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1995 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1995 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 66th 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 11, 1995, at The Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Texas Rangers of the American League. It was the first All-Star Game held in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but not the first hosted by the franchise (as the Washington Senators, the team hosted the game in 1962 and 1969).

1995 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 3 0
American League 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
DateJuly 11, 1995
VenueThe Ballpark in Arlington
CityArlington, Texas
Managers
MVPJeff Conine (FLA)
Attendance50,920
Ceremonial first pitchNolan Ryan
TelevisionABC
TV announcersAl Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer
RadioCBS
Radio announcersJohn Rooney, Jerry Coleman and Jeff Torborg

In this All-Star Game, American League pitchers held National League batters to just three base hits, but all three were home runs. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 3-2. This is also the most recent All-Star Game to be televised by the ABC television network.

Because of the MLBPA Strike, and the lack of official champions, the leagues chose to designate the managers of the unofficial league champions (teams with the best record at the time of abandonment of the season) as managers for this All-Star Game.

There were two color guards participating in the pregame ceremonies. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Color Guard from Ottawa, Ontario, carried the Canadian flag, while the 1995-96 Del Rio (TX) High School ROTC Color Guard carried the American flag. Country singer Michelle Wright later sang "O Canada", while fellow country singer (and native Texan) Lyle Lovett sang "The Star-Spangled Banner". Nolan Ryan threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

National League President Len Coleman presented Jeff Conine with the All-Star Game MVP Award in lieu of the Commissioner of Baseball, marking the second year in a row that Coleman presided over the MVP Award presentation.

RostersEdit

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

GameEdit

UmpiresEdit

Home Plate Durwood Merrill (AL)
First Base Charlie Williams (NL)
Second Base Al Clark (AL) (crew chief)
Third Base Mike Winters (NL)
Left Field Ted Hendry (AL)
Right Field Ed Rapuano (NL)

Starting lineupsEdit

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Lenny Dykstra Phillies CF 1 Kenny Lofton Indians CF
2 Tony Gwynn Padres RF 2 Carlos Baerga Indians 2B
3 Barry Bonds Giants LF 3 Edgar Martínez Mariners DH
4 Mike Piazza Dodgers C 4 Frank Thomas White Sox 1B
5 Fred McGriff Braves 1B 5 Albert Belle Indians LF
6 Ron Gant Reds DH 6 Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles SS
7 Barry Larkin Reds SS 7 Wade Boggs Yankees 3B
8 Vinny Castilla Rockies 3B 8 Kirby Puckett Twins RF
9 Craig Biggio Astros 2B 9 Iván Rodríguez Rangers C
Hideo Nomo Dodgers P Randy Johnson Mariners P

Game summaryEdit

Tuesday, July 11, 1995 7:29 pm (CT) at The Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 3 0
American League 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
WP: Heathcliff Slocumb (1-0)   LP: Steve Ontiveros (0-1)
Home runs:
NL: Craig Biggio (1), Mike Piazza (1), Jeff Conine (1)
AL: Frank Thomas (1)

Footnotes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Player declined or was unable to play.

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