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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Fernando Valenzuela struck out five consecutively in 1986 All Star game.

Don Mattingly, Cal Ripken, Jesse Barfield in the fourth inning. Lou Whitaker and pitcher Teddy Higuera to start the fifth. Los Angeles Dodger lefthander Fernando Valenzuela struck out five American League (AL) All Stars in a row.

Tuesday, July 15, 1986, Astrodome
Attendance: 45,774, Time of Game: 2:28
AL 3, NL 2
1981 by Jim Accordino (Fernando Warming Up) via Wikimedia Commons
New York Met righthander Dwight Gooden had started and pitched the first three innings for the National League (NL) in Houston: 2 SO, homer to Whitaker, 2 runs, losing pitcher. Valenzuela pitched the middle three innings.

Carl Hubbell struck out five Hall of Famers consecutively in 1934 All Star game. Thursday, July 16, 2015

Babe RuthLou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx to end the first inning.  Then Al Simmons and Joe Cronin to start the second...

... some of the reaction to the 2015 All Star game...

Fox and MLB Network announcers were practically orgasmic because in the 6th inning New York Met pitcher Jacob deGrom had struck out all three AL batters faced on only 10 pitches. However, deGrom faced Stephen Vogt, Jason Kipnis, Jose Iglesias. None of deGrom's pitches were struck...

King Carl still reigns.
Valenzuela struck out one Hall of Famer: Cal Ripken. Plus one pitcher. Like Hubbell, Valenzuela had no strike outs in his third inning.

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