1958 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
|Date||July 8, 1958|
|Ceremonial first pitch||Richard Nixon|
|TV announcers||Mel Allen and Al Helfer|
|Radio announcers||Bob Neal and Ernie Harwell|
The 1958 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 25th 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 8, 1958, at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, the home of the Baltimore Orioles of the American League.
For this Diamond Jubilee game, the opening pitch was made by U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon, who was to become President 10 years later. The attendance was 48,829. The game was broadcast on the NBC television and radio networks.
The first hit of the game was by legendary center fielder Willie Mays. The last scoring came in the sixth inning when the American League team took the lead after an error by third baseman Frank Thomas led to a single by Gil McDougald. Early Wynn was the winning pitcher as the American League scored a 4-3 victory.
Several players were named to the team but did not get into the game. These included Billy Pierce, Tony Kubek, Harvey Kuenn, Sherm Lollar, Rocky Bridges, Ryne Duren, Whitey Ford, and Elston Howard for the American League. For the National League team, Johnny Antonelli, Richie Ashburn, George Crowe, Eddie Mathews, Don McMahon, Walt Moryn, Johnny Podres, Bob Purkey, and Bob Schmidt were on the roster but did not play.
The next All-Star Game to be played in Baltimore was in 1993; that edition was aired on both CBS TV and radio, and played in Oriole Park at Camden Yards, with a special commemoration of this game's 35th anniversary.
|American League||National League|
|Nellie Fox||Chicago White Sox||2B||Willie Mays||San Francisco Giants||CF|
|Mickey Mantle||New York Yankees||CF||Bob Skinner||Pittsburgh Pirates||LF|
|Jackie Jensen||Boston Red Sox||RF||Stan Musial||St. Louis Cardinals||1B|
|Bob Cerv||Kansas City Athletics||LF||Henry Aaron||Milwaukee Braves||RF|
|Bill Skowron||New York Yankees||1B||Ernie Banks||Chicago Cubs||SS|
|Frank Malzone||Boston Red Sox||3B||Frank Thomas||Pittsburgh Pirates||3B|
|Gus Triandos||Baltimore Orioles||C||Bill Mazeroski||Pittsburgh Pirates||2B|
|Luis Aparicio||Chicago White Sox||SS||Del Crandall||Milwaukee Braves||C|
|Bob Turley||New York Yankees||P||Warren Spahn||Milwaukee Braves||P|
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|Home Plate||Eddie Rommel (AL)|
|First Base||Tom Gorman (NL)|
|Second Base||Bill McKinley (AL)|
|Third Base||Jocko Conlan (NL)|
|Left Field||Frank Umont (AL)|
|Right Field||Frank Secory (NL)|
|WP: Early Wynn (1–0) LP: Bob Friend (0–1) Sv: Billy O'Dell (1)|
- "1958 All-Star Game". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- "Tuesday, July 8, 1958". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved April 20, 2010.