1966 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1966 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 37th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was played on July 12, 1966, at then-new Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

The 10-inning contest – which was played on a memorably hot and humid afternoon in St. Louis, with a game-time temperature of 105 °F (41 °C) – resulted in a 2–1 victory for the NL.

1966 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1966MLBAllStarGameLogo
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
American League 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
National League 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0
DateJuly 12, 1966
VenueBusch Memorial Stadium
CitySt. Louis, Missouri
Managers
MVPBrooks Robinson (BAL)
Attendance49,936
Ceremonial first pitchHubert Humphrey
TelevisionNBC
TV announcersCurt Gowdy and Pee Wee Reese
RadioNBC
Radio announcersJim Simpson and Tony Kubek

Game summary

The teams managed just six hits apiece in a 10-inning game. A triple by Brooks Robinson in the second inning off Sandy Koufax was followed by a wild pitch, giving the American Leaguers a 1–0 lead. It turned out to be their only run.

The NL tied the score in the fourth against Jim Kaat on singles by Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente and Ron Santo. There would be no more runs until the 10th. Winning pitcher Gaylord Perry got out of a two-on, one-out jam by retiring Bobby Richardson on a pop foul and Bill Freehan with a strikeout. Pete Richert, pitching the bottom of the 10th, surrendered a base hit to Tim McCarver, a sacrifice bunt by Ron Hunt and a walk-off single to center by Maury Wills.

Playing the entire 10 innings at third base and getting three of his team's six hits, Brooks Robinson was named the game's most valuable player, even though he was on the losing side.

American League roster

The American League roster included 6 future Hall of Fame players.

Pitchers

Throws Pitcher Team Notes
P Steve Barber Orioles
P Gary Bell Indians
P Catfish Hunter Athletics
P Jim Kaat Twins
P Sam McDowell Indians injured
P Denny McLain Tigers starter
P Pete Richert Senators
P Sonny Siebert Indians replaced McDowell
P Mel Stottlemyre Yankees

Position players

Position Player Team Notes
C Earl Battey Twins
C Andy Etchebarren Orioles
C Bill Freehan Tigers starter
1B Norm Cash Tigers
1B George Scott Red Sox starter
2B Bobby Knoop Angels starter
2B Bobby Richardson Yankees
3B Harmon Killebrew Twins
3B Brooks Robinson Orioles starter
SS Jim Fregosi Angels
SS Dick McAuliffe Tigers starter
OF Tommie Agee White Sox
OF Rocky Colavito Indians
OF Al Kaline Tigers starter
OF Tony Oliva Twins starter
OF Frank Robinson Orioles starter
OF Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox

Coaching staff

Position Manager Team
Manager Sam Mele Twins
Coach Hank Bauer Orioles
Coach Birdie Tebbetts Indians

National League roster

The National League roster included 14 future Hall of Fame players & coaches.

Pitchers

Throws Pitcher Team Notes
P Jim Bunning Phillies
P Bob Gibson Cardinals injured
P Sandy Koufax Dodgers starter
P Juan Marichal Giants
P Billy McCool Reds
P Gaylord Perry Giants
P Claude Raymond Astros
P Phil Regan Dodgers replaced Gibson
P Bob Veale Pirates

Position players

Position Player Team Notes
C Tom Haller Giants
C Tim McCarver Cardinals
C Joe Torre Braves starter
1B Felipe Alou Braves
1B Willie McCovey Giants starter
2B Ron Hunt Mets
2B Jim Lefebvre Dodgers starter
2B Joe Morgan Astros injured
3B Jim Ray Hart Giants
3B Ron Santo Cubs starter
SS Leo Cárdenas Reds starter
SS Maury Wills Dodgers
OF Hank Aaron Braves starter
OF Dick Allen Phillies
OF Roberto Clemente Pirates starter
OF Curt Flood Cardinals
OF Willie Mays Giants starter
OF Willie Stargell Pirates

Coaching staff

Position Manager Team
Manager Walter Alston Dodgers
Coach Herman Franks Giants
Coach Harry Walker Pirates

Game

Starting lineups

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Dick McAuliffe Tigers SS 1 Willie Mays Giants CF
2 Al Kaline Tigers CF 2 Roberto Clemente Pirates RF
3 Frank Robinson Orioles LF 3 Hank Aaron Braves LF
4 Tony Oliva Twins RF 4 Willie McCovey Giants 1B
5 Brooks Robinson Orioles 3B 5 Ron Santo Cubs 3B
6 George Scott Red Sox 1B 6 Joe Torre Braves C
7 Bill Freehan Tigers C 7 Jim Lefebvre Dodgers 2B
8 Bobby Knoop Angels 2B 8 Leo Cárdenas Reds SS
9 Denny McLain Tigers P 9 Sandy Koufax Dodgers P

Umpires

Position Umpire
Home Plate Al Barlick (NL)
First Base Frank Umont (AL)
Second Base Ed Vargo (NL)
Third Base Jim Honochick (AL)
Left Field Bob Engel (NL)
Right Field Jerry Neudecker (AL)

Line score

Tuesday, July 12, 1966 1:00 pm (CT) at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
American League 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
National League 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0
WP: Gaylord Perry (1-0)   LP: Pete Richert (0-1)

External links

1966 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1966 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1966 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1967 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1967 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 38th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was played on July 11, 1967, at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California. The game resulted in a 2–1 15 inning victory for the NL. It set the record for the longest All-Star Game by innings, matched in 2008.

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