1995 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1995 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 3 0
American League 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
Date July 11, 1995
Venue The Ballpark in Arlington
City Arlington, Texas
MVP Jeff Conine (FLA)
Attendance 50,920
First pitch Nolan Ryan
Television ABC
TV announcers Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer
Radio CBS
Radio announcers John Rooney, Jerry Coleman and Jeff Torborg

The 1995 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 66th 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 11, 1995 at The Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Texas Rangers of the American League. It was the first All-Star Game held in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but not the first hosted by the franchise (as the Washington Senators, the team hosted the game in 1962 and 1969). The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 3-2.

Because of the MLBPA Strike, and the lack of official champions, the leagues chose to designate the managers of the unofficial league champions (teams with the best record at the time of abandonment of the season) as managers for this All-Star Game.

There were two color guards participating in the pregame ceremonies. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Color Guard from Ottawa, Ontario, carried the Canadian flag, while the 1995-96 Del Rio (TX) High School ROTC Color Guard carried the American flag. Country singer Michelle Wright later sang "O Canada", while fellow country singer (and native Texan) Lyle Lovett sang "The Star-Spangled Banner". Nolan Ryan threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

After the game, National League President Len Coleman presented Jeff Conine with the All-Star Game MVP Award in lieu of the Commissioner of Baseball, marking the second year in a row that Coleman presided over the MVP Award presentation.


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

National League

Elected starters
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CMike PiazzaDodgers3
1BFred McGriffBraves3
2BCraig BiggioAstros4
3BMatt Williams[1]Giants3
SSOzzie Smith[1]Cardinals14
OFBarry BondsGiants5
OFLenny DykstraPhillies3
OFTony GwynnPadres11
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PTyler GreenPhillies1
PRandy MyersCubs3
PDenny NeaglePirates1
PHideo NomoDodgers1
PCarlos PérezExpos1
PGreg MadduxBraves4
PHeathcliff SlocumbPhillies1
PJohn SmileyReds2
PTom HenkeCardinals2
PTodd WorrellDodgers2
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CDarren DaultonPhillies3
1BMark GraceCubs2
2BMickey MorandiniPhillies1
3BBobby BonillaMets6
3BVinny CastillaRockies1
SSBarry LarkinReds7
SSJosé OffermanDodgers1
OFJeff ConineMarlins2
OFRon GantReds2
OFRaúl MondesíDodgers1
OFSammy SosaCubs1
OFReggie SandersReds1
OFDante BichetteRockies2

American League

Elected starters
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CIván RodríguezRangers4
1BFrank ThomasWhite Sox3
2BCarlos BaergaIndians3
3BWade BoggsYankees11
SSCal Ripken, Jr.Orioles13
OFAlbert BelleIndians3
OFKen Griffey Jr.[1]Mariners6
OFKirby PuckettTwins10
DHEdgar MartínezMariners2
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PErik HansonRed Sox1
PDennis MartínezIndians4
PJosé MesaIndians1
PChuck FinleyAngels3
PRandy JohnsonMariners4
PSteve OntiverosAthletics1
PKenny RogersRangers1
PKevin AppierRoyals1
PLee SmithAngels7
PDavid WellsTigers1
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CMike StanleyYankees1
1BTino MartinezMariners1
1BMark McGwireAthletics7
1BMo VaughnRed Sox1
2BRoberto AlomarBlue Jays5
3BKevin SeitzerBrewers2
SSGary DiSarcinaAngels1
OFJim EdmondsAngels1
OFKenny LoftonIndians2
OFPaul O'NeillYankees3
OFManny RamirezIndians1



Home Plate Durwood Merrill
First Base Charlie Williams
Second Base Al Clark
Third Base Mike Winters
Left Field Ted Hendry
Right Field Ed Rapuano

Starting lineups

National LeagueAmerican League
1Lenny DykstraPhilliesCF1Kenny LoftonIndiansCF
2Tony GwynnPadresRF2Carlos BaergaIndians2B
3Barry BondsGiantsLF3Edgar MartínezMarinersDH
4Mike PiazzaDodgersC4Frank ThomasWhite Sox1B
5Fred McGriffBraves1B5Albert BelleIndiansLF
6Ron GantRedsDH6Cal Ripken, Jr.OriolesSS
7Barry LarkinRedsSS7Wade BoggsYankees3B
8Vinny CastillaRockies3B8Kirby PuckettTwinsRF
9Craig BiggioAstros2B9Iván RodríguezRangersC
Hideo NomoDodgersP Randy JohnsonMarinersP

Game summary

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 3 0
American League 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
WP: Heathcliff Slocumb (1-0)   LP: Steve Ontiveros (0-1)
Home runs:
NL: Craig Biggio (1), Mike Piazza (1), Jeff Conine (1)
AL: Frank Thomas (1)

Footnotes and references

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

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