1987 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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1987 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 2
American League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Date July 14, 1987
Venue Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
City Oakland, California
MVP Tim Raines (MON)
Attendance 49,671
First pitch Larry Doby
Television NBC
TV announcers Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola
Radio CBS
Radio announcers Brent Musburger, Jerry Coleman and Johnny Bench

The 1987 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 58th 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 14, 1987 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California, the home of the Oakland Athletics of the American League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 2-0 in 13 innings. Montreal Expos outfielder Tim Raines was named the Most Valuable Player.


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


Coaching staff

Description NL AL
Managers Davey Johnson John McNamara
Coaches Roger Craig Jim Fregosi
Coaches Hal Lanier Tony La Russa
Honorary Captains Billy Williams Catfish Hunter


Home Plate Don Denkinger (AL)
First Base Dick Stello (NL)
Second Base Vic Voltaggio (AL)
Third Base Joe West (NL)
Left Field Derryl Cousins (AL)
Right Field Doug Harvey (NL)

Starting lineups

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Eric Davis Reds OF 1 Rickey Henderson Yankees OF
2 Ryne Sandberg Cubs 2B 2 Don Mattingly Yankees 1B
3 Andre Dawson Cubs OF 3 Wade Boggs Red Sox 3B
4 Mike Schmidt Phillies 3B 4 George Bell Blue Jays OF
5 Jack Clark Cardinals 1B 5 Dave Winfield Yankees OF
6 Darryl Strawberry Mets OF 6 Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles SS
7 Gary Carter Mets C 7 Terry Kennedy Orioles C
8 Ozzie Smith Cardinals SS 8 Willie Randolph Yankees 2B
9 Mike Scott Astros P 9 Bret Saberhagen Royals P

Game summary

While the last 3 All-Star games had good pitching, the 1987 Midsummer Classic had great pitching. Never before was an All-Star game scoreless after five innings, however, the 1987 game did not see a run until the 13th inning.

After 12 scoreless innings, National League catcher Ozzie Virgil began the 13th with a single off American League pitcher Jay Howell. Howell would get pitcher Lee Smith to strike out trying to bunt, however, shortstop Hubie Brooks followed with a single, moving Virgil up to 2nd base. Outfielder Willie McGee lined out for the second out of the inning, bringing up outfielder Tim Raines. Raines delivered in the clutch, with a two-run triple, giving the National League a 2-0 lead. Second baseman Juan Samuel lined out, ending the inning. In the bottom of the 13th, Sid Fernandez walked leadoff man Kevin Seitzer, but retired the next three batters in order to give the National League the victory. Due to the length of the game, Lee Smith, a Cubs pitcher at the time, needed to bat. He did not bring his Cubs helmet so he used a Montreal Expos helmet likely from either Tim Wallach or Hubie Brooks.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 2
American League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
WP: Lee Smith (1-0)   LP: Jay Howell (0-1)   Sv: Sid Fernandez (1)
Home runs:
NL: no
AL: no
Attendance: 49,671, Time of Game: 3:39


  1. Player declined or was unable to play.

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