1963 All-Star Game

After four years, the league had finally decided to return to the original single game format. The fans and players had both expressed mixed emotions over the previous doubleheaders and many felt that it had compromised the integrity of the All-Star exhibition.

Although the American League had prevented the National League from tying the series at 16-16 the year before, the National League began a dominance in which it won eight straight games, dropped one and then won another eleven in a row.

Surprisingly, the American League out-hit the National League 11-6, but the effort went in vain as Willie Mays put on a one-man show. Although he had only one hit, he drove in two runs and scored two. He also stole two bases and made the defensive play of the game, a running catch that deprived Joe Pepitone of extra bases in the eighth.

This game also marked the twenty-fourth and final appearance of Stan Musial, who pinch-hit in the fifth. He lined out to right, leaving behind an All-Star log of twenty hits in sixty-three at-bats for a .317 average. He also hit six home runs, an All-Star Game record.

"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
1963 All-Star Game

1963 All-Star Game Hat

Game Number

34

Date / Box Score

Location

Municipal Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

44,160

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

1963 All-Star Game

Line Score

League

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

National

0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 6 0

American

0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 1

Jim O'Toole
Larry Jackson (W, 3rd)
Ray Culp (5th)
Hal Woodeshick (6th)
Don Drysdale (8th)

Ken McBride
Jim Bunning (L, 4th)
Jim Bouton (6th)
Juan Pizarro (7th)
Dick Radatz (8th)

None

None

1963 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

2.

Hank Aaron

Milwaukee Braves

OF

5.

Ed Bailey

San Francisco Giants

C

6.

Ken Boyer

St. Louis Cardinals

3B

Orlando Cepeda

San Francisco Giants

1B

Did Not Play

Roberto Clemente

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

Ray Culp

Philadelphia Phillies

P

1.

Tommy Davis

Los Angeles Dodgers

OF

Don Drysdale

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Johnny Edwards

Cincinnati Reds

C

7.

Dick Groat

St. Louis Cardinals

SS

Larry Jackson

Chicago Cubs

P

8.

Julian Javier

St. Louis Cardinals

2B

Replaced Mazeroski

Sandy Koufax

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Did Not Pitch

Juan Marichal

San Francisco Giants

P

Did Not Pitch

4.

Willie Mays

San Francisco Giants

OF

M.V.P.

Bill Mazeroski

Pittsburgh Pirates

2B

Replaced - Injury

Willie McCovey

San Francisco Giants

OF

Stan Musial

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

9.

Jim O'Toole

Cincinnati Reds

P

Starting Pitcher

Ron Santo

Chicago Cubs

3B

Duke Snider

New York Mets

OF

Warren Spahn

Milwaukee Braves

P

Did Not Pitch

Joe Torre

Milwaukee Braves

C

Did Not Play

3.

Bill White

St. Louis Cardinals

1B

Maury Wills

Los Angeles Dodgers

SS

Did Not Play

Hal Woodeshick

Houston Colt .45s

P

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

1963 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Bob Allison

Minnesota Twins

OF

Luis Aparicio

Baltimore Orioles

SS

Steve Barber

Baltimore Orioles

P

Replaced - Injury

6.

Earl Battey

Minnesota Twins

C

Jim Bouton

New York Yankees

P

Jim Bunning

Detroit Tigers

P

1.

Nellie Fox

Chicago White Sox

2B

Mudcat Grant

Cleveland Indians

P

Did Not Pitch

Elston Howard

New York Yankees

C

3.

Al Kaline

Detroit Tigers

OF

Harmon Killebrew

Minnesota Twins

OF

Don Leppert

Washington Senators

C

Did Not Play

4.

Frank Malzone

Boston Red Sox

3B

Mickey Mantle

New York Yankees

OF

Injured

9.

Ken McBride

Los Angeles Angels

P

Starting Pitcher

Bill Monbouquette

Boston Red Sox

P

Replaced Barber

2.

Albie Pearson

Los Angeles Angels

OF

7.

Joe Pepitone

New York Yankees

1B

Juan Pizarro

Chicago White Sox

P

Dick Radatz

Boston Red Sox

P

Bobby Richardson

New York Yankees

2B

Brooks Robinson

Baltimore Orioles

3B

Norm Siebern

Kansas City Athletics

1B-OF

Did Not Play

Tom Tresh

New York Yankees

OF

8.

Zoilo Versalles

Minnesota Twins

SS

5.

Leon Wagner

Los Angeles Angels

OF

Carl Yastrzemski

Boston Red Sox

OF

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



Willie Mays won the first unified All-Star Most Valuable Player Award not due to his one hit, but due to his two runs driven in, two runs scores, two stolen bases, and a magnificent defensive catch in the eighth inning robbing Joe Pepitone of extra bases.

The National League would go on to win the next eight All-Star Games, lose one, then win eleven more! Are they a dominant league? Was it junior circuit bad luck? Express your opinion in our forums today.

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