1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game)
The second 1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 33rd playing of Major League Baseball's annual midsummer exhibition game. The game took place at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, home of the National League's Chicago Cubs. The American League emerged triumphant as they finally broke out of a five-game slump with nine runs. The nine runs equaled their total for the previous five games. The AL also racked up ten hits. Their victory kept the National League from tying the All-Star series at 16–16. The AL also had home runs by Pete Runnels, Leon Wagner and Rocky Colavito. A highlight of the game was the first presentation of the Arch Ward Trophy to the MVPs of each All-Star Game. It was first presented in 1962 as a tribute to Arch Ward, the man who founded 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.
Ralph Houk's coaching staff included Hank Bauer and Bill Rigney, while Fred Hutchinson's staff included Harry Craft and Birdie Tebbetts.
Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
- ^ a b Mickey Mantle was selected to the starting lineup, but did not play. Rocky Colavito took his spot in the starting lineup.
- ^ a b Replacement for injured player
- ^ a b Replaced due to injury
- ^ a b 1962 All-Star Game
- ^ All-Star Game Recaps | MLB.com: History
- ^ All-Star MVP awaits your vote | MLB.com: News
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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