|Date||July 10, 1984|
|MVP||Gary Carter (MON)|
|Ceremonial first pitch||Carl Hubbell|
|TV announcers||Al Michaels, Howard Cosell and Earl Weaver|
|Radio announcers||Brent Musburger, Jerry Coleman and Johnny Bench|
The 1984 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 55th 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 10, 1984, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, home of the San Francisco Giants of the National League. The game resulted in a 3-1 victory for the NL.
Of the three All-Star Games played in San Francisco to date, it is the only one to have been held in an even-numbered year. Candlestick Park's only other All-Star Game, played in 1961, and the next Midsummer Classic to be played in San Francisco, in 2007 at AT&T Park, the Giants' current home, took place in odd-numbered years.
Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
|Home Plate||Lee Weyer (NL)|
|First Base||Al Clark (AL)|
|Second Base||Dutch Rennert (NL)|
|Third Base||Durwood Merrill (AL)|
|Left Field||Fred Brocklander (NL)|
|Right Field||Rocky Roe (AL)|
|WP: Charlie Lea (1-0) LP: Dave Stieb (0-1) Sv: Goose Gossage (1)|
AL: George Brett (1)
NL: Gary Carter (1), Dale Murphy (1)
The National Leaguers drew first blood in the first off Dave Stieb when Steve Garvey singled to right and went to second on an error by Reggie Jackson. Garvey then scored on another error by catcher Lance Parrish after Dale Murphy singled. In the second, George Brett tied it with a homer off Charlie Lea, and game MVP Gary Carter quickly gave the NL the lead back with a shot off Dave Stieb.
The game would remain 2-1, NL, for five more innings with two noteworthy pitching performances by National League pitchers along the way. Fernando Valenzuela struck out Dave Winfield, Reggie Jackson, and George Brett in the fourth, and 19-year-old Dwight Gooden fanned Lance Parrish, Chet Lemon, and Alvin Davis in the fifth.
Dale Murphy added a homer in the eighth off Willie Hernández for the final 3-1 margin. Goose Gossage got the save. The game set a nine-inning All-Star Game record for most strikeouts (21)--which would be broken in 1999.
Huey Lewis and the News sang the United States National Anthem prior to the game, with the Presidio of San Francisco color guard presenting the colors and airplanes from Travis Air Force Base flying over Candlestick Park at the Anthem's conclusion. The ceremonial first pitch ceremony featured Carl Hubbell.