The 1978 All Star Game was played in San Diego, but it may as well been a home game for the Dodgers. The home team manager, Tommy Lasorda had 2 Dodgers in the starting lineup (Steve Garvey and Rick Monday), 3 more on the bench (Reggie Smith, Ron Cey and Davey Lopes), and another in the bullpen (Tommy John).
After ceding a 3 run lead to the American League, the N.L. tied it up in the bottom of the 3rd on a 2 run single by Garvey. The game remained tied at 3 until the bottom of the 8th when Garvey tripled then scored the winning run on a wild pitch to Dave Concepcion. (Coincidentally, that is Concepcion racing back to first in the card above). The Nationals would score 3 more runs for a final score of 7-3. Garvey was named the All Star Game M.V.P. This was Garvey's second All Star MVP. He also won the award in 1974. It was also the second year in a row the award was won by a Dodger. The 1977 winner was Don Sutton.