History: 1988 All-Star Game
Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
AL 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2
NL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0

All-Star Moment: Terry Steinbach's homer one of two runs driven in by eventual MVP.

MVP Terry Steinbach (OAK)
Derby Winner N/A
Top Vote Getter Ozzie Smith - 2,106,575
Stadium Riverfront Stadium
AL Starter Frank Viola
AL Manager Tom Kelly
NL Starter Dwight Gooden
NL Manager Whitey Herzog
This season's low-scoring affair at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium was decided on the bat of Terry Steinbach. Making his first All-Star Game appearance, the A's catcher homered in his first at-bat, a solo drive off Dwight Gooden, and drove in the winning run as the American League hung on for a 2-1 win. The AL was backed by some strong pitching performances, including three perfect frames to open the contest by Frank Viola and Roger Clemens.

American League

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Henderson, CF 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .500
Lansford, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Molitor, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Puckett, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Boggs, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333
Reynolds, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Canseco, LF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Winfield, RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333
Stieb, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Russell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jones, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Plesac, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
c-Brett, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Stillwell, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ripken, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Eckersley, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
McGwire, 1B 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .500
Mattingly, 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Steinbach, C 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000
Greenwell, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Viola, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Gaetti, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Clemens, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b-Ray, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Gubicza, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Laudner, C 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 31 2 6 2 2 3 7  
  • a-Grounded out for Viola in the 3rd. b-Lined out for Clemens in the 4th. c-Grounded out for Plesac in the 9th.
  • BATTING
    2B: Winfield (1, Knepper), Laudner (1, Davis).
    HR: Steinbach (1, 3rd inning off Gooden, 0 on, 0 out).
    TB: McGwire; Steinbach 4; Boggs; Laudner 2; Winfield 2; Henderson.
    RBI: Steinbach 2 (2).
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Boggs; Ray; Lansford.
    SF: Steinbach.
    GIDP: Molitor.
    Team RISP: 1-for-4.
    Team LOB: 5.

    FIELDING
    E: Steinbach (1, throw), Mattingly (1, fielding).

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Viola, P
(W, 1-0)
2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Clemens, P
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Gubicza, P
2.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 4.50
Stieb, P
(H, 1)
1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Russell, P
(H, 1)
1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Jones, P
(H, 1)
0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Plesac, P
(H, 1)
0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Eckersley, P
(S, 1)
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Total 9.0 5 1 1 1 7 0  

National League

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Coleman, LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .500
Galarraga, 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Sandberg, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .250
Worrell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Dawson, CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500
1-McGee, PR-CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Strawberry, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .250
Bonilla, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Clark, 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Cone, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Larkin, SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Carter, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .333
2-Sabo, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Parrish, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Smith, SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Gross, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Davis, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Walk, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b-Palmeiro, PH-LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Gooden, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Perry, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Knepper, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Van Slyke, LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Hershiser, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Law, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 33 1 5 0 1 7 10  
  • a-Flied out for Gooden in the 3rd. b-Walked for Walk in the 7th.
    1-Ran for Dawson in the 4th. 2-Ran for Carter in the 7th.
  • BATTING
    TB: Sandberg; Dawson; Carter; Coleman; Strawberry.
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Clark; Strawberry; Van Slyke.
    Team RISP: 0-for-5.
    Team LOB: 6.

    BASERUNNING
    SB: Coleman (1, 2nd base off Gubicza/Steinbach), Sabo (1, 2nd base off Russell/Laudner).

    FIELDING
    DP: (Clark-Smith-Clark).

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gooden, P
(L, 0-1)
3.0 3 1 1 1 1 1 3.00
Knepper, P
1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 9.00
Cone, P
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Gross, P
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Davis, P
0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Walk, P
0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Hershiser, P
1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Worrell, P
1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Total 9.0 6 2 2 2 3 1  
Game Scores: Viola 57, Gooden 49.
WP: Gubicza.
Balk: Gooden.
Groundouts-flyouts: Viola 4-1, Clemens 0-1, Gubicza 3-0, Stieb 1-2, Russell 2-0, Jones 1-0, Plesac 0-0, Eckersley 0-1, Gooden 5-1, Knepper 0-2, Cone 1-1, Gross 0-2, Davis 1-0, Walk 1-0, Hershiser 1-2, Worrell 2-0.
Batters faced: Viola 6, Clemens 3, Gubicza 9, Stieb 4, Russell 5, Jones 3, Plesac 1, Eckersley 3, Gooden 12, Knepper 6, Cone 3, Gross 3, Davis 3, Walk 1, Hershiser 3, Worrell 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Plesac 1-0, Walk 1-0.
Umpires: HP: HP Umpire. 1B: 1B Umpire. 2B: 2B Umpire. 3B: Dale Ford. LF: Randy Marsh. RF: 3B Umpire.
Weather: 90 degrees, clear.
Wind: 1 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:26.
Att: 55,837.
Venue: Cinergy Field.
July 12, 1988
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