1965 All-Star Game

The American League was once again at a disadvantage as the National League assembled one of the most amazing batting line-ups ever to share an All-Star roster.

It included such legends as Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Willie Stargell, Richie Allen, Joe Torre, Ernie Banks, Pete Rose, Maury Wills, Roberto Clemente and Frank Robinson. Still, the '65 game was close and tied 5-5 in the seventh. Then Sam McDowell walked Mays who went to third on Aaron's single and scored on Ron Santo's infield single. The win gave the National League the lead in the series for the first time (18-17-1).

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"It doesn't matter what he (Juan Marichal) throws; when he's got it, he beats you." - Roberto Clemente

1965 All-Star Game

1965 All-Star Game Program

1965 All-Star Official Program

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

1965 All-Star Game

Line Score

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 11 0
American 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 5 8 0
Juan Marichal
Jim Maloney (4 th )
Don Drysdale (5 th )
Sandy Koufax (W, 6 th )
Turk Farrell (7 th )
Bob Gibson (8 th )
Milt Pappas
Mudcat Grant (2 nd )
Pete Richert (4 th )
Sam McDowell (L, 6 th )
Eddie Fisher (8 th )
Willie Mays (1 st )
Joe Torre (1 st )
Willie Stargell (2 nd )
Dick McAuliffe (5 th )
Harmon Killebrew (5 th )

1965 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

2. Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves OF
4. Dick Allen Philadelphia Phillies 3B
6. Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs 1B
Johnny Callison Philadelphia Phillies OF Did Not Play
Leo Cardenas Cincinnati Reds SS
Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates OF
Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers P
Johnny Edwards Cincinnati Reds C Did Not Play
Sammy Ellis Cincinnati Reds P Did Not Pitch
Turk Farrell Houston Colt .45s P
Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals P
Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers P
Ed Kranepool New York Mets 1B Did Not Play
Jim Maloney Cincinnati Reds P
9. Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants P Starting Pitcher / M.V.P.
1. Willie Mays San Francisco Giants OF
Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds OF
Cookie Rojas Philadelphia Phillies 2B
7. Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 2B
Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 3B
3. Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates OF
5. Joe Torre Milwaukee Braves C
Bob Veale Pittsburgh Pirates P Did Not Pitch
Billy Williams Chicago Cubs OF
8. Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers SS
BOLD = Manager / player / coach choice to start the game.

1965 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Max Alvis Cleveland Indians 3B
8. Earl Battey Minnesota Twins C
4. Rocky Colavito Cleveland Indians OF
7. Vic Davalillo Cleveland Indians OF
Eddie Fisher Chicago White Sox P
Bill Freehan Detroit Tigers C
Mudcat Grant Minnesota Twins P
Jimmie Hall Minnesota Twins OF
5. Willie Horton Detroit Tigers OF
Elston Howard New York Yankees C Did Not Play
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers OF
3. Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins 3B
Bob Lee California Angels P Did Not Pitch
6. Felix Mantilla Boston Red Sox 2B
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees OF Replaced - Injury
1. Dick McAuliffe Detroit Tigers SS
Sam McDowell Cleveland Indians P
John O'Donoghue Kansas City Athletics P Did Not Pitch
Tony Oliva Minnesota Twins OF Replaced Mantle
9. Milt Pappas Baltimore Orioles P Starting Pitcher
Joe Pepitone New York Yankees 1B Replaced Skowron
Bobby Richardson New York Yankees 2B
Pete Richert Washington Senators P
2. Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 3B
Bill Skowron Chicago White Sox 1B Replaced - Injury
Mel Stottlemyre New York Yankees P Did Not Pitch
Zoilo Versalles Minnesota Twins SS
Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox OF Replaced - Injury

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

Game / Box Links: 1965 Box Score | 1965 Play-by-Play
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Fans will long recall the tense moments where Bob Gibson struck out Harmon Killebrew and Joe Pepitone in the ninth inning with a tying run on second base.

The Midsummer Classic started play in 1933 . With this victory, the National League took the lead in wins 18-17 for the first time in All-Star history.

Willie Mays led off the 1965 All-Star Game with a four-hundred fifteen feet home run, was walked twice, then scored the winning run during the seventh inning.

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