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The First 1959 All-Star Game was held on Tuesday, July 7, 1959. The National League won the twenty-sixth midsummer classic by a score of 5 to 4. The game was held at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, PA in front of 35,277 fans.





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[edit] The Teams

[edit] American League

The American League team was led by manager Casey Stengel and coaches Harry Craft and Tony Cuccinello.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox SS Fan's Selection
Yogi Berra New York Yankees C did not play
Jim Bunning Detroit Tigers P
Rocky Colavito Cleveland Indians OF Fan's Selection
Bud Daley Kansas City Athletics P
Ryne Duren New York Yankees P
Whitey Ford New York Yankees P
Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 2B Fan's Selection
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers OF Fan's Selection
Harmon Killebrew Washington Senators 3B Fan's Selection
Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers OF
Sherm Lollar Chicago White Sox C
Frank Malzone Boston Red Sox 3B
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees OF
Gil McDougald New York Yankees SS
Minnie Minoso Cleveland Indians OF Fan's Selection
Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox P did not play
Vic Power Cleveland Indians 1B
Pete Runnels Boston Red Sox 2B
Roy Sievers Washington Senators 1B
Bill Skowron New York Yankees 1B Fan's Selection
Gus Triandos Baltimore Orioles C Fan's Selection
Hoyt Wilhelm Baltimore Orioles P did not play
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox OF
Early Wynn Chicago White Sox P Fan's Selection

[edit] National League

The National League team was led by manager Fred Haney and coaches Danny Murtaugh and Eddie Sawyer.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves OF Fan's Selection
Johnny Antonelli San Francisco Giants P
Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs SS Fan's Selection
Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals 3B
Lew Burdette Milwaukee Braves P
Smoky Burgess Pittsburgh Pirates C did not play
Orlando Cepeda San Francisco Giants 1B Fan's Selection
Gene Conley Philadelphia Phillies P did not play
Del Crandall Milwaukee Braves C
Joe Cunningham St. Louis Cardinals OF did not play
Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers P Fan's Selection
Don Elston Chicago Cubs P replaced Mizell
Roy Face Pittsburgh Pirates P
Dick Groat Pittsburgh Pirates SS
Eddie Mathews Milwaukee Braves 3B
Willie Mays San Francisco Giants OF Fan's Selection
Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates 2B
Vinegar Bend Mizell St. Louis Cardinals P replaced due to injury
Wally Moon Los Angeles Dodgers OF Fan's Selection
Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 1B
Vada Pinson Cincinnati Redlegs OF did not play
Frank Robinson Cincinnati Redlegs 1B did not play
Hal Smith St. Louis Cardinals C did not play
Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves P did not play
Johnny Temple Cincinnati Redlegs 2B Fan's Selection
Bill White St. Louis Cardinals OF did not play

[edit] The Game

[edit] Starting Lineups

American League Batting
Order
National League
Player Position Team Player Position Team
Minnie Minoso OF Cleveland Indians 1 Johnny Temple 2B Cincinnati Redlegs
Nellie Fox 2B Chicago White Sox 2 Eddie Mathews 3B Milwaukee Braves
Al Kaline OF Detroit Tigers 3 Hank Aaron OF Milwaukee Braves
Bill Skowron 1B New York Yankees 4 Willie Mays OF San Francisco Giants
Rocky Colavito OF Cleveland Indians 5 Ernie Banks SS Chicago Cubs
Gus Triandos C Baltimore Orioles 6 Orlando Cepeda 1B San Francisco Giants
Harmon Killebrew 3B Washington Senators 7 Wally Moon OF Los Angeles Dodgers
Luis Aparicio SS Chicago White Sox 8 Del Crandall C Milwaukee Braves
Early Wynn P Chicago White Sox 9 Don Drysdale P Los Angeles Dodgers

[edit] Line Score

July 7, 1959 at Forbes Field (35277), day game - Retrosheet Boxscore

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

Pitchers

American: Early Wynn - Ryne Duren - Jim Bunning - Whitey Ford (L) - Bud Daley

National: Don Drysdale - Lew Burdette - Roy Face - Johnny Antonelli (W) - Don Elston (S)

Home Runs

American: Al Kaline (4th)

National: Eddie Mathews (1st)

Umpires

HP: Al Barlick (NL), 1B: Ed Runge (AL), 2B: Augie Donatelli (NL), 3B: Joe Paparella (AL), LF: Shag Crawford (NL), RF: John Rice (AL)

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