1966 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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1966 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1966 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1966MLBAllStarGameLogo.gif
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

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.

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

Position players

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

Position players

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 1:00pm (CT) at
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)

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