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The 1956 All-Star Game was held on Tuesday, July 10, 1956. The National League won the twenty-third midsummer classic by a score of 7 to 3. The game was held at Griffith Stadium in Washington, DC in front of 28,843 fans.





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[edit] The Teams

[edit] American League

The American League team was led by manager Casey Stengel and coaches Chuck Dressen and Jim Turner.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Yogi Berra New York Yankees C Fan's Selection
Ray Boone Detroit Tigers 3B
Tom Brewer Boston Red Sox P
Whitey Ford New York Yankees P
Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 2B Fan's Selection
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers OF Fan's Selection
George Kell Baltimore Orioles 3B Fan's Selection
Johnny Kucks New York Yankees P did not play
Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers SS Fan's Selection
Sherm Lollar Chicago White Sox C
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees OF Fan's Selection
Billy Martin New York Yankees 2B
Charlie Maxwell Detroit Tigers OF did not play
Gil McDougald New York Yankees SS did not play
Ray Narleski Cleveland Indians P replaced due to injury
Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox P Fan's Selection
Jim Piersall Boston Red Sox OF
Vic Power Kansas City Athletics 1B
Herb Score Cleveland Indians P replaced Narleski
Roy Sievers Washington Senators OF
Harry Simpson Kansas City Athletics OF
Frank Sullivan Boston Red Sox P did not play
Mickey Vernon Boston Red Sox 1B Fan's Selection
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox OF Fan's Selection
Jim Wilson Chicago White Sox P
Early Wynn Cleveland Indians P

[edit] National League

The National League team was led by manager Walter Alston and coaches Fred Hutchinson and Birdie Tebbetts.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves OF
Johnny Antonelli New York Giants P
Ed Bailey Cincinnati Redlegs C Fan's Selection
Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs SS did not play
Gus Bell Cincinnati Redlegs OF Fan's Selection
Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals 3B Fan's Selection
Roy Campanella Brooklyn Dodgers C
Del Crandall Milwaukee Braves C replaced due to injury
Bob Friend Pittsburgh Pirates P Fan's Selection
Jim Gilliam Brooklyn Dodgers 2B did not play
Ted Kluszewski Cincinnati Redlegs 1B
Clem Labine Brooklyn Dodgers P did not play
Brooks Lawrence Cincinnati Redlegs P did not play
Dale Long Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Fan's Selection
Stan Lopata Philadelphia Phillies C replaced Crandall, did not play
Eddie Mathews Milwaukee Braves 3B did not play
Willie Mays New York Giants OF
Roy McMillan Cincinnati Redlegs SS Fan's Selection
Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals OF Fan's Selection
Joe Nuxhall Cincinnati Redlegs P did not play
Rip Repulski St. Louis Cardinals OF
Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies P did not play
Frank Robinson Cincinnati Redlegs OF Fan's Selection
Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers OF
Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves P
Johnny Temple Cincinnati Redlegs 2B Fan's Selection

[edit] The Game

[edit] Starting Lineups

National League Batting
Order
American League
Player Position Team Player Position Team
Johnny Temple 2B Cincinnati Redlegs 1 Harvey Kuenn SS Detroit Tigers
Frank Robinson OF Cincinnati Redlegs 2 Nellie Fox 2B Chicago White Sox
Stan Musial OF St. Louis Cardinals 3 Ted Williams OF Boston Red Sox
Ken Boyer 3B St. Louis Cardinals 4 Mickey Mantle OF New York Yankees
Gus Bell OF Cincinnati Redlegs 5 Yogi Berra C New York Yankees
Dale Long 1B Pittsburgh Pirates 6 Al Kaline OF Detroit Tigers
Ed Bailey C Cincinnati Redlegs 7 Mickey Vernon 1B Boston Red Sox
Roy McMillan SS Cincinnati Redlegs 8 George Kell 3B Baltimore Orioles
Bob Friend P Pittsburgh Pirates 9 Billy Pierce P Chicago White Sox

[edit] Line Score

July 10, 1956 at Griffith Stadium (28843), unknown start time - Retrosheet Boxscore

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

Pitchers

National: Bob Friend (W) - Warren Spahn - Johnny Antonelli

American: Billy Pierce (L) - Whitey Ford - Jim Wilson - Tom Brewer - Herb Score - Early Wynn

Home Runs

National: Willie Mays (4th), Stan Musial (7th)

American: Ted Williams (6th), Mickey Mantle (6th)

Umpires

HP: Charlie Berry (AL), 1B: Babe Pinelli (NL), 2B: Eddie Hurley (AL), 3B: Artie Gore (NL), LF: Bill Jackowski (NL), RF: Red Flaherty (AL)

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