1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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American League 001100000262
National League 000100000150
DateJuly 12, 1988
Venue Riverfront Stadium
City Cincinnati, Ohio
Managers
MVP Terry Steinbach (OAK)
Attendance55,837
Ceremonial first pitch Vice President George H.W. Bush
Television ABC
TV announcers Al Michaels, Jim Palmer and Tim McCarver
Radio CBS
Radio announcers Brent Musburger, Jerry Coleman and Johnny Bench

The 1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 59th playing of the "Midsummer Classic" between Major League Baseball's American League (AL) and National League All-Star teams. The All-Star Game was held on July 12, 1988, at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, the home of the NL's Cincinnati Reds.

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The game resulted in the AL defeating the NL 2-1. Terry Steinbach, a catcher for the AL's Oakland Athletics, won the All-Star game's most valuable player award. Steinbach was credited with both of the AL's two runs in the game. Frank Viola of the Minnesota Twins was the winning pitcher.

All-Star rosters

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

All-Star Game

Coaching staff

DescriptionALNL
Managers Tom Kelly Whitey Herzog
Coaches Tom Trebelhorn Roger Craig
Coaches Bobby Valentine Buck Rodgers
Honorary Captains Bobby Doerr Willie Stargell

Umpires

Home Plate Frank Pulli (NL)
First Base Larry Barnett (AL)
Second Base Terry Tata (NL)
Third Base Dale Ford (AL)
Left field Randy Marsh (NL)
Right field Dan Morrison (AL)

Starting lineups

American LeagueNational League
OrderPlayerTeamPositionOrderPlayerTeamPosition
1 Rickey Henderson Yankees CF 1 Vince Coleman Cardinals LF
2 Paul Molitor Brewers 2B 2 Ryne Sandberg Cubs 2B
3 Wade Boggs Red Sox 3B 3 Andre Dawson Cubs CF
4 José Canseco Athletics LF 4 Darryl Strawberry Mets RF
5 Dave Winfield Yankees RF 5 Bobby Bonilla Pirates 3B
6 Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles SS 6 Will Clark Giants 1B
7 Mark McGwire Athletics 1B 7 Gary Carter Mets C
8 Terry Steinbach Athletics C 8 Ozzie Smith Cardinals SS
9 Frank Viola Twins P 9 Dwight Gooden Mets P

Game summary

Tuesday, July 12, 1988 8:35 pm (ET) at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio
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WP: Frank Viola (1-0)   LP: Dwight Gooden (0-1)   Sv: Dennis Eckersley (1)
Home runs:
AL: Terry Steinbach (1)
NL: None

Footnotes and references

  1. 1 2 3 Player declined or was unable to play.

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