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Lip Man 1
07-09-2006, 12:47 PM
July 10, 1956- For the third and final time Billy Pierce is pegged to start for the American League in the All Star Game. This year, with the game in Washington D.C., Billy is tagged with the loss, despite only allowing one run in three innings of work. The N.L. would go on to win 7-3. Pierce would represent the Sox in seven All Star affairs.

July 10, 2001- Magglio Ordonez homers off the Cubs John Lieber at the All Star Game in Seattle. Hes the second Sox player to homer in the annual classic. The A.L. would win the game 4-1.


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PaulDrake
07-09-2006, 02:41 PM
In those days the game was taken very seriously, particularly by Warren Giles the President of the National League. Starting pitchers were expected to go three innings. Pierce pitched three shutout innings in the 1953 and 1955 All Star games. His line in the 1956 All Star game was also good, 3 innings 2 hits, 1 run, 5 K's. Of course he got the loss, and of course he didn't get the win in 1955 when he left the game with a 4-0 lead, as the NL came roaring back to win 6-5. Such was Billy's luck. He got less consideration for the HOF than a lot of similar pitchers ever did.