1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game)
1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game 2 logo.png
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 6 0
National League 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 6 3
DateAugust 3, 1959
VenueLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
CityLos Angeles, California
Managers
Attendance55,105
Ceremonial first pitchnone
TelevisionNBC
TV announcersMel Allen and Vin Scully
RadioNBC
Radio announcersBob Neal and Russ Hodges

The second 1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 27th edition of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues composing Major League Baseball. It was played on Monday, August 3, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers of the NL,[1][2] and was a 5–3 victory for the American League.[3][4] This was the second of two All-Star Games played in 1959, the first was on Tuesday, July 7, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, also an NL city.[5][6]

The first Midsummer Classic held on the West Coast,[2] it was also the first of only two All-Star Games not played in July; the other was in 1981 followed a lengthy players' strike.

Rosters

Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Game

Umpires: Bill Jackowski, Home Plate (NL); Charlie Berry, First Base (AL); Tony Venzon, Second Base (NL); Bill Summers Third Base (AL); Ken Burkhart, Left Field (NL); Hank Soar, Right Field (AL)

Starting Lineups

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Pete Runnels Red Sox 1B 1 Johnny Temple Reds 2B
2 Nellie Fox White Sox 2B 2 Ken Boyer Cardinals 3B
3 Ted Williams Red Sox LF 3 Hank Aaron Braves RF
4 Yogi Berra Yankees C 4 Willie Mays Giants CF
5 Mickey Mantle Yankees CF 5 Ernie Banks Cubs SS
6 Roger Maris Athletics RF 6 Stan Musial Cardinals 1B
7 Frank Malzone Red Sox 3B 7 Wally Moon Dodgers LF
8 Luis Aparicio White Sox SS 8 Del Crandall Braves C
9 Jerry Walker Orioles P 9 Don Drysdale Dodgers P

Game Summary

Monday, August 3, 1959 4:00 pm (PT) at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 6 0
National League 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 6 3
WP: Jerry Walker (1–0)   LP: Don Drysdale (0–1)
Home runs:
AL: Frank Malzone (1), Yogi Berra (1), Rocky Colavito (1)
NL: Frank Robinson (1), Jim Gilliam (1)
Source:[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Second All-Star game finally approved". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. June 9, 1959. p. 18.
  2. ^ a b "Walker vs. Drysdale in 2d All-Star contest". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. August 3, 1959. p. 11.
  3. ^ a b "American tips National, 5-3, in All-Star home run battle". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. August 4, 1959. p. 12.
  4. ^ a b Abrams, Al (August 4, 1959). "AL takes All-Star Game, 5-3". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 1.
  5. ^ "Drysdale faces Wynn in 26th All-Star classic". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. July 7, 1959. p. 12.
  6. ^ Hernon, Jack (July 8, 1959). "National League triumphs, 5-4". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 1.