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

1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game)
Date July 30, 1962
Venue Wrigley Field
City Chicago, Illinois
Managers American League - Ralph Houk (NYY)
National League - Fred Hutchinson (CIN)
MVP Leon Wagner (LAA)
Attendance 38,359
First pitch John F. Kennedy
Television NBC
TV announcers Vin Scully and Curt Gowdy
Radio NBC
Radio announcers Jack Quinlan and George Kell
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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 ten hits. Their victory kept the National League from tying the All-Star series at 16-16.[1] The AL also had home runs by Pete Runnels, Leon Wagner and Rocky Colavito.[2] 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 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.[3]

Roster

Ralph Houk’s coaching staff included Hank Bauer and Bill Rigney, while Fred Hutchinson’s staff included Harry Craft and Birdie Tebbetts.[1]

Game

Starting lineups

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

Umpires

Position Umpire
Home Plate Jocko Conlan
First Base Bill McKinley
Second Base Ken Burkhart
Third Base John Rice
Left Field Al Forman
Right Field Bill Kinnamon

References

External links

  • 1962 All-Star Game on Baseball Almanac
  • 1962 All-Star Game on Baseball-Reference.com
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