Detroit Tigers Greatest All-Star Game Memories

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Jul 26, 2014; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Hall of Famer

Jim Bunning

arrives with his wife at National Baseball Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

1957 – Kaline, Kuenn and Bunning Star

All three Tigers started for the American League at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis and each made an impact in the game.

Jim Bunning mowed through the National League lineup, going nine up, nine down in his three innings of work. To open the second he struck out Willie Mays looking on three straight curveballs.

In the second inning, Harvey Kuenn walked with the bases loaded to extend the AL’s lead to 2-0. He was replaced at shortstop by Gil McDougald in the bottom of the fourth.

Al Kaline played all nine innings in right field. In the fifth inning he recorded an assist when he threw to second base to get Frank Robinson on a force-out. In the top of the ninth and the AL up 3-2 Kaline lined a single to left-center to drive in Billy Pierce from third and McDougald from second, giving the AL a 5-2 lead.

The National League mounted a furious comeback in the bottom of the ninth but fell a run short for a 6-5 loss.

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