1962 All-Star Game

Once again, America's All-Stars traveled to the nation's capital to celebrate the best-of-the-best from America's favorite pastime. President Kennedy was the second president to attend the event and threw out the first pitch.

However, the spotlight on this game belonged to Maury Wills. Entering the lineup in the sixth to pinch-run for Stan Musial, he ran the game into the era of the stolen base by breaking Ty Cobb's forty-seve year-old record of ninety-six. Wills stole second then scored the first run of the game off a Dick Groat single. In the eighth inning, Wills reached base by a single. He rounded second on a short single hit by Jim Davenport to left field, and when the throw came to the cutoff man, Wills took third with blazing speed and scored on a foul to right field moments later. This performance earned him the first All-Star Most Valuable Player Award.

Both teams moved on to Wrigley Field for Game 2. The day belonged to the American League as they finally broke out of a five game slump with nine runs (equaling their total for the previous five games) and ten hits. Even better, their victory kept the National League from tying the All-Star series at 16-16. Little did they know, however, that nearly a decade would pass before they would win again.

"A couple years ago they told me I was too young to be president and you (Stan Musial) were too old to be playing baseball. But we fooled them." - President John F. Kennedy
1962 All-Star Game 1

1962 All-Star Game Press Pass

The 1962 Midsummer Classic At-A-Glance

Game Number

32

Date / Box Score

Location

D.C. Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

45,480

1 st Pitch

President John F. Kennedy

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

Jim Vernon

John Keane

1962 All Star Game #1

Line Score

League

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

National

0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 8 0

American

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0

Don Drysdale
Juan Marichal (W, 4th)
Bob Purkey (6th)
Bob Shaw (8th)

Jim Bunning
Camilo Pascual (L, 4th)
Dick Donovan (7th)
Milt Pappas (9th)

None

None

1962 All-Star Game #1

National League All-Star Squad

Hank Aaron

Milwaukee Braves

OF

Replaced - Injury

Felipe Alou

San Francisco Giants

OF

Richie Ashburn

New York Mets

OF

Did Not Play

Ernie Banks

Chicago Cubs

1B

Frank Bolling

Milwaukee Braves

2B

6.

Ken Boyer

St. Louis Cardinals

3B

Johnny Callison

Philadelphia Phillies

OF

4.

Orlando Cepeda

San Francisco Giants

1B

2.

Roberto Clemente

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

7.

Del Crandall

Milwaukee Braves

C

Jim Davenport

San Francisco Giants

3B

5.

Tommy Davis

Los Angeles Dodgers

OF

9.

Don Drysdale

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Starting Pitcher

Turk Farrell

Houston Colt .45s

P

Did Not Play

Bob Gibson

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Did Not Pitch

1.

Dick Groat

Pittsburgh Pirates

SS

Sandy Koufax

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Did Not Pitch

Juan Marichal

San Francisco Giants

P

3.

Willie Mays

San Francisco Giants

OF

8.

Bill Mazeroski

Pittsburgh Pirates

2B

Stan Musial

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

Bob Purkey

Cincinnati Reds

P

Johnny Roseboro

Los Angeles Dodgers

C

Did Not Play

Bob Shaw

Milwaukee Braves

P

Warren Spahn

Milwaukee Braves

P

Replaced Aaron

Maury Wills

Los Angeles Dodgers

SS

M.V.P.

BOLD = Manager / player / coach choice to start the game.

1962 All-Star Game #1

American League All-Star Squad

Hank Aguirre

Detroit Tigers

P

Did Not Pitch

8.

Luis Aparicio

Chicago White Sox

SS

7.

Earl Battey

Minnesota Twins

C

9.

Jim Bunning

Detroit Tigers

P

Starting Pitcher

Rocky Colavito

Detroit Tigers

OF

Dick Donovan

Cleveland Indians

P

5.

Jim Gentile

Baltimore Orioles

1B

Elston Howard

New York Yankees

C

Did Not Play

Jim Landis

Chicago White Sox

OF

4.

Mickey Mantle

New York Yankees

OF

3.

Roger Maris

New York Yankees

OF

Bill Monbouquette

Boston Red Sox

P

Did Not Pitch

2.

Billy Moran

Los Angeles Angels

2B

Milt Pappas

Baltimore Orioles

P

Replaced Wilhelm

Camilo Pascual

Minnesota Twins

P

Bobby Richardson

New York Yankees

2B

Brooks Robinson

Baltimore Orioles

3B

1.

Rich Rollins

Minnesota Twins

3B

Johnny Romano

Cleveland Indians

C

Norm Siebern

Kansas City Athletics

1B

Dave Stenhouse

Washington Senators

P

Did Not Play

Ralph Terry

New York Yankees

P

Did Not Pitch

Lee Thomas

Los Angeles Angels

OF

Tom Tresh

New York Yankees

SS

Did Not Play

6.

