1985 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1985 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 56th playing of the game, annually played between the All-Stars of the National League and the All-Stars of the American League. The game was played on July 16, 1985, in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota, home of the Minnesota Twins.

1985 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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DateJuly 16, 1985
VenueHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
MVPLaMarr Hoyt (SD)
Ceremonial first pitchPete Rose and Nolan Ryan
TV announcersVin Scully and Joe Garagiola
Radio announcersBrent Musburger, Jerry Coleman and Johnny Bench


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

National League

NL Batting Order

American League

AL Batting Order

National League

American League

National League

American League


Home PlateLarry McCoy (AL)
First BaseJohn Kibler (NL)
Second BaseNick Bremigan (AL)
Third BaseCharlie Williams (NL)
Left FieldDrew Coble (AL)
Right FieldRandy Marsh (NL)

Game summary

Tuesday, July 16, 1985 7:40 pm (CT) at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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American League100000000150
WP: LaMarr Hoyt (1-0)   LP: Jack Morris (0-1)

The National League won the game 61, with the winning pitcher being LaMarr Hoyt of the San Diego Padres and the losing pitcher being Jack Morris of the Detroit Tigers. Hoyt also won the game's MVP award. The National League was managed by the Padres' Dick Williams, while the American League was managed by Sparky Anderson of the Tigers.

Williams was backed by coaches Jim Frey and Bob Lillis and Anderson was aided by coaches Bobby Cox and Dick Howser.

The teams' honorary captains each starred in the 1965 All-Star game, also held in Minnesota -- Harmon Killebrew for the AL, and Sandy Koufax for the NL. In the game two decades ago, Koufax earned the NL win, and Killebrew hit the AL's second home run.

Attendance was announced as 54,960.

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