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.

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"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.

Game / Box Links: 1962 Box Score 1 | 1962 Box Score 2 | 1962 Play-by-Play
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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.

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