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The 1977 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 48th 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 19, 1977, at Yankee Stadiummarker in The Bronxmarker, New Yorkmarker, New Yorkmarker the home of the New York Yankees of the American League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 7–5.

The host Yankees would go on to win the World Series; the third time in history that a team hosting the All-Star Game would win the World Series in the same year. As of 2008, the 1977 Yankees were the last team to accomplish this. The previous teams to accomplish this were the 1939 New York Yankees and the 1959 Los Angeles Dodgers.

This was Yankee Stadium's third time as host of the All-Star Game, and it would be its last until 2008; the last year of the park's use by the Yankees.

Rosters

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

National League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Don Sutton Dodgers 4
C Johnny Bench Reds 10
1B Steve Garvey Dodgers 4
2B Joe Morgan Reds 8
3B Ron Cey Dodgers 4
SS Dave Concepción Reds 4
OF George Foster Reds 2
OF Greg Luzinski Phillies 3
OF Dave Parker Pirates 1


Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Joaquín Andújar Astros 1
P John Candelaria Pirates 1
P Steve Carlton Phillies 6
P Goose Gossage Pirates 3
P Gary Lavelle Giants 1
P Rick Reuschel Cubs 1
P Tom Seaver Reds 10
P Bruce Sutter Cubs 1


Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Ted Simmons Cardinals 4
C John Stearns Mets 1
1B Willie Montañez Braves 1
2B Manny Trillo Cubs 1
3B Pete Rose Reds 11
3B Mike Schmidt Phillies 3
SS Garry Templeton Cardinals 1
OF Ken Griffey, Sr. Reds 2
OF Jerry Morales Cubs 1
OF Reggie Smith Dodgers 5
OF Ellis Valentine Expos 1
OF Dave Winfield Padres 1


American League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Jim Palmer Orioles 5
C Carlton Fisk Red Sox 5
1B Rod Carew Twins 11
2B Willie Randolph Yankees 2
3B George Brett Royals 2
SS Rick Burleson Red Sox 1
OF Reggie Jackson Yankees 7
OF Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox 14
OF Richie Zisk White Sox 1


Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Vida Blue Athletics 3
P Bill Campbell Red Sox 1
P Dennis Eckersley Indians 1
P Mark Fidrych Tigers 2
P Jim Kern Indians 1
P Dave LaRoche Angels 2
P Sparky Lyle Yankees 3
P Nolan Ryan Angels 4
P Jim Slaton Brewers 1
P Frank Tanana Angels 2


Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Thurman Munson Yankees 6
C Butch Wynegar Twins 2
1B Ron Fairly Blue Jays 2
1B George Scott Red Sox 3
1B Jason Thompson Tigers 1
2B Don Money Brewers 3
3B Wayne Gross Athletics 1
3B Graig Nettles Yankees 2
SS Bert Campaneris Rangers 6
OF Larry Hisle Twins 1
OF Ruppert Jones Mariners 1
OF Fred Lynn Red Sox 3
OF Jim Rice Red Sox 1
OF Ken Singleton Orioles 1


Game

Umpires

Home plate Bill Kunkel
First base Doug Harvey
Second base Dave Phillips
Third base Dick Stello


Starting lineups

Game summary

The National League started with Joe Morgan blasting American League starter Jim Palmer's first pitch into Yankee Stadiummarker's "short porch" in right field. Dave Parker followed with a single and scored on a double by George Foster. Greg Luzinski made it 4-0 with a two-run homer. Steve Garvey then sent Palmer to the showers in the third with a solo homer to make it 5–0 in favor of the NL.

Meanwhile, National League starter Don Sutton cruised along with three shutout innings and Gary Lavelle added two more in the fourth and fifth. The American League first scored off of Tom Seaver in the sixth as Rod Carew led off with a single and went to second when Seaver stopped a lightning-fast shot up the middle hit by Willie Randolph. Seaver recovered to retire Randolph and retired George Brett, but then walked Fred Lynn and surrendered a two-run double to Richie Zisk. Seaver allowed the AL another run in the seventh when Butch Wynegar led off with a single, took second when Graig Nettles reached on an error, and scored on a single by Randolph.

The National League got their final runs in the eighth when Dave Winfield hit a two-run single off Sparky Lyle. George Scott hit a two-run homer in the ninth for the AL off Rich Gossage for the final margin.

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