1995 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1995 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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Date July 11, 1995
Venue The Ballpark in Arlington
City Arlington, Texas
MVP Jeff Conine (FLA)
Attendance 50,920
First pitch Nolan Ryan
Television ABC
TV announcers Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer
Radio CBS
Radio announcers John Rooney, Jerry Coleman and Jeff Torborg

The 1995 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 66th 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 11, 1995, at The Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Texas Rangers of the American League. It was the first All-Star Game held in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but not the first hosted by the franchise (as the Washington Senators, the team hosted the game in 1962 and 1969).

In this All-Star Game, American League pitchers held National League batters to just three base hits, but all three were home runs. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 3-2. This is also the most recent All-Star Game to be televised by the ABC television network.

Because of the MLBPA Strike, and the lack of official champions, the leagues chose to designate the managers of the unofficial league champions (teams with the best record at the time of abandonment of the season) as managers for this All-Star Game.

There were two color guards participating in the pregame ceremonies. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Color Guard from Ottawa, Ontario, carried the Canadian flag, while the 1995-96 Del Rio (TX) High School ROTC Color Guard carried the American flag. Country singer Michelle Wright later sang "O Canada", while fellow country singer (and native Texan) Lyle Lovett sang "The Star-Spangled Banner". Nolan Ryan threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

National League President Len Coleman presented Jeff Conine with the All-Star Game MVP Award in lieu of the Commissioner of Baseball, marking the second year in a row that Coleman presided over the MVP Award presentation.


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



Home PlateDurwood Merrill (AL)
First BaseCharlie Williams (NL)
Second BaseAl Clark (AL) (crew chief)
Third BaseMike Winters (NL)
Left FieldTed Hendry (AL)
Right FieldEd Rapuano (NL)

Starting lineups

National LeagueAmerican League
1Lenny DykstraPhilliesCF1Kenny LoftonIndiansCF
2Tony GwynnPadresRF2Carlos BaergaIndians2B
3Barry BondsGiantsLF3Edgar MartínezMarinersDH
4Mike PiazzaDodgersC4Frank ThomasWhite Sox1B
5Fred McGriffBraves1B5Albert BelleIndiansLF
6Ron GantRedsDH6Cal Ripken, Jr.OriolesSS
7Barry LarkinRedsSS7Wade BoggsYankees3B
8Vinny CastillaRockies3B8Kirby PuckettTwinsRF
9Craig BiggioAstros2B9Iván RodríguezRangersC
Hideo NomoDodgersPRandy JohnsonMarinersP

Game summary

Tuesday, July 11, 1995 7:29 pm (CT) at The Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas
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WP: Heathcliff Slocumb (1-0)   LP: Steve Ontiveros (0-1)
Home runs:
NL: Craig Biggio (1), Mike Piazza (1), Jeff Conine (1)
AL: Frank Thomas (1)

Footnotes and references

  1. 1 2 3 Player declined or was unable to play.
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