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All-Star Results - 1956

Game 23
July 10, 1956

 Griffith Stadium, Washington Game Final 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 National 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 0   7 11 0
 American 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0   3 11 0
Pitchers:: Brewer (6), Score (8), Wynn (9)
Home Runs: Mays-NL, Williams-AL, Mantle-AL, Musial-NL
Attendance: 28,843

Game Recap

The National League pounded out 11 hits, including home runs by Willie Mays and Stan Musial, to win for the sixth time in seven games. The game's hero was St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Ken Boyer, who finished 3-for-5 and turned in three acrobatic fielding plays.

1956: Boyer's Big Day

Hall-of-Famers left their marks on the 1956 Midsummer Classic as Willie Mays and Stan Musial hit long-balls for the National League while Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams countered with blasts for the American League. But once again, the pitching and defense of the NL lead them to their sixth All-Star win in seven years with a 7-3 victory. Cardinal third baseman Ken Boyer starred for the NL, with three clutch hits and three spectacular fielding plays. After 23 games, the Midsummer Series now stood at 13-10 in favor of the American League.
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Rosters
American League
  Yogi Berra
  Ray Boone
  Tom Brewer
  Whitey Ford
  Nellie Fox
  Al Kaline
  George Kell
  Johnny Kucks+
  Harvey Kuenn
  Sherm Lollar
  Mickey Mantle
  Billy Martin
  Charlie Maxwell+
  Gil McDougald+
  Ray Narleski*
  Billy Pierce
  Jim Piersall
  Vic Power
  Herb Score
  Roy Sievers
  Harry Simpson
  Frank Sullivan+
  Mickey Vernon
  Ted Williams
  Jim Wilson
  Early Wynn
National League
  Hank Aaron
  Johnny Antonelli
  Ed Bailey
  Ernie Banks+
  Gus Bell
  Ken Boyer
  Roy Campanella
  Del Crandall*
  Bob Friend
  Jim Gilliam+
  Ted Kluszewski
  Clem Labine+
  Brooks Lawrence+
  Dale Long
  Stan Lopata+
  Eddie Mathews+
  Willie Mays
  Roy McMillan
  Stan Musial
  Joe Nuxhall+
  Rip Repulski
  Robin Roberts+
  Frank Robinson
  Duke Snider
  Warren Spahn
  Johnny Temple
* Named to team but replaced due to injury
+ Did not enter game

Three American League sluggers pose together before the All-Star Game in Washington July 10, 1956. From left: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle.