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1981 Baseball All-Star Game

Below are the results of the 1981 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.

 

1981 ALL-STAR GAME 1981 ALL-STAR GAME
1980/1982
NL 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 - 5  9 1
AL 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 4 11 1
August 9, 1981 at Cleveland Stadium
Time of Game: 2:59 Attendance: 72,086
Broadcasters: (NBC) Joe Garagiola,
Tony Kubek,
Marv Albert (pregame)
WP:  Vida Blue
LP: Rollie Fingers
S: Bruce Sutter
HR Ken Singleton, Gary Carter (2),
Dave Parker, Mike Schmidt
MVP: Gary Carter
BATTING
National League       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 1b                3   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
  Hooton p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ruthven p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Guerrero ph          1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Blue p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Madlock 3b           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Concepcion ss          3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Smith ss             0   0   0   0       2   0       1   0
Parker rf              3   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
  Easler rf            1   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Schmidt 3b             4   1   2   2       0   1       0   2
  Ryan p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garner 2b            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Foster lf              2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Baker lf             2   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Raines pr,lf         0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Dawson cf              4   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
Carter c               3   2   2   2       0   0       5   1
  Benedict c           1   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Lopes 2b               0   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Trillo 2b            2   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Buckner ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sutter p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Valenzuela p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Youngblood ph        1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Seaver p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Knepper p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Kennedy ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garvey 1b            2   0   1   0       0   0       3   1
Totals                35   5   9   5       4   6      27  10
FIELDING - 
E: Schmidt (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Schmidt (1,off Norris); Garvey (1,off Stieb).
HR: Carter 2 (2,5th inning off Forsch 0 on, 0 out,7th inning off Davis 0 on,
0 out); Parker (1,6th inning off Norris 0 on, 1 out); Schmidt (1,8th inning
off Fingers 1 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Dawson (1,2nd base off Morris/Fisk); Smith (1,2nd base off Fingers/Diaz).
American League       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Carew 1b               3   0   1   0       0   1      12   0
  Murray ph,1b         2   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Randolph 2b            3   0   1   0       0   1       0   5
  Simmons ph           1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  White pr,2b          1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Brett 3b               3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Norris p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Oliver ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Davis p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fingers p            0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Stieb p              1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Winfield cf            4   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
Singleton lf           3   2   2   1       0   0       0   0
  Burleson ss          1   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Jackson rf             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Evans ph,rf          2   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Fisk c                 3   1   1   0       0   1       4   0
  Diaz c               1   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Dent ss                2   0   2   0       0   0       0   2
  Lynn ph              1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Armas lf             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Morris p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Paciorek ph          1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Barker p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thomas ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bell 3b              1   0   0   1       0   0       1   2
Totals                37   4  11   4       2   8      27  16
FIELDING - 
E: Fingers (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Dent (1,off Knepper).
HR: Singleton (1,2nd inning off Seaver 0 on, 0 out).
SF: Bell (1,off Hooton).
Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Carew (1,2nd base by Valenzuela/Carter).
PITCHING
National League       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Valenzuela             1     2   0   0   0   0   0
Seaver                 1     3   1   1   0   1   1
Knepper                2     1   0   0   2   3   0
Hooton                 1.2   5   3   3   0   1   0
Ruthven                0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Blue W(1-0)            1     0   0   0   0   1   0
Ryan                   1     0   0   0   0   1   0
Sutter SV(1)           1     0   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 9    11   4   4   2   8   1
American League       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Morris                 2     2   0   0   1   2   0
Barker                 2     0   0   0   0   1   0
Forsch                 1     1   1   1   0   0   1
Norris                 1     2   1   1   0   1   1
Davis                  1     1   1   1   0   1   1
Fingers L(0-1)         0.1   2   2   2   2   0   1
Stieb                  1.2   1   0   0   1   1   0
Totals                 9     9   5   5   4   6   4
WP: Blue (1).
Umpires: Bill Haller (AL), Ed Vargo (NL), Lou DiMuro (AL),
Bob Engel (NL), Jim Quick (NL), Greg Kosc (AL)
Starting Lineups:

   National League               American League          
1. Rose                1b        Carew               1b
2. Concepcion          ss        Randolph            2b
3. Parker              rf        Brett               3b
4. Schmidt             3b        Winfield            cf
5. Foster              lf        Singleton           lf
6. Dawson              cf        Jackson             rf
7. Carter              c         Fisk                c
8. Lopes               2b        Dent                ss
9. Valenzuela          p         Morris              p

