1964 All-Star Game

The 1964 All-Star Game has been described as one of the most exciting ever as the National League came from behind to win in a dramatic ninth-inning rally.

Red Sox ace Dick Radatz was on the mound and had already thrown two hitless innings. Willie Mays, in a tough at-bat, got the walk and then stole second. Orlando Cepeda followed with a soft looper to right field scoring Mays due to a bad Joe Pepitone throw to the plate. Two quick outs and a walk later, Johnny Callison hammered a fast ball into the right field stands scoring three runs, giving the Nationals their sixth win in seven games and finally evening up the series.

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"That homer was the greatest thrill of my life, but I remember thinking that it was only the beginning. It was going to be the Phillies' year. We had everything going our way. Everything." - Johnny Callison

1964 All-Star Game

1964 All-Star Game Program

1964 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number
Date / Box Score
Shea Stadium
Attendance ( Rank )
Starting Pitchers

1964 All-Star Game

Line Score

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 9 1
National 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 7 8 0
Dean Chance
John Wyatt (4th)
Camilo Pascaul (5th)
Dick Radatz (L, 7th)
Don Drysdale
Jim Bunning (4th)
Chris Short (6th)
Turk Farrell (7th)
Juan Marichal (W, 9th)
Billy Williams (4th)
Ken Boyer (4th)
Johnny Callison (9th)

1964 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

5. Bob Allison Minnesota Twins 1B
Luis Aparicio Baltimore Orioles SS Replaced - Injury
Eddie Bressoud Boston Red Sox SS Replaced Aparicio
9. Dean Chance Los Angeles Angels P Starting Pitcher
Rocky Colavito Kansas City Athletics OF Replaced Kaline
Whitey Ford New York Yankees P Did Not Pitch
Bill Freehan Detroit Tigers C Did Not Play
1. Jim Fregosi Los Angeles Angels SS
Jimmie Hall Minnesota Twins OF
Chuck Hinton Washington Senators OF
8. Elston Howard New York Yankees C
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers OF Replaced - Injury
4. Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins OF
Jack Kralick Cleveland Indians P Did Not Pitch
Jerry Lumpe Detroit Tigers 2B Did Not Play
Frank Malzone Boston Red Sox 3B Did Not Play
3. Mickey Mantle New York Yankees OF
2. Tony Oliva Minnesota Twins OF
Camilo Pascaul Minnesota Twins P
Joe Pepitone New York Yankees 1B
Gary Peters Chicago White Sox P Did Not Pitch
Juan Pizarro Chicago White Sox P Did Not Pitch
Dick Radatz Boston Red Sox P
7. Bobby Richardson New York Yankees 2B
6. Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 3B
Norm Siebern Baltimore Orioles 1B
John Wyatt Kansas City Athletics P
BOLD = Manager / player / coach choice to start the game.

1964 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves OF
6. Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals 3B
Jim Bunning Philadelphia Phillies P
Smoky Burgess Pittsburgh Pirates C Did Not Play
Johnny Callison Philadelphia Phillies OF M.V.P.
Leo Cardenas Cincinnati Reds SS
5. Orlando Cepeda San Francisco Giants 1B
1. Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates OF
9. Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers P Starting Pitcher
Johnny Edwards Cincinnati Reds C
Dick Ellsworth Chicago Cubs P Did Not Pitch
Turk Farrell Houston Colt .45s P
Curt Flood St. Louis Cardinals OF
2. Dick Groat St. Louis Cardinals SS
8. Ron Hunt New York Mets 2B
Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers P Did Not Pitch
Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants P
4. Willie Mays San Francisco Giants OF
Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Did Not Play
Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 3B Did Not Play
Chris Short Philadelphia Phillies P
Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates OF
7. Joe Torre Milwaukee Braves C
Bill White St. Louis Cardinals 1B
3. Billy Williams Chicago Cubs OF

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

Audio Moment: Callison HR
Game / Box Links: 1964 Box Score | 1964 Play-by-Play
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The victory by the National League during the 1964 All-Star Game made the series history tied at seventeen win apiece.

Did you know that this was the first Midsummer Classic played in Shea Stadium?

The dramatic Johnny Callison home run off ace closer Dick Radatz earned him his first and only All-Star Most Valuable Player Award .

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