1976 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1976 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 47th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was played on July 13, 1976, at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home of the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League. The game resulted in a 7–1 victory for the NL.

1976 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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American League 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0[1][2]
National League 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 X 7 10 0[1][2]
Date July 13, 1976[1][2]
Venue Veterans Stadium[1][2]
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Managers
MVP George Foster (CIN[2])
Attendance 63,974[1][2]
Ceremonial first pitch Gerald Ford[2]
Television ABC
TV announcers Bob Prince, Warner Wolf and Bob Uecker
Radio CBS
Radio announcers Jack Buck, Brent Musburger and Andy Musser

This was the third time that the All-Star Game had been played in Philadelphia, though the first to be played in Veteran’s Stadium. Both the 1943 and 1952 games were played in Philadelphia’s Shibe Park with the then Philadelphia Athletics hosting in 1943 and the Phillies hosting in 1952. The All-Star Game would return to Veterans Stadium in 1996.

The honorary captains were Robin Roberts (for the NL) and Bob Lemon (for the AL).[2]

Starting with this All-Star Game, both “O Canada” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” would be sung as part of the annual pregame ceremonies.

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The American League roster included 7 future Hall of Fame players, denoted in italics.[2][3]

Position Player Team Notes
C Thurman Munson New York Yankees
1B Rod Carew Minnesota Twins
2B Bobby Grich Baltimore Orioles
3B George Brett Kansas City Royals
SS Toby Harrah Texas Rangers
OF Ron LeFlore Detroit Tigers
OF Fred Lynn Boston Red Sox
OF Rusty Staub Detroit Tigers

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