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All-Star Results - 1995

Game 66
July 11, 1995

 The Ballpark at Arlington, Texas Game Final 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 National 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0   3 3 0
 American 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 8 0
 
MVP: Jeff Conine, FLA (NL)
Pitchers: Neagle (6), Perez (7), SLOCUMB (7), Henke (8), Myers (9) vs Johnson, Appier (3), Martinez (5), Rogers (7), ONTIVEROS (8), Wells (8), Mesa (9)
Home Runs: Thomas-A, Biggio-N, Piazza-N, Conine-N
Attendance: 50,920

Game Recap

On a ninety-six degree evening at The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, the National League made the most of just three hits (the lowest for a winning squad since 1952) in defeating the AL 3-2. The key: all three were home runs. After 5 2/3 innings it certainly didn't appear the NL would triumph. AL pitchers Randy Johnson, Kevin Appier, and Dennis Martinez combined to no-hit Senior Circuit batters. Not until Houston's Craig Biggio homered off Martinez did the National Leaguers collect their first hit.

That cut the AL's margin to 2-1, since Frank Thomas had delivered a monster two-run homer off John Smiley in the fourth. The ball landed in a left field luxury box and was eventually retrieved by Donald FehrÕs nine-year-old nephew.

Mike Piazza tied the game an inning later by homering off Kenny Rogers. In the eighth inning Jeff Conine pinch hit for DH Ron Gant. Facing Steve Ontiveros, who had also just entered the game, the 29-year-old Conine delivered a 410-foot homer to the lower deck in left. That was all the National League needed to win -- and it earned Conine All-Star MVP honors.

Pregame excitement centered about the figure of Dodgers rookie Hideo Nomo. Nomo, the first Japanese national to appear in an All-Star Game, was also the first rookie to start since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981. Much of his native land stopped work (it was 9 AM in Japan) to watch -- and cheer -- Nomo's performance as he allowed just one hit in two innings and struck out Kenny Lofton, Edgar Martinez, and Albert Belle.

1995: All-World Star

Dodgers hurler Hideo Nomo is the center of the excitement at The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. Nomo who goes on to win 1995 Rookie of the Year honors, becomes the first Japanese player to appear in the Midsummer Classic and is also the first rookie to start an All-Star Gamesince Fernando Valenzuela took the mound for the National League in 1981. Nomo pitches well, allowing just one hit in two innings and striking outthree batters in a hard fought, 3-2 NL win.

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Rosters
American League
  Roberto Alomar
Kevin Appier
  Carlos Baerga
Albert Belle
  Wade Boggs
Gary DiSarcina
  Jim Edmonds
Chuck Finley+
  Ken Griffey, Jr.*
Erik Hanson+
  Randy Johnson
Kenny Lofton
  Edgar Martinez
Dennis Martinez
  Tino Martinez
Mark McGwire+
  Jose Mesa
Paul O'Neill
  Steve Ontiveros
Kirby Puckett
  Manny Ramirez+
Cal Ripken, Jr.
  Ivan Rodriguez
Kenny Rogers
  Kevin Seitzer
Lee Smith+
  Mike Stanley
Frank Thomas
  Mo Vaughn
David Wells
 
National League
  Dante Bichette
Craig Biggio
  Barry Bonds
Bobby Bonilla
  Vinny Castilla
Jeff Conine
  Darren Daulton
Lenny Dykstra
  Ron Gant
Mark Grace
  Tyler Green
Tony Gwynn
  Tom Henke
Barry Larkin
  Greg Maddux+
Fred McGriff
  Raul Mondesi
Mickey Morandini
  Randy Myers
Denny Neagle
  Hideo Nomo
Jose Offerman
  Carlos Perez
Mike Piazza
  Reggie Sanders
Heathcliff Slocumb
  John Smiley+
Ozzie Smith+
  Sammy Sosa
Matt Williams*
  Todd Worrell+
* Named to team but replaced due to injury
+ Did not enter game

Los Angeles pitcher Hideo Nomo winds up for a pitch during the first inning of the All-Star Game at the Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, July 11, 1995.