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1984 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1984 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 55th 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 10, 1984, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, home of the San Francisco Giants of the National League. The game resulted in a 3-1 victory for the NL.

1984 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
National League 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 3 8 0
Date July 10, 1984
Venue Candlestick Park
City San Francisco
MVP Gary Carter (MON)
Attendance 57,756
First pitch Carl Hubbell
Television ABC
TV announcers Al Michaels, Howard Cosell and Earl Weaver
Radio CBS
Radio announcers Brent Musburger, Jerry Coleman and Johnny Bench

Of the three All-Star Games played in San Francisco to date, it is the only one to have been held in an even-numbered year. Candlestick Park's only other All-Star Game, played in 1961, and the next Midsummer Classic to be played in San Francisco, in 2007 at AT&T Park, the Giants' current home, took place in odd-numbered years.



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

American League All-StarsEdit

National League All-StarsEdit


Position Umpire
Home Plate Lee Weyer (NL)
First Base Al Clark (AL)
Second Base Dutch Rennert (NL)
Third Base Durwood Merrill (AL)
Left Field Fred Brocklander (NL)
Right Field Rocky Roe (AL)

Game summaryEdit

Tuesday, July 10, 1984 5:40 pm (PT) at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
National League 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 3 8 0
WP: Charlie Lea (1-0)   LP: Dave Stieb (0-1)   Sv: Goose Gossage (1)
Home runs:
AL: George Brett (1)
NL: Gary Carter (1), Dale Murphy (1)

The National Leaguers drew first blood in the first off Dave Stieb when Steve Garvey singled to right and went to second on an error by Reggie Jackson. Garvey then scored on another error by catcher Lance Parrish after Dale Murphy singled. In the second, George Brett tied it with a solo homer off Charlie Lea, and game MVP Gary Carter quickly gave the NL the lead back with a solo shot off Dave Stieb.

The game would remain 2-1, NL, for five more innings with two noteworthy pitching performances by National League pitchers along the way. Fernando Valenzuela struck out Dave Winfield, Reggie Jackson, and George Brett in the fourth, and 19-year-old Dwight Gooden fanned Lance Parrish, Chet Lemon, and Alvin Davis in the fifth.

Dale Murphy added a solo homer in the eighth off Willie Hernández for the final 3-1 margin. Goose Gossage got the save. The game set a nine-inning All-Star Game record for most strikeouts (21)--which would be broken in 1999.

Huey Lewis and the News sang the United States National Anthem prior to the game, with the Presidio of San Francisco color guard presenting the colors and airplanes from Travis Air Force Base flying over Candlestick Park at the Anthem's conclusion. The ceremonial first pitch ceremony featured Carl Hubbell.

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