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All-Star Results - 1957

Game 24
July 9, 1957

 Sportsman's Park, St. Louis Game Final 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 American 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3   6 10 0
 National 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3   5 9 1
Pitchers: SIMMONS, Burdette (2), Sanford (6), Jackson (7), Labine (9)
Home Runs: None
Attendance: 30,693

Game Recap

An avalanche of votes from Cincinnati elected Reds to eight National League starting positions. The only non-Red was first baseman Stan Musial. Commissioner Ford Frick arbitrarily named Willie Mays and Hank Aaron to the starting team, but the American League still won.

1957: NL Comeback Falls Short

The 1957 game at St Louis' Sportsman's Park was a tight affair, with the score standing at a 3-2 AL lead after eight innings. The ninth provided enough fireworks for an entire game as the American League pushed across three runs to make it 6-2 and seemingly clinch victory. But the NL came back hard in the bottom of the ninth. After Stan Musial opened with a walk, Willie Mays tripled into the corner to score Stan the Man. Then Mays trotted home courtesy of a wild pitch by Chicago's Billy Pierce, cutting the lead to 6-4 AL. After Pierce put two more men on, Don Mossi came in from the pen and got the first out on a K of Braves' slugger Eddie Mathews. Ernie Banks singled to drive in a run, but Gus Bell was gunned down trying to take third on the play for the second out. Gil Hodges stepped in and shot a bullet into left field on a line, only to see it speared by a running Minnie Minoso for the final out of the game. The AL had held on for a tough 6-5 victory.

American League
  Yogi Berra
  Jim Bunning
  Joe De Maestri+
  Nellie Fox
  Bob Grim
  Elston Howard+
  Al Kaline
  George Kell
  Harvey Kuenn
  Billy Loes
  Frank Malzone
  Mickey Mantle
  Charlie Maxwell
  Gil McDougald
  Minnie Minoso
  Don Mossi
  Billy Pierce
  Bobby Richardson+
  Bobby Shantz+
  Roy Sievers+
  Bill Skowron
  Gus Triandos+
  Vic Wertz
  Ted Williams
  Early Wynn
National League
  Hank Aaron
  Johnny Antonelli+
  Ed Bailey
  Ernie Banks
  Gus Bell
  Lew Burdette
  Gino Cimoli
  Hank Foiles
  Don Hoak
  Gil Hodges
  Larry Jackson
  Clem Labine
  Johnny Logan+
  Eddie Mathews
  Willie Mays
  Roy McMillan
  Wally Moon
  Stan Musial
  Frank Robinson
  Jack Sanford
  Red Schoendienst
  Curt Simmons
  Hal Smith+
  Warren Spahn+
  Johnny Temple
* Named to team but replaced due to injury
+ Did not enter game

Ralph Kiner, right, Pittsburgh Pirate slugger, enjoys a chat with another slugging great, Boston's Ted Williams before the start of the All-Star game at Comiskey Park, Chicago, IL, July 11, 1950.