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1956 Baseball All-Star Game

Below are the results of the 1956 All-Star game with a boxscore and play-by-play courtesy of Retrosheet. You can also view figures for any other All-Star game by using the tool on the right and well as a history of the midsummer classic.

 

1956 ALL-STAR GAME 1956 ALL-STAR GAME
1955/1957
NL 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 - 7 11 0
AL 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 3 11 0
July 10, 1956 at Griffith Stadium
Time of Game: 2:45 Attendance: 28,843
Broadcasters: (NBC) Mel Allen,
Al Helfer
WP:  Friend
LP: Pierce
S: Antonelli
HR Mays, Musial, Williams, Mantle
BATTING
National League       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Temple 2b              4   1   2   1       1   2       2   3
Robinson lf            2   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Snider ph,cf         3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Musial rf,lf           4   1   1   1       0   1       2   0
  Aaron lf             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Boyer 3b               5   1   3   1       0   0       3   1
Bell cf                1   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Mays ph,cf,rf        3   2   1   2       1   2       2   0
Long 1b                2   0   0   0       0   2       6   0
  Kluszewski ph,1b     2   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Bailey c               3   0   0   0       1   0       3   1
  Campanella c         0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
McMillan ss            3   1   2   0       1   0       1   5
Friend p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Repulski ph          1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spahn p              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Antonelli p          1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                36   7  11   6       4  12      27  10
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: Kluszewski 2 (2,off Brewer 2).
HR: Mays (1,4th inning off Ford 1 on, 1 out); Musial (1,7th inning off Brewer
0 on, 1 out).
SH: Friend (1,off Pierce).
Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Temple (1,2nd base off Score/Lollar).
CS: Boyer (1,2nd base by Pierce/Berra).
American League       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kuenn ss               5   0   1   0       0   0       2   3
Fox 2b                 4   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Williams lf            4   1   1   2       0   1       2   0
Mantle cf              4   1   1   1       0   3       0   0
Berra c                2   0   2   0       0   0      10   1
  Lollar ph,c          2   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Kaline rf              3   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Piersall rf          1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Vernon 1b              2   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
  Power ph,1b          2   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Kell 3b                4   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Pierce p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Simpson ph           1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Ford p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wilson p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Martin ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brewer p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boone ph             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Score p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wynn p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sievers ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                37   3  11   3       0   5      27   7
BATTING - 
HR: Williams (1,6th inning off Spahn 1 on, 0 out); Mantle (1,6th inning off
Spahn 0 on, 0 out).
Team LOB: 7.
PITCHING
National League       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Friend W(1-0)          3     3   0   0   0   3   0
Spahn                  2     4   3   3   0   1   2
Antonelli SV(1)        4     4   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 9    11   3   3   0   5   2
American League       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Pierce L(0-1)          3     2   1   1   1   5   0
Ford                   1     3   2   2   1   2   1
Wilson                 1     2   1   1   0   1   0
Brewer                 2     4   3   3   1   2   1
Score                  1     0   0   0   1   1   0
Wynn                   1     0   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 9    11   7   7   4  12   2
WP: Brewer 2 (2).
Umpires: Charlie Berry (AL), Babe Pinelli (NL), Eddie Hurley (AL), 
Artie Gore (NL), Red Flaherty (AL), Bill Jackowski (NL)
Time of Game: 2:45   Attendance: 28843
Starting Lineups:

   National League               American League          
1. Temple              2b        Kuenn               ss
2. Robinson            lf        Fox                 2b
3. Musial              rf        Williams            lf
4. Boyer               3b        Mantle              cf
5. Bell                cf        Berra               c
6. Long                1b        Kaline              rf
7. Bailey              c         Vernon              1b
8. McMillan            ss        Kell                3b
9. Friend              p         Pierce              p

