History: 1956 All-Star Game
Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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

All-Star Moment: Willie Mays hits two-run homer for NL.

MVP N/A
Derby Winner N/A
Top Vote Getter N/A
Stadium Griffith Stadium
AL Starter Billy Pierce
AL Manager Casey Stengel
NL Starter Bob Friend
NL Manager Walter Alston
There was no shortage of star power on display in the 1956 Midsummer Classic at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. The game featured home runs by four all-time legends -- Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams. Musial's two-run shot in the seventh put the NL ahead, 7-3, the final score.

National League

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Temple, 2B 4 1 2 1 1 2 1 .500
Robinson, LF 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
c-Snider, PH-CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Musial, RF-LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .250
Aaron, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Boyer, 3B 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 .600
Bell, CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
a-Mays, PH-CF-RF 3 2 1 2 1 2 1 .333
Long, 1B 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
d-Kluszewski, PH-1B 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 1.000
Bailey, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000
Campanella, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
McMillan, SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .667
Friend, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b-Repulski, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Spahn, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Antonelli, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Total 36 7 11 6 4 12 13  
  • a-Homered for Bell in the 4th. b-Popped out for Friend in the 4th. c-Flied out for Robinson in the 5th. d-Doubled for Long in the 6th.
  • BATTING
    2B: Kluszewski 2 (2, Brewer, Brewer).
    HR: Mays (1, 4th inning off Ford, 1 on, 1 out), Musial (1, 7th inning off Brewer, 0 on, 1 out).
    TB: Boyer 3; Musial 4; Temple 2; Kluszewski 4; McMillan 2; Mays 4.
    RBI: Temple (1), Mays 2 (2), Boyer (1), Musial (1), Kluszewski (1).
    2-out RBI: Temple; Boyer; Kluszewski.
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Repulski; Temple; Bailey; Snider.
    SAC: Friend.
    Team RISP: 3-for-9.
    Team LOB: 7.

    BASERUNNING
    SB: Temple (1, 2nd base off Score/Lollar).
    CS: Boyer (1, 2nd base by Pierce/Berra).

    FIELDING
    DP: (McMillan-Temple-Kluszewski).

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Friend, P
(W, 1-0)
3.0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Spahn, P
2.0 4 3 3 0 1 2 13.50
Antonelli, P
(S, 1)
4.0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Total 9.0 11 3 3 0 5 2  

American League

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kuenn, SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .200
Fox, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .500
Williams, LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .250
Mantle, CF 4 1 1 1 0 3 0 .250
Berra, C 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.000
c-Lollar, PH-C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500
Kaline, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333
Piersall, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Vernon, 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
d-Power, PH-1B 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .500
Kell, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250
Pierce, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Simpson, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Ford, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Wilson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b-Martin, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Brewer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
e-Boone, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Score, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Wynn, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
f-Sievers, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Total 37 3 11 3 0 5 14  
  • a-Struck out for Pierce in the 3rd. b-Grounded out for Wilson in the 5th. c-Singled for Berra in the 6th. d-Flied out for Vernon in the 6th. e-Lined out for Brewer in the 7th. f-Popped out for Wynn in the 9th.
  • BATTING
    HR: Williams (1, 6th inning off Spahn, 1 on, 0 out), Mantle (1, 6th inning off Spahn, 0 on, 0 out).
    TB: Power; Lollar; Fox 2; Mantle 4; Kuenn; Kaline; Kell; Williams 4; Berra 2.
    RBI: Williams 2 (2), Mantle (1).
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Williams; Kuenn.
    GIDP: Kell.
    Team RISP: 0-for-5.
    Team LOB: 7.

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pierce, P
(L, 0-1)
3.0 2 1 1 1 5 0 3.00
Ford, P
1.0 3 2 2 1 2 1 18.00
Wilson, P
1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 9.00
Brewer, P
2.0 4 3 3 1 2 1 13.50
Score, P
1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Wynn, P
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Total 9.0 11 7 7 4 12 2  
Spahn pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

Game Scores: Friend 56, Pierce 55.
WP: Brewer 2.
Groundouts-flyouts: Friend 2-3, Spahn 4-1, Antonelli 3-4, Pierce 2-0, Ford 0-0, Wilson 1-1, Brewer 3-1, Score 0-0, Wynn 0-1.
Batters faced: Friend 12, Spahn 10, Antonelli 15, Pierce 11, Ford 7, Wilson 5, Brewer 11, Score 4, Wynn 3.
Umpires: HP: HP Umpire. 1B: 1B Umpire. 2B: 2B Umpire. 3B: 3B Umpire.
Weather: 85 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:45.
Att: 28,843.
Venue: Griffith Stadium.
July 10, 1956
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