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1956 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1956 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 23rd playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 10, 1956, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. the home of the Washington Senators of the American League.

1956 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 7 11 0
American League 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 11 0
DateJuly 10, 1956
VenueGriffith Stadium
CityWashington, D.C.
Managers
Attendance28,843 – Time of Game: 2:45
TelevisionNBC Sports
TV announcersMel Allen and Al Helfer
RadioMutual
Radio announcersBob Neal and Bob Wolff

Opening LineupsEdit

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

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RostersEdit

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

1956 National League All-Star Game roster
Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

 * = Did not play


1956 American League All-Star Game roster
Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

 * = Did not play


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UmpiresEdit

Position Umpire
Home Plate Charlie Berry (AL)
First Base Babe Pinelli (NL)
Second Base Eddie Hurley (AL)
Third Base Artie Gore (NL)
Left Field Red Flaherty (AL)
Right Field Bill Jackowski (NL)

Line ScoreEdit

Tuesday, July 10, 1956 1:00 pm (ET) at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 7 11 0
American League 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 11 0
WP: Friend   LP: Pierce   Sv: Antonelli
Home runs:
NL: Mays, Musial
AL: Mantle, Williams
How the runs scored
Team Inning Play NL AL
NL 3rd Temple singled, McMillan scored 1 0
NL 4th Mays homered, Boyer scored 3 0
NL 5th Boyer singled, Temple scored 4 0
NL 6th Wild pitch, Kluszewski scored 5 0
AL 6th Williams homered, Fox scored; Mantle homered 5 3
NL 7th Musial homered; Kluszewski doubled, Mays scored 7 3

Play-by-play at Baseball-Reference.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1956 All-Star Game". Baseball Almanac. Archived from the original on April 17, 2010. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  2. ^ "1956 Major League Baseball All-Star Game". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on May 31, 2010. Retrieved June 26, 2010.