1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (first game)

The first 1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 32nd playing of Major League Baseball's annual midsummer exhibition game between the American League and National League. President John F. Kennedy was the second president to attend the event and threw out the first pitch.[1] A highlight of the game was the first presentation of the Arch Ward Trophy. It was first presented in 1962 as a tribute to the man who helped found the All-Star Game in 1933. That first presentation went to Leon Wagner of the Los Angeles Angels (second game MVP) and to Maury Wills of the Los Angeles Dodgers (first game MVP), because two Midsummer Classics were played.[2]

The spotlight on this game belonged to Maury Wills. Entering the lineup in the sixth inning to pinch-run for Stan Musial, he stole second then scored the first run of the game off a Dick Groat single.[1] In the eighth inning, Wills reached base by a single. He rounded second on a short single hit by Jim Davenport to left field. Wills reached third base safely and scored on a foul out to right field moments later. This performance earned him the first All-Star Most Valuable Player Award.[1] Roberto Clemente was a key contributor with three hits in the game.[3]

1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (first game)
1962(first)MLBAllStarGameLogo
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 8 0
American League 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0
DateJuly 10, 1962
VenueD.C. Stadium
CityWashington, D.C.
Managers
MVPMaury Wills[1] (LAD)
Attendance45,480[1]
Ceremonial first pitchPresident John F. Kennedy
TelevisionNBC
TV announcersMel Allen and Joe Garagiola
RadioNBC
Radio announcersLindsey Nelson and John MacLean

Roster

New York Yankees manager Ralph Houk's coaching staff included Billy Hitchcock of the Baltimore Orioles and Jim "Mickey" Vernon of the Washington Senators, while Cincinnati Reds manager Fred Hutchinson's staff included Casey Stengel of the New York Mets and Johnny Keane of the St. Louis Cardinals.[1]

President attends the 32nd All-Star Baseball Game, throws out first ball. Speaker of the House John W. McCormack... - NARA - 194250
President John F. Kennedy throwing out the first pitch at the 1962 All-Star game.

Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

National League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Don Drysdale Dodgers 4
C Del Crandall Braves 10
1B Orlando Cepeda Giants 7
2B Bill Mazeroski Pirates 6
3B Ken Boyer Cardinals 8
SS Dick Groat Pirates 5
OF Roberto Clemente Pirates 5
OF Tommy Davis Dodgers 1
OF Willie Mays Giants 12
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Turk Farrell Colt .45s 2
P Bob Gibson Cardinals 1
P Sandy Koufax Dodgers 3
P Juan Marichal Giants 1
P Bob Purkey Reds 4
P Bob Shaw Braves 1
P Warren Spahn[A] Braves 15
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C John Roseboro Dodgers 4
1B Ernie Banks Cubs 10
2B Frank Bolling Braves 3
3B Jim Davenport Giants 1
SS Maury Wills Dodgers 3
OF Hank Aaron[B] Braves 11
OF Felipe Alou Giants 1
OF Richie Ashburn Mets 5
OF Johnny Callison Phillies 1
OF Stan Musial Cardinals 22

American League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Jim Bunning Tigers 5
C Earl Battey Twins 1
1B Jim Gentile Orioles 5
2B Billy Moran Angels 1
3B Rich Rollins Twins 1
SS Luis Aparicio White Sox 7
OF Mickey Mantle Yankees 14
OF Roger Maris Yankees 6
OF Leon Wagner Angels 1
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Hank Aguirre Tigers 1
P Dick Donovan Indians 4
P Bill Monbouquette Red Sox 3
P Milt Pappas[A] Orioles 1
P Camilo Pascual Twins 5
P Dave Stenhouse Senators 1
P Ralph Terry Yankees 1
P Hoyt Wilhelm[B] Orioles 8
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Elston Howard Yankees 8
C Johnny Romano Indians 3
1B Norm Siebern Athletics 1
2B Bobby Richardson Yankees 3
3B Brooks Robinson Orioles 5
SS Tom Tresh Yankees 1
OF Rocky Colavito Tigers 5
OF Jim Landis White Sox 1
OF Lee Thomas Angels 1
  1. ^ a b Replacement for injured player
  2. ^ a b Replaced due to injury

Game

Starting lineups

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Dick Groat Pirates SS 1 Rich Rollins Twins 3B
2 Roberto Clemente Pirates RF 2 Billy Moran Angels 2B
3 Willie Mays Giants CF 3 Roger Maris Yankees CF
4 Orlando Cepeda Giants 1B 4 Mickey Mantle Yankees RF
5 Tommy Davis Dodgers LF 5 Jim Gentile Orioles 1B
6 Ken Boyer Cardinals 3B 6 Leon Wagner Angels LF
7 Del Crandall Braves C 7 Earl Battey Twins C
8 Bill Mazeroski Pirates 2B 8 Luis Aparicio White Sox SS
9 Don Drysdale Dodgers P 9 Jim Bunning Tigers P

Umpires

Position Umpire
Home Plate Eddie Hurley (AL)
First Base Augie Donatelli (NL)
Second Base Bob Stewart (AL)
Third Base Tony Venzon (NL)
Left Field Harry Schwarts (AL)
Right Field Mel Steiner (NL)

Game Summary

Tuesday, July 10, 1962 1:00 pm (ET) at District of Columbia Stadium in Washington, D.C.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 8 0
American League 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0
WP: Juan Marichal (1-0)   LP: Camilo Pascual (0-1)

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f 1962 All-Star Game
  2. ^ All-Star MVP awaits your vote | MLB.com: News
  3. ^ All-Star Game Recaps | MLB.com: History

External links

1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game may refer to:

The 1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (first game), a 3-1 victory for the National League over the American League

The 1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game), a 9-4 victory for the American League over the National League

1962 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1962 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 80th season for the National League franchise. The Phillies finished the season in seventh place in the newly expanded National League with a record of 81–80, a dramatic improvement of 30½ games over the 47–107 mark of the previous season. Gene Mauch managed the Phillies, who played their home games at Connie Mack Stadium.

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