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All-Star Results - 1989

Game 60
July 11, 1989

 Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim Game Final 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 National 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   3 9 1
 American 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 X   5 12 0
 
MVP: Bo Jackson, KC (AL)
Pitchers: Howell (7), Williams (8) vs Stewart, RYAN (2), Gubicza (4), Moore (5), Swindell (6), Russell (7), Plesac (8), Jones (8)
Home Runs: Jackson-A, Boggs-A
Attendance: 64,036

Game Recap

Bo Jackson led off the bottom of the first with a home run in his first All-Star Game at-bat and Wade Boggs followed with his own shot, to lead the American League to back-to-back wins for the first time since 1957-58.

1933: The First Homer

Not to be outdone by 40-year-old National League starter Rick Reuschel, 42 year old Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan fires one of his patented fastballs through the July heat at Anaheim Stadium, where he pitched for eight seasons with the Angels. Not only is Ryan, at 42, the oldest player oneither side, but the two shutout innings that he throws help him becomethe oldest pitcher to ever win a Midsummer Classic. Also, in a "back-to-back" All-Star first, Bo Jackson led off the bottom of the first with a monstrous home run, followed by Wade Boggs with his own moonshot, as the American League All-Stars edge the Nationals 5-3.

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Rosters
American League
  Harold Baines
  Wade Boggs
  Jose Canseco*
  Tony Fernandez
  Chuck Finley+
  Julio Franco
  Gary Gaetti
  Mike Greenwell
  Kelly Gruber+
  Mark Gubicza
  Mike Henneman+
  Bo Jackson
  Doug Jones
  Jeffrey Leonard
  Don Mattingly
  Mark McGwire
  Mike Moore
  Dan Plesac
  Kirby Puckett
  Cal Ripken
  Jeff Russell
  Nolan Ryan
  Steve Sax
  Ruben Sierra
  Terry Steinbach
  Dave Stewart
  Greg Swindell
  Mickey Tettleton
  Devon White
National League
  Bobby Bonilla
  Tim Burke
  Will Clark
  Vince Coleman
  Eric Davis
  Glenn Davis
  Mark Davis
  Andre Dawson
  John Franco+
  Pedro Guerrero
  Tony Gwynn
  Von Hayes
  Orel Hershiser+
  Jay Howell
  Howard Johnson
  Barry Larkin+
  Kevin Mitchell
  Tony Pena
  Willie Randolph
  Ryne Sandberg
  Benito Santiago
  Mike Schmidt*
  Mike Scioscia
  Mike Scott*
  Ozzie Smith
  John Smoltz
  Darryl Strawberry*
  Rick Sutcliffe
  Tim Wallach
  Mitch Williams
* Named to team but replaced due to injury
+ Did not enter game

Boston's Wade Boggs smacks a first-inning American League back-to-back home run July 11, 1989 against National League pitcher Rick Reuschel. Moments earlier, Reuschel delivered a homer to Kansas City's Bo Jackson.