1984 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1984 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 55th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was played on July 10, 1984, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, home of the San Francisco Giants of the National League. The game resulted in a 3-1 victory for the NL.

1984 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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DateJuly 10, 1984
VenueCandlestick Park
CitySan Francisco
MVPGary Carter (MON)
Ceremonial first pitchCarl Hubbell
TV announcersAl Michaels, Howard Cosell and Earl Weaver
Radio announcersBrent Musburger, Jerry Coleman and Johnny Bench


Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

American League All-Stars




National League All-Stars





Home PlateLee Weyer (NL)
First BaseAl Clark (AL)
Second BaseDutch Rennert (NL)
Third BaseDurwood Merrill (AL)
Left FieldFred Brocklander (NL)
Right FieldRocky Roe (AL)

Game summary

Tuesday, July 10, 1984 5:40 pm (PT) at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California
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WP: Charlie Lea (1-0)   LP: Dave Stieb (0-1)   Sv: Goose Gossage (1)
Home runs:
AL: George Brett (1)
NL: Gary Carter (1), Dale Murphy (1)

The National Leaguers drew first blood in the first off Dave Stieb when Steve Garvey singled to right and went to second on an error by Reggie Jackson. Garvey then scored on another error by catcher Lance Parrish after Dale Murphy singled. In the second, George Brett tied it with a homer off Charlie Lea, and game MVP Gary Carter quickly gave the NL the lead back with a shot off Dave Stieb.

The game would remain 2-1, NL, for five more innings with two noteworthy pitching performances by National League pitchers along the way. Fernando Valenzuela struck out Dave Winfield, Reggie Jackson, and George Brett in the fourth, and 19-year-old Dwight Gooden fanned Lance Parrish, Chet Lemon, and Alvin Davis in the fifth.

Dale Murphy added a homer in the eighth off Willie Hernández for the final 3-1 margin. Goose Gossage got the save. The game set a nine-inning All-Star Game record for most strikeouts (21)--which would be broken in 1999.

Huey Lewis and the News sang the United States National Anthem prior to the game, with the Presidio of San Francisco color guard presenting the colors and airplanes from Travis Air Force Base flying over Candlestick Park at the Anthem's conclusion. The ceremonial first pitch ceremony featured Carl Hubbell.

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