The 83rd All-Star Game is at Kauffman Stadium on July 10. Leading up to that game, The Star is looking back at a Midsummer Classic game every day.
July 13, 1982National League 4, American League 1Olympic Stadium in Montreal
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The American League dugout was full of Royal blue, but the American League was left feeling blue.Third baseman George Brett was voted as a starter, while outfielders Hal McRae and Willie Wilson, second baseman Frank White and pitcher Dan Quisenberry were picked for the team. Trainer Mickey Cobb was there along with Dick Howser, who was an American League coach.It looked good early on.Brett delivered a one-out single in the top of the first that moved Oakland’s Rickey Henderson to third base. The Angels’ Reggie Jackson hit a sacrifice fly that made it 1-0 for the American League.But the American League had just five hits after the opening inning (including Brett’s single in the third as he finished two for two). Wilson went zero for two, White struck out in his lone at-bat and McRae walked in his only plate appearance.The American League’s best chance at getting back in the game came in the seventh inning when it had runners on second and third with one out. However, the Reds’ Mario Soto struck out Wilson and the Rangers’ Buddy Bell.The National League took the lead for good in their half of the second on Davy Concepcion’s two-run homer. An inning later, the Phillies’ Pete Rose had a sacrifice fly that scored the Padres’ Ruppert Jones. The Expos’ Gary Carter singled off Quisenberry in the seventh inning and Al Oliver of the Expos came around to score to make it 4-1.Montreal’s Steve Rogers got the win, while Boston starter Dennis Eckersley took the loss. Tom Hume of the Reds collected the save. Concepcion was the game’s MVP.