The 1985 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 56th playing of the game, annually played between the All-Stars of the National League and the All-Stars of the American League. The game was played on July 16, 1985, in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota, home of the Minnesota Twins.
|1985 Major League Baseball All-Star Game|
|Date||July 16, 1985|
|Venue||Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome|
|MVP||LaMarr Hoyt (SD)|
|Ceremonial first pitch||Pete Rose and Nolan Ryan|
|TV announcers||Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola|
|Radio announcers||Brent Musburger, Jerry Coleman and Johnny Bench|
Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
NL Batting Order
AL Batting Order
|Home Plate||Larry McCoy (AL)|
|First Base||John Kibler (NL)|
|Second Base||Nick Bremigan (AL)|
|Third Base||Charlie Williams (NL)|
|Left Field||Drew Coble (AL)|
|Right Field||Randy Marsh (NL)|
|WP: LaMarr Hoyt (1-0) LP: Jack Morris (0-1)|
The National League won the game 6–1, with the winning pitcher being LaMarr Hoyt of the San Diego Padres and the losing pitcher being Jack Morris of the Detroit Tigers. Hoyt also won the game's MVP award. The National League was managed by the Padres' Dick Williams, while the American League was managed by Sparky Anderson of the Tigers.
The teams' honorary captains each starred in the 1965 All-Star game, also held in Minnesota -- Harmon Killebrew for the AL, and Sandy Koufax for the NL. In the game two decades ago, Koufax earned the NL win, and Killebrew hit the AL's second home run.
Attendance was announced as 54,960.
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|Results and Awards|
² — Two All-Star Games were played these seasons. Italics indicate future games.
1985 MLB season by team
|AL Division Series|
|NL Division Series|
|AL Championship Series|
|NL Championship Series|
|AL Division Series|
|NL Division Series|