1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game)

The 1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 27th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues composing Major League Baseball. The game was played on August 3, 1959, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers of the NL. The game resulted in a 5–3 victory for the American League. This was the second of two All-Star Games played in 1959, the first game having been played on July 7 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The first Midsummer Classic to be played on the West Coast, this was also one of only two All-Star Games to be played outside the month of July, the other being in 1981.

1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game)
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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

Rosters

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

American League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Jerry Walker Orioles 1
C Yogi Berra Yankees 13
1B Pete Runnels Red Sox 2
2B Nellie Fox White Sox 10
3B Frank Malzone Red Sox 4
SS Luis Aparicio White Sox 3
OF Mickey Mantle Yankees 9
OF Roger Maris Athletics 1
OF Ted Williams Red Sox 17
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Bud Daley Athletics 2
P Ryne Duren Yankees 3
P Cal McLish Indians 1
P Billy O'Dell Orioles 2
P Camilo Pascual-x Senators 1
P Pedro Ramos-y Senators 1
P Hoyt Wilhelm Orioles 3
P Early Wynn White Sox 7
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Elston Howard Yankees 3
C Sherm Lollar White Sox 7
1B Vic Power Indians 4
1B Roy Sievers Senators 4
2B Bobby Richardson Yankees 2
3B Harmon Killebrew Senators 2
SS Tony Kubek Yankees 2
OF Bob Allison Senators 1
OF Rocky Colavito Indians 2
OF Al Kaline Tigers 6
OF Minnie Miñoso Indians 7
OF Gene Woodling Orioles 1

National League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Don Drysdale Dodgers 2
C Del Crandall Braves 7
1B Stan Musial Cardinals 17
2B Johnny Temple Reds 4
3B Ken Boyer Cardinals 3
SS Ernie Banks Cubs 6
OF Hank Aaron Braves 6
OF Willie Mays Giants 7
OF Wally Moon Dodgers 3
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Johnny Antonelli Giants 6
P Lew Burdette Braves 3
P Gene Conley Phillies 4
P Don Elston Cubs 2
P Roy Face Pirates 2
P Sam Jones Giants 2
P Vinegar Bend Mizell-x Cardinals 2
P Warren Spahn Braves 12
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Smoky Burgess Pirates 4
C Hal Smith Cardinals 3
1B Orlando Cepeda Giants 2
1B Frank Robinson Reds 4
2B Bill Mazeroski Pirates 3
3B Eddie Mathews Braves 7
SS Dick Groat Pirates 2
SS Johnny Logan Braves 4
SS Charlie Neal Dodgers 1
OF Joe Cunningham Cardinals 2
OF Jim Gilliam Dodgers 2
OF Vada Pinson Reds 2
    • -x – Injured and could not play
    • -y – Injury replacement

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)

External links

1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game may refer to:

The 1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (first game), a 5-4 victory for the National League over the American League

The 1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game), a 5-3 victory for the American League

1959 Major League Baseball season

The 1959 Major League Baseball season was played from April 9 to October 9, 1959. It saw the Los Angeles Dodgers, free of the strife produced by their move from Brooklyn the previous season, rebound to win the National League pennant after a two-game playoff against the Milwaukee Braves, who themselves had moved from Boston in 1953. The Dodgers won the World Series against a Chicago White Sox team that had not played in the "Fall Classic" since 1919 and was interrupting a Yankees' dynasty that dominated the American League between 1949 and 1964.

The season is notable as the only one between 1950 and 1981 where no pitcher pitched a no-hitter.

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