History: 1981 All-Star Game
Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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

All-Star Moment: Mike Schmidt's homer puts NL on top for good.

MVP Gary Carter (MON)
Derby Winner N/A
Top Vote Getter George Brett - 1,144,272
Stadium Cleveland Municipal Stadium
AL Starter Jack Morris
AL Manager Jim Frey
NL Starter Fernando Valenzuela
NL Manager Dallas Green
The largest crowd in All-Star Game history -- 72,086 -- took in the 1981 contest at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, the fourth and final Midsummer Classic to be played there. The National League scored all five of its runs on homers in the 5-4 victory, with Mike Schmidt, Dave Parker and Gary Carter each going deep. Fernando Valenzuela became just the second rookie hurler to start an All-Star Game with a scoreless first inning.

National League

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rose, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
Hooton, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ruthven, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
c-Guerrero, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Blue, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Madlock, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Concepcion, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Smith, SS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000
Parker, RF 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .333
Easler, RF 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .000
Schmidt, 3B 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 .500
Ryan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Garner, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Foster, LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Baker, LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500
1-Raines, PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Dawson, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .250
Carter, C 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 .667
Benedict, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Lopes, 2B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Trillo, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
d-Buckner, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Sutter, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Valenzuela, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Youngblood, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Seaver, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Knepper, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b-Kennedy, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Garvey, 1B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500
Total 35 5 9 5 4 6 13  
  • a-Popped out for Valenzuela in the 2nd. b-Grounded out for Knepper in the 5th. c-Struck out for Ruthven in the 7th. d-Grounded out for Trillo in the 9th.
    1-Ran for Baker in the 8th.
  • BATTING
    2B: Schmidt (1, Norris), Garvey (1, 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).
    TB: Dawson; Carter 8; Rose; Baker; Schmidt 6; Parker 4; Garvey 2.
    RBI: Carter 2 (2), Parker (1), Schmidt 2 (2).
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schmidt; Youngblood; Benedict; Easler.
    Team RISP: 0-for-8.
    Team LOB: 7.

    BASERUNNING
    SB: Dawson (1, 2nd base off Morris/Fisk), Smith (1, 2nd base off Fingers/Diaz).

    FIELDING
    E: Schmidt (1, throw).

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Valenzuela, P
1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Seaver, P
1.0 3 1 1 0 1 1 9.00
Knepper, P
2.0 1 0 0 2 3 0 0.00
Hooton, P
1.2 5 3 3 0 1 0 16.20
Ruthven, P
0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Blue, P
(W, 1-0)
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Ryan, P
(H, 1)
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Sutter, P
(S, 1)
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Total 9.0 11 4 4 2 8 1  

American League

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Carew, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .333
e-Murray, PH-1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Randolph, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .333
f-Simmons, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
1-White, PR-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Brett, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
Norris, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
g-Oliver, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Davis, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Fingers, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Stieb, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Winfield, CF 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
Singleton, LF 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 .667
Burleson, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jackson, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b-Evans, PH-RF 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 .500
Fisk, C 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .333
Diaz, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Dent, SS 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.000
d-Lynn, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
Armas, LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Morris, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Paciorek, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
Barker, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
c-Thomas, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Forsch, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Bell, 3B 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000
Total 37 4 11 4 2 8 16  
  • a-Singled for Morris in the 2nd. b-Walked for Jackson in the 4th. c-Popped out for Barker in the 4th. d-Singled for Dent in the 6th. e-Grounded into a forceout for Carew in the 6th. f-Singled for Randolph in the 6th. g-Flied out for Norris in the 6th.
    1-Ran for Simmons in the 6th.
  • BATTING
    2B: Dent (1, Knepper).
    HR: Singleton (1, 2nd inning off Seaver, 0 on, 0 out).
    TB: Carew; Dent 3; Simmons; Paciorek; Singleton 5; Evans; Randolph; Fisk; Lynn.
    RBI: Singleton (1), Lynn (1), Bell (1), Simmons (1).
    2-out RBI: Simmons.
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Winfield; Carew 3; Oliver; Diaz.
    SF: Bell.
    Team RISP: 3-for-11.
    Team LOB: 9.

    BASERUNNING
    CS: Carew (1, 2nd base by Valenzuela/Carter).

    FIELDING
    E: Fingers (1, pickoff).
    Outfield assists: Winfield (Smith at 3rd base).

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Morris, P
2.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Barker, P
2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Forsch, P
1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 9.00
Norris, P
1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 9.00
Davis, P
(H, 1)
1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 9.00
Fingers, P
(BS, 1)(L, 0-1)
0.1 2 2 2 2 0 1 54.00
Stieb, P
1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Total 9.0 9 5 5 4 6 4  
Game Scores: Valenzuela 49, Morris 53.
WP: Blue.
Groundouts-flyouts: Valenzuela 2-0, Seaver 2-0, Knepper 1-1, Hooton 2-2, Ruthven 0-1, Blue 1-2, Ryan 1-1, Sutter 1-1, Morris 2-0, Barker 5-0, Forsch 2-1, Norris 2-0, Davis 0-1, Fingers 0-0, Stieb 4-0.
Batters faced: Valenzuela 4, Seaver 6, Knepper 9, Hooton 10, Ruthven 1, Blue 4, Ryan 3, Sutter 3, Morris 9, Barker 6, Forsch 4, Norris 5, Davis 4, Fingers 4, Stieb 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Ruthven 2-0, Stieb 1-0.
Umpires: HP: HP Umpire. 1B: 1B Umpire. 2B: 2B Umpire. 3B: 3B Umpire.
Weather: 80 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 2:59.
Att: 72,086.
Venue: Cleveland Stadium.
August 9, 1981
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