#Shortstops: Raines breaks scoreless tie with 13th-inning triple in 1987 All-Star Game
On July 14, the National and American Leagues battled through a scoreless pitcher’s duel at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum until the Montreal Expos left fielder drove a triple into left-center field in the top of the 13th, scoring Ozzie Virgil and Hubie Brooks to give the National League a 2-0 lead.
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In a season that saw a large increase in home runs throughout the major leagues, the game was somewhat out of character for the year. But it was the pitchers who put on a show in the Midsummer Classic, as all but one of the 15 hurlers to appear in the game turned in scoreless outings.
“I’ve always been an advocate that good pitching can beat good hitting,” Boggs said.
Janey Murray is the 2019 public relations intern in the Hall of Fame’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development