NATIONAL LEAGUE 1ST: Rose singled to left; Concepcion struck
out; Parker grounded out (first unassisted) [Rose to second];
Schmidt struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  National League 0,
American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 1ST: Carew singled to second; Carew was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Randolph singled to left;
Brett grounded out (pitcher to first) [Randolph to second];
Winfield grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
National League 0, American League 0.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 2ND: Foster grounded out (third to first);
Dawson singled to first; Dawson stole second; Carter popped to
first; Lopes walked; YOUNGBLOOD BATTED FOR VALENZUELA;
Youngblood popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  National League 0, American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 2ND: SEAVER REPLACED YOUNGBLOOD (PITCHING);
Singleton homered; Jackson grounded out (pitcher to first); Fisk
was called out on strikes; Dent singled to right; PACIOREK
BATTED FOR MORRIS; Paciorek singled [Dent to third]; Carew
grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  National
League 0, American League 1.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 3RD: BARKER REPLACED PACIOREK (PITCHING); Rose
grounded out (second to first); Concepcion grounded out (second
to first); Parker struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  National
League 0, American League 1.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 3RD: TRILLO REPLACED LOPES (PLAYING 2B); KNEPPER
REPLACED SEAVER (PITCHING); Randolph was called out on strikes;
Brett was called out on strikes; Winfield walked; Singleton
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  National
League 0, American League 1.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 4TH: Schmidt grounded out (shortstop to first);
Foster grounded out (second to first); Dawson grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  National League 0,
American League 1.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 4TH: BAKER REPLACED FOSTER (PLAYING LF); EVANS
BATTED FOR JACKSON; Evans walked; Fisk flied to right; Dent
doubled [Evans to third]; THOMAS BATTED FOR BARKER; Thomas
popped to second; Carew struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
National League 0, American League 1.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 5TH: EVANS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); FORSCH
REPLACED THOMAS (PITCHING); Carter homered; Trillo flied to
right; KENNEDY BATTED FOR KNEPPER; Kennedy grounded out (second
to first); Rose grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  National League 1, American League 1.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 5TH: GARVEY REPLACED KENNEDY (PLAYING 1B);
HOOTON REPLACED ROSE (PITCHING); Randolph grounded out (third to
first); Brett struck out; Winfield flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  National League 1, American League 1.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 6TH: NORRIS REPLACED BRETT (PITCHING); BELL
REPLACED FORSCH (PLAYING 3B); Concepcion grounded out (third to
first); Parker homered; Schmidt doubled; Baker reached on a
fielder's choice [Schmidt out at third (third)]; Dawson struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  National League 2, American League 1.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 6TH: SMITH REPLACED CONCEPCION (PLAYING SS);
EASLER REPLACED PARKER (PLAYING RF); Singleton singled to
center; Evans singled to right [Singleton to second]; Fisk
singled to right [Singleton to third, Evans to second]; LYNN
BATTED FOR DENT; Lynn singled to right [Singleton scored, Evans
to third, Fisk to second]; Bell hit a sacrifice fly to left
[Evans scored]; MURRAY BATTED FOR CAREW; Murray forced Lynn
(first to shortstop) [Fisk to third, Murray to first]; SIMMONS
BATTED FOR RANDOLPH; Simmons singled to right [Fisk scored,
Murray to second]; RUTHVEN REPLACED HOOTON (PITCHING); WHITE RAN
FOR SIMMONS; OLIVER BATTED FOR NORRIS; Oliver flied to left;
Lynn may have been removed due to injury--there was a dispute
between him and Manager Frey on this issue; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  National League 2, American League 4.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 7TH: MURRAY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); WHITE
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); BURLESON REPLACED SINGLETON
(PLAYING SS); DIAZ REPLACED FISK (PLAYING C ); ARMAS REPLACED
LYNN (PLAYING LF); DAVIS REPLACED OLIVER (PITCHING); Carter
homered; fifth player to hit two homers in one AS game;
Trillo flied to right; Garvey popped to shortstop; GUERRERO
BATTED FOR RUTHVEN; Guerrero struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
National League 3, American League 4.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 7TH: BLUE REPLACED GUERRERO (PITCHING); BENEDICT
REPLACED CARTER (PLAYING C ); Winfield flied to center; Burleson
reached on an error by Schmidt [Burleson to first]; Blue threw a
wild pitch [Burleson to third]; Evans flied to center; Diaz
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  National League 3, American
League 4.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 8TH: FINGERS REPLACED DAVIS (PITCHING); Smith
walked; Smith stole second [Smith out at third (center to third
to shortstop to pitcher)]; Easler walked; Schmidt homered
[Easler scored]; Baker singled to left; RAINES RAN FOR BAKER;
Raines was picked off first but was safe on an error by Fingers
[Raines to second]; Fingers threw one pitch to Dawson before
being replaced; STIEB REPLACED FINGERS (PITCHING); Dawson
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Raines to third]; Benedict
struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  National League 5, American
League 4.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 8TH: RYAN REPLACED SCHMIDT (PITCHING); MADLOCK
REPLACED BLUE (PLAYING 3B); RAINES STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF);
Armas struck out; Bell flied to center; Murray grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  National League 5,
American League 4.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 9TH: BUCKNER BATTED FOR TRILLO; Buckner grounded
out (first to pitcher); Garvey doubled; Madlock grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Garvey to third]; Smith walked; Easler
forced Smith (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
National League 5, American League 4.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 9TH: GARNER REPLACED RYAN (PLAYING 2B); SUTTER
REPLACED BUCKNER (PITCHING); White grounded out (third to
first); Stieb struck out; Frey used up all his position
players, but blamed this on Lynn leaving the game; Winfield
flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  National League 5,
American League 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 National League   5   9   1    7
 American League   4  11   1    9


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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