This Day In History: MLB All Star Game Turns 50

On July 6, 1983 Major League Baseball celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the first All Star Game by playing the '83 game in the same park as the first.  The 50th All Star game was held in Chicago's Old Comiskey Park, just as it was on July 6, 1933. 

The American League squad, managed by Whitey Herzog, was on an eleven game losing streak so they were looking to snap that embarassing run.  Harvey Kuenn was in charge of the squad from the National League.

The Blue Jays Dave Stieb started on the mound for the AL with the Reds Mario Soto on the hill for the NL.  Steve Sax scored for the National League in the top of the first and Rod Carew crossed the plate in the bottom of the inning to tie the game 1 - 1.  The AL got on the board again in the bottom of the second with Dave Winfield putting them up 2 - 1.  Then came the third inning.

 

Fred Lynn went on to win the game's MVP award as the AL ended their losing streak with a 13 - 3 victory.   Here are the starting line-ups from the 1983 Mid-Summer Classic.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Steve Sax - 2nd
Tim Raines - LF
Andre Dawson - CF
Al Oliver - 1st
Dale Murphy - RF
Mike Schmidt - 3rd
Gary Carter - C
Ozzie Smith - SS
Mario Soto - P


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Rod Carew - 1st
Robin Yount - SS
Fred Lynn - CF
Jim Rice - LF
George Brett - 3rd
Ted Simmons - C
Dave Winfield - RF
Manny Trillo - 2nd
Dave Stieb - P

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