NATIONAL LEAGUE 1ST: Temple struck out; Robinson struck out;
Musial grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
National League 0, American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 1ST: Kuenn lined to third; Fox grounded out
(second to first); Williams struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
National League 0, American League 0.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 2ND: Boyer singled to center; Bell struck out;
Long was called out on strikes; Boyer was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  National League
0, American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 2ND: Mantle was called out on strikes; Berra
singled to left; Kaline flied to center; Vernon flied to center;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  National League 0, American League 0.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 3RD: Bailey popped to first in foul territory;
McMillan walked; Friend out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [McMillan to second]; Temple singled to center [McMillan
scored]; Robinson struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  National
League 1, American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 3RD: Kell flied to left; SIMPSON BATTED FOR
PIERCE; Simpson struck out (catcher to first); Kuenn singled to
left; Fox singled to left [Kuenn to second]; Williams grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  National League
1, American League 0.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 4TH: FORD REPLACED SIMPSON (PITCHING); Musial
was called out on strikes; Boyer singled to left; MAYS BATTED
FOR BELL; Mays homered [Boyer scored]; Long struck out; Bailey
walked; McMillan singled to left [Bailey to second]; REPULSKI
BATTED FOR FRIEND; Repulski popped to catcher in foul territory;
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  National League 3, American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 4TH: MAYS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); SPAHN
REPLACED REPULSKI (PITCHING); Mantle struck out; Berra singled
to second; Kaline flied to center; Vernon forced Berra (second
to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  National League 3,
American League 0.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 5TH: WILSON REPLACED FORD (PITCHING); Temple
singled to third; SNIDER BATTED FOR ROBINSON; Snider flied to
left; Musial grounded out (pitcher to first) [Temple to second];
Boyer singled to center [Temple scored]; Mays was called out on
strikes; Umpires moved: Pinelli (hp), Hurley (1b) Gore (2b),
Berry (3b), Jackowski (lf), Flaherty (rf); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  National League 4, American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 5TH: SNIDER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); MAYS
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); MUSIAL CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING LF); Kell grounded out (shortstop to first); MARTIN
BATTED FOR WILSON; Martin grounded out (shortstop to first);
Kuenn grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
National League 4, American League 0.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 6TH: BREWER REPLACED MARTIN (PITCHING);
KLUSZEWSKI BATTED FOR LONG; Kluszewski doubled to left; Bailey
flied to left; McMillan singled to right [Kluszewski to third];
Brewer threw a wild pitch [Kluszewski scored, McMillan to
second]; Spahn grounded out (third to first); Temple struck out
(catcher unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  National League 5,
American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 6TH: KLUSZEWSKI STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Fox
singled; Williams homered [Fox scored]; Mantle homered;
ANTONELLI REPLACED SPAHN (PITCHING); LOLLAR BATTED FOR BERRA;
Lollar singled to center; Kaline singled to left [Lollar to
second]; POWER BATTED FOR VERNON; Power flied to left; Kell
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Kaline out at second]; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  National League
5, American League 3.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 7TH: POWER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); LOLLAR
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Snider struck out; Musial homered;
Boyer grounded out (shortstop to first); Mays walked; Kluszewski
doubled to right [Mays scored]; Brewer threw a wild pitch
[Kluszewski to third]; Bailey grounded out (shortstop to first);
2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  National League 7, American League 3.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 7TH: CAMPANELLA REPLACED BAILEY (PLAYING C );
BOONE BATTED FOR BREWER; Boone lined to third; Kuenn flied to
right; Fox popped to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  National
League 7, American League 3.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 8TH: SCORE REPLACED BOONE (PITCHING); PIERSALL
REPLACED KALINE (PLAYING RF); McMillan popped to first in foul
territory; Antonelli struck out; Temple walked; Temple stole
second; Snider popped to catcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
National League 7, American League 3.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 8TH: Williams flied to left; Musial hurt
making play; AARON REPLACED MUSIAL (PLAYING LF); Mantle
struck out; Lollar flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
National League 7, American League 3.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 9TH: WYNN REPLACED SCORE (PITCHING); Aaron flied
to right; Boyer popped to shortstop; Mays struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  National League 7, American League 3.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 9TH: Piersall grounded out (shortstop to first);
Power singled to second; Kell singled to right [Power to
second]; SIEVERS BATTED FOR WYNN; Sievers popped to third; Kuenn
forced Kell (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
National League 7, American League 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 National League   7  11   0    7
 American League   3  11   0    7


Baseball All-Star Game sources/bibliography:
The Midsummer Classic: The Complete History of Baseball's All-Star Game by David Vincent, Lyle Spatz, David W. Smith
Baseball's All Star Game: A Game by Game Guide by Jeff Lenburg
Major League Baseball: Awesome All-Star Action (DVD) by Major League Baseball
The All-Star Game: A Pictorial History, 1933 to Present by Donald Honig (1987, TSN)
Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.


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