Leon Wagner

Los Angeles Angels

OF

Hoyt Wilhelm

Baltimore Orioles

P

Replaced - Injury

BOLD = Manager / player / coach choice to start the game.


1962 All-Star Game #2

1962 All-Star Game Program
1962 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number

33

Date / Box Score

Location

Wigley Field

Attendance

38,359

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

1962 All Star Game #2

Line Score

League

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

American

0 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 2 9 10 0

National

0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 10 4

Dave Stenhouse
Ray Herbert (W, 3rd)
Hank Aguirre (6th)
Milt Pappas (9th)
-

Johnny Podres
Art Mahaffey (L, 3rd)
Bob Gibson (5th)
Turk Farrell (7th)
Juan Marichal (8th)

Pete Runnels (3rd)
Leon Wagner (4th)
Rocky Colavito (7th)

Johnny Roseboro (9th)
-
-

1962 All-Star Game #2

American League All-Star Squad

Hank Aguirre

Detroit Tigers

P

8.

Luis Aparicio

Chicago White Sox

SS

6.

Earl Battey

Minnesota Twins

C

Yogi Berra

New York Yankees

C

Jim Bunning

Detroit Tigers

P

Did Not Pitch

4.

Rocky Colavito

Detroit Tigers

OF

Dick Donovan

Cleveland Indians

P

Did Not Pitch

5.

Jim Gentile

Baltimore Orioles

1B

Ray Herbert

Chicago White Sox

P

Replaced McBride

Elston Howard

New York Yankees

C

Jim Kaat

Minnesota Twins

P

Did Not Pitch

Al Kaline

Detroit Tigers

OF

Jim Landis

Chicago White Sox

OF

Did Not Play

Mickey Mantle

New York Yankees

OF

Did Not Play

3.

Roger Maris

New York Yankees

OF

Ken McBride

Los Angeles Angels

P

Replaced - Injury

2.

Billy Moran

Los Angeles Angels

2B

Milt Pappas

Baltimore Orioles

P

Camilo Pascual

Minnesota Twins

P

Did Not Pitch

Bobby Richardson

New York Yankees

2B

Brooks Robinson

Baltimore Orioles

3B

1.

Rich Rollins

Minnesota Twins

3B

Johnny Romano

Cleveland Indians

C

Did Not Play

Pete Runnels

Boston Red Sox

1B

Norm Siebern

Kansas City Athletics

1B

Did Not Play

9.

Dave Stenhouse

Washington Senators

P

Starting Pitcher

Ralph Terry

New York Yankees

P

Did Not Pitch

Lee Thomas

Los Angeles Angels

OF

Tom Tresh

New York Yankees

SS

7.

Leon Wagner

Los Angeles Angels

OF

M.V.P.

Hoyt Wilhelm

Baltimore Orioles

P

Replaced - Injury

BOLD = Manager / player / coach choice to start the game.

1962 All-Star Game #2

National League All-Star Squad

Hank Aaron

Milwaukee Braves

OF

George Altman

Chicago Cubs

OF

Richie Ashburn

New York Mets

OF

Ernie Banks

Chicago Cubs

1B

Frank Bolling

Milwaukee Braves

2B

6.

Ken Boyer

St. Louis Cardinals

3B

Johnny Callison

Philadelphia Phillies

OF

4.

Orlando Cepeda

San Francisco Giants

1B

2.

Roberto Clemente

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

7.

Del Crandall

Milwaukee Braves

C

Jim Davenport

San Francisco Giants

3B

Did Not Play

5.

Tommy Davis

Los Angeles Dodgers

OF

Turk Farrell

Houston Colt .45s

P

Bob Gibson

St. Louis Cardinals

P

1.

Dick Groat

Pittsburgh Pirates

SS

Art Mahaffey

Philadelphia Phillies

P

Juan Marichal

San Francisco Giants

P

Eddie Mathews

Milwaukee Braves

3B

3.

Willie Mays

San Francisco Giants

OF

8.

Bill Mazeroski

Pittsburgh Pirates

2B

Stan Musial

St.Louis Cardinals

OF

9.

Johnny Podres

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Starting Pitcher

Bob Purkey

Cincinnati Reds

P

Did Not Pitch

Frank Robinson

Cincinnati Reds

OF

Johnny Roseboro

Los Angeles Dodgers

C

Warren Spahn

Milwaukee Braves

P

Did Not Pitch

Billy Williams

Chicago Cubs

OF

Maury Wills

Los Angeles Dodgers

SS

BOLD = Manager / player / coach choice to start the game.



The spectacular performance by Maury Wills during Game #1, who only entered the game during the sixth inning, earned him the first ever All-Star Most Valuable Player Award .

Famous Lasts? The American League victory in Game #2 would be their last for nearly a decade and this would be the last time two All-Star games would be played during the same season.

Did you personally see any of the two-game format Midsummer Classics? Would a modern day dual-game format succeed? Share your memories & opinions on Baseball Fever today.

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