1975 All-Star Game at Comiskey Park


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This game started out looking like it was going to be a slugfest... the NL jumped out for a run against Seaver in the 1st and the AL came right back with two of their own on a clout by Nettles. Lolich and Blyleven changed the tone of the game by matching zeroes over the next couple of innings.

Rudy May entered the game in the 5th and quickly got the first two NL batters out... but following hits by Singleton and Bowa, the NL had a chance to recapture the lead. Rose came in to pinch hit for Orta and AL manager (Jeff Smith) thought seriously about walking the clutch hitting Rose to pitch to Bonds. Instead, Jeff gave the go-ahead to May to challenge Rose... Charlie Hustle promptly lined a double into the leftfield corner to score two... rumor has it that Rose had a side bet with his coach that he'd come through with a hit :) Bonds and Montanez followed with 2-out singles to score two more to cap the 4-run inning for the NL.
Both leagues showed off their bullpens by shutting down the potentially explosive bats the rest of the way. In fact, the only hit after the 5th inning was a single by Montanez in the 8th.
One final note: This game may have gone to extra innings if the AL got a bit luckier on the splits... 3 potential homers fell just short of going over the wall... 2 of the 3 were caught for outs.

MVP: Pete Rose, Houston Astros

AL Manager: Jeff Smith, Durham Bulls

NL Manager: Pete DeStefano, Philadelphia Warriors

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