b 9 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    32   1 1962-07-10    Luis Aparicio     CHW AL Bob Shaw          down   1-3  Out    b 9 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: CF  
    33   1 1962-07-30    Frank Robinson    CIN NL Milt Pappas       down   4-9  Out    b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF  
    34   1 1963-07-09    Bobby Richardson  NYY AL Don Drysdale      down   3-5  Out    b 9 1--   1  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B 
    35   1 1964-07-07    Johnny Callison   PHI NL Dick Radatz       tied   4-4  HR     b 9 12-   2  -        3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run; Flood Scores; Edwards Scores 
    36   1 1965-07-13    Joe Pepitone      NYY AL Bob Gibson        down   5-6  SO     b 9 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    37   1 1966-07-12    Maury Wills       LAD NL Pete Richert      tied   1-1  1B     b10 -2-   1  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Single to RF; McCarver Scores 
    38   1 1967-07-11    Ken Berry         CHW AL Tom Seaver        down   1-2  SO     b15 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    39   1 1968-07-09    Carl Yastrzemski  BOS AL Jerry Koosman     down   0-1  SO     t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    40   1 1969-07-23    Carlos May        CHW AL Phil Niekro       down   3-9  SO     b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    41   1 1970-07-14    Jim Hickman       CHC NL Clyde Wright      tied   4-4  1B     b12 12-   2  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Single to CF; Rose Scores; Grabarkewitz to 2B 
    42   1 1971-07-13    Johnny Bench      CIN NL Mickey Lolich     down   4-6  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: 3B  
    43   1 1972-07-25    Joe Morgan        CIN NL Dave McNally      tied   3-3  1B     b10 -2-   1  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Single; Colbert Scores 
    44   1 1973-07-24    Willie Horton     DET AL Jim Brewer        down   1-7  SO     b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    45   1 1974-07-23    Bobby Grich       BAL AL Mike Marshall     down   2-7  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 1B unassisted 
    46   1 1975-07-15    Rod Carew         MIN AL Randy Jones       down   3-6  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF  
    47   1 1976-07-13    Amos Otis         KCR AL Ken Forsch        down   1-7  SO     t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    48   1 1977-07-19    Thurman Munson    NYY AL Rich Gossage      down   5-7  SO     b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    49   1 1978-07-11    Darrell Porter    KCR AL Phil Niekro       down   3-7  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Foul Flyball: 3B 
    50   1 1979-07-17    Rick Burleson     BOS AL Bruce Sutter      down   6-7  SO     b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    51   1 1980-07-08    Lance Parrish     DET AL Bruce Sutter      down   2-4  SO     t 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    52   1 1981-08-09    Dave Winfield     NYY AL Bruce Sutter      down   4-5  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF  
    53   1 1982-07-13    Buddy Bell        TEX AL Tom Hume          down   1-4  Out    t 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF  
    54   1 1983-07-06    Dickie Thon       HOU NL Dan Quisenberry   down   3-13 Out    t 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B 
    55   1 1984-07-10    Rickey Henderson  OAK AL Rich Gossage      down   1-3  SO     t 9 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Looking 
    56   1 1985-07-16    Rich Gedman       BOS AL Rich Gossage      down   1-6  SO     b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    57   1 1986-07-15    Chris Brown       SFG NL Don Aase          down   2-3  Out    b 9 1-3   1  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B 
    58   1 1987-07-14    Dave Winfield     NYY AL Sid Fernandez     down   0-2  Out    b13 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B 
    59   1 1988-07-12    Lance Parrish     PHI NL Dennis Eckersley  down   1-2  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: CF  
    60   1 1989-07-11    Tony Pena         STL NL Doug Jones        down   3-5  Out    t 9 1--   1  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B 
    61   1 1990-07-10    Tim Wallach       MON NL Dennis Eckersley  down   0-2  Out    b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: 1B  
    62   1 1991-07-09    Brett Butler      LAD NL Dennis Eckersley  down   2-4  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: P-1B 
    63   1 1992-07-14    Norm Charlton     CIN NL Dennis Eckersley  down   6-13 SO     b 9 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    64   1 1993-07-13    Mike Piazza       LAD NL Duane Ward        down   3-9  SO     t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    65   1 1994-07-12    Moises Alou       MON NL Jason Bere        tied   7-7  2B     b10 1--   0  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Double; Gwynn Scores 
    66   1 1995-07-11    Mike Stanley      NYY AL Randy Myers       down   2-3  Out    b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Lineout: RF  
    67   1 1996-07-09    Dan Wilson        SEA AL Al Leiter         down   0-6  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF  
    68   1 1997-07-08    Moises Alou       FLA NL Mariano Rivera    down   1-3  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Lineout: 2B  
    69   1 1998-07-07    Moises Alou       HOU NL Troy Percival     down   8-13 SO     b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    70   1 1999-07-13    Jeff Kent         SFG NL John Wetteland    down   1-4  Out    t 9 1--   1  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B 
    71   1 2000-07-11    Edgar Renteria    STL NL Mariano Rivera    down   3-6  Out    b 9 1--   1  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B 
    72   1 2001-07-10    Cliff Floyd       FLA NL Kazuhiro Sasaki   down   1-4  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 1B-P 
    73   1 2002-07-09    Benito Santiago   SFG NL Freddy Garcia     tied   7-7  SO     b11 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Looking 
    74   1 2003-07-15    Rafael Furcal     ATL NL Keith Foulke      down   6-7  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF  
    75   1 2004-07-13    Jim Thome         PHI NL Mariano Rivera    down   4-9  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: SS  
    76   1 2005-07-12    Morgan Ensberg    HOU NL Mariano Rivera    down   5-7  SO     t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    77   1 2006-07-11    Carlos Lee        MIL NL Mariano Rivera    down   2-3  Out    b 9 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: 2B  
    78   1 2007-07-10    Aaron Rowand      PHI NL Francisco Rodrig  down   4-5  Out    b 9 123   2 0-1   2   0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF  
    79   1 2008-07-15    Michael Young         AL Brad Lidge        tied   3-3  Out    b15 123   1 0-0   1   1 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); Morneau Scores 

They all ended the game, but #73 is the only one where the game was tied and no runs scored. This is because that game was the infamous tie All-Star game.

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One Response to “Hits in the All-Star game”

  1. Only 3 all-star games have ended with nobody out at the time of the final AB
    Is that right?