1977 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1977 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 9 1
American League 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 5 8 0
Date July 19, 1977
Venue Yankee Stadium
City Bronx, New York
MVP Don Sutton (LA)
Attendance 56,683
First pitch Rachel Robinson
Television NBC
TV announcers Joe Garagiola and Tony Kubek
Radio CBS
Radio announcers Vin Scully and Brent Musburger

The 1977 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 48th 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 19, 1977, at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York, New York the home of the New York Yankees of the American League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 75.

The host Yankees won the World Series; the third time in history that a team hosting the All-Star Game would win the World Series in the same year. As of 2008, the 1977 Yankees were the last team to accomplish this. The previous teams to accomplish this were the 1939 New York Yankees and the 1959 Los Angeles Dodgers.

This was Yankee Stadium's third time as host of the All-Star Game, and it would be its last until 2008; the last year of the park's use by the Yankees.


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

National League

PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PDon SuttonDodgers4
CJohnny BenchReds10
1BSteve GarveyDodgers4
2BJoe MorganReds8
3BRon CeyDodgers4
SSDave ConcepciónReds4
OFGeorge FosterReds2
OFGreg LuzinskiPhillies3
OFDave ParkerPirates1
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PJoaquín AndújarAstros1
PJohn CandelariaPirates1
PSteve CarltonPhillies6
PGoose GossagePirates3
PGary LavelleGiants1
PRick ReuschelCubs1
PTom SeaverReds10
PBruce SutterCubs1
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CTed SimmonsCardinals4
CJohn StearnsMets1
1BWillie MontañezBraves1
2BManny TrilloCubs1
3BPete RoseReds11
3BMike SchmidtPhillies3
SSGarry TempletonCardinals1
OFKen Griffey, Sr.Reds2
OFJerry MoralesCubs1
OFReggie SmithDodgers5
OFEllis ValentineExpos1
OFDave WinfieldPadres1

American League

PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PJim PalmerOrioles5
CCarlton FiskRed Sox5
1BRod CarewTwins11
2BWillie RandolphYankees2
3BGeorge BrettRoyals2
SSRick BurlesonRed Sox1
OFReggie JacksonYankees7
OFCarl YastrzemskiRed Sox14
OFRichie ZiskWhite Sox1
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PVida BlueAthletics3
PBill CampbellRed Sox1
PDennis EckersleyIndians1
PMark FidrychTigers2
PJim KernIndians1
PDave LaRocheAngels2
PSparky LyleYankees3
PNolan RyanAngels4
PJim SlatonBrewers1
PFrank Tanana[1]Angels2
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CThurman MunsonYankees6
CButch WynegarTwins2
1BRon FairlyBlue Jays2
1BGeorge ScottRed Sox3
1BJason ThompsonTigers1
2BDon MoneyBrewers3
3BWayne GrossAthletics1
3BGraig NettlesYankees2
SSBert CampanerisRangers6
OFLarry HisleTwins1
OFRuppert JonesMariners1
OFFred LynnRed Sox3
OFJim RiceRed Sox1
OFKen SingletonOrioles1



Home plate Bill Kunkel
First base Doug Harvey
Second base Dave Phillips
Third base Dick Stello
Left field Frank Pulli
Right field Joe Brinkman

Starting lineups

National LeagueAmerican League
1Joe MorganReds2B1Rod CarewTwins1B
2Steve GarveyDodgers1B2Willie RandolphYankees2B
3Dave ParkerPiratesRF3George BrettRoyals3B
4George FosterRedsCF4Carl YastrzemskiRed SoxCF
5Greg LuzinskiPhilliesLF5Richie ZiskWhite SoxLF
6Ron CeyDodgers3B6Reggie JacksonYankeesRF
7Johnny BenchRedsC7Carlton FiskRed SoxC
8Dave ConcepciónRedsSS8Rick BurlesonRed SoxSS
9Don SuttonDodgersP9Jim PalmerOriolesP

Game summary

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 9 1
American League 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 5 8 0
WP: Don Sutton (1-0)   LP: Jim Palmer (0-1)
Home runs:
NL: Greg Luzinski 1 (1), Joe Morgan (1), Steve Garvey (1)
AL: George Scott (1)

The National League started with Joe Morgan blasting American League starter Jim Palmer's sixth pitch into Yankee Stadium's "short porch" in right field. Dave Parker followed with a single and scored on a double by George Foster. Greg Luzinski made it 4-0 with a two-run homer. Steve Garvey then sent Palmer to the showers in the third with a solo homer to make it 50 in favor of the NL.

Meanwhile, National League starter Don Sutton cruised along with three shutout innings and Gary Lavelle added two more in the fourth and fifth. The American League first scored off of Tom Seaver in the sixth as Rod Carew led off with a single and went to second when Seaver stopped a lightning-fast shot up the middle hit by Willie Randolph. Seaver recovered to retire Randolph and retired George Brett, but then walked Fred Lynn and surrendered a two-run double to Richie Zisk. Seaver allowed the AL another run in the seventh when Butch Wynegar led off with a single, took second when Graig Nettles reached on an error, and scored on a single by Randolph.

The National League got their final runs in the eighth when Dave Winfield hit a two-run single off Sparky Lyle. George Scott hit a two-run homer in the ninth for the AL off Rich Gossage for the final margin.

Footnotes and references

  1. Player declined or was unable to play.

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