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1982 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1982 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 53rd midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was played on July 13, 1982, at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, home of the Montreal Expos of the National League. The game resulted in a 4–1 victory for the NL, and Cincinnati Reds shortstop Dave Concepción was named the MVP.

1982 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 2
National League 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 X 4 8 1
DateJuly 13, 1982
VenueOlympic Stadium
CityMontreal, Quebec
MVPDave Concepción (CIN)
Ceremonial first pitchLuis Aparicio, Bobby Ávila, Yogi Berra, Orlando Cepeda, Isao Harimoto, Juan Marichal, Minnie Miñoso, Shigeo Nagashima, Claude Raymond, Manny Sanguillén, George Selkirk, Duke Snider and Bobby Thomson
TV announcersAl Michaels, Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell and Don Drysdale
Radio announcersVin Scully and Brent Musburger

It is notable for being the first All-Star Game ever played outside the United States. This would be the only All-Star Game to be played in Montréal, as the Expos would leave in 2005 to become the Washington Nationals before having an opportunity to host another. Four members of the Expos were voted into the starting lineup. The flyover at the conclusion of the National Anthems was done for the first time by a national air squadron other than those from the United States Air Force or Air National Guard as the Snowbirds from the Canadian Forces Air Command flew over Olympic Stadium, marking the first of their two All-Star appearances; they would perform the flyover for the 1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Toronto nine years later. It is also the last All-Star Game in which the manager of the runner-up for any league pennant managed in place of the manager of the defending league champions due to the latter's unemployment; Billy Martin of the Oakland Athletics managed in place of Bob Lemon, who had been fired by the New York Yankees, Martin's former team.


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



Position Umpire
Home Plate Doug Harvey
First Base Marty Springstead
Second Base John McSherry
Third Base Jim McKean
Left Field Ed Montague
Right Field Mike Reilly

Starting lineupsEdit

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Rickey Henderson Athletics LF 1 Tim Raines Expos LF
2 Fred Lynn Angels CF 2 Pete Rose Phillies 1B
3 George Brett Royals 3B 3 Andre Dawson Expos CF
4 Reggie Jackson Angels RF 4 Mike Schmidt Phillies 3B
5 Cecil Cooper Brewers 1B 5 Gary Carter Expos C
6 Robin Yount Brewers SS 6 Dale Murphy Braves RF
7 Bobby Grich Angels 2B 7 Dave Concepción Reds SS
8 Carlton Fisk White Sox C 8 Manny Trillo Phillies 2B
9 Dennis Eckersley Red Sox P 9 Steve Rogers Expos P

Game summaryEdit

Tuesday, July 13, 1982 8:40 pm (ET) at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 2
National League 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 X 4 8 1
WP: Steve Rogers (1-0)   LP: Dennis Eckersley (0-1)   Sv: Tom Hume (1)
Home runs:
AL: None
NL: Dave Concepción (1)

The AL drew first blood in the first off NL starter Steve Rogers when Reggie Jackson drove home Rickey Henderson with a sacrifice fly. Dave Concepción responded for the NL with a two-run homer in the second off AL starter Dennis Eckersley and the NL never looked back. The NL tacked on a run in the third when Ruppert Jones tripled and Pete Rose hit a sacrifice fly. The NL got their final run in the sixth on a Gary Carter RBI single that scored then-Expo teammate Al Oliver.


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