1966 All-Star Game

The top story of the 1966 All-Star Game had nothing to do with baseball. It was the blistering one hundred five-degree game time temperature. Spectators in St. Louis' Busch Stadium were passing out in the stands and smelling salts and oxygen were required in the dugouts. Despite these intense conditions, the game went on as scheduled, although no one wanted to spend much time on the field.

The American League took a 1-0 lead against Sandy Koufax in the second when Brooks Robinson hit a one-out liner to left and wound up with a triple when Hank Aaron let the ball slip past him. Robinson scored a few moments later on a wild pitch.

The National League tied it against Jim Kaat in the fourth on singles by Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente and Ron Santo. As the game went into extra innings, Tim McCarver singled against Pete Richert. Then after Ron Hunt sacrificed, Maury Wills singled to right driving in the winning run. Some joked that Wills had saved many lives by holding the 100+ degree game to only ten innings.

"Casey (Stengel), what do you think about the new stadium?" - Bernie McCoy of the Globe Democrat who received the following answer, "Well, I'll tell ya, young fella, it sure seems to hold the heat real good."
1966 All-Star Game

1966 All-Star Game

Game Number

38

Date / Box Score

Location

Busch Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

49,936

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

1966 All-Star Game

Line Score

League

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E

American

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0

National

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

Denny McLain
Jim Kaat (4th)
Mel Stottlemyre (6th)
Sonny Siebert (8th)
Pete Richert (L, 10th)

Sandy Koufax
Jim Bunning (4th)
Juan Marichal (6th)
Gaylord Perry (W, 9th)
-

None

None

1966 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Tommie Agee

Chicago White Sox

OF

Steve Barber

Baltimore Orioles

P

Did Not Pitch

Earl Battey

Minnesota Twins

C

Gary Bell

Cleveland Indians

P

Did Not Pitch

Norm Cash

Detroit Tigers

1B

Rocky Colavito

Cleveland Indians

OF

Andy Etchebarren

Baltimore Orioles

C

7.

Bill Freehan

Detroit Tigers

C

Jim Fregosi

California Angels

SS

Catfish Hunter

Kansas City Athletics

P

Jim Kaat

Minnesota Twins

P

2.

Al Kaline

Detroit Tigers

OF

Harmon Killebrew

Minnesota Twins

3B

8.

Bobby Knoop

California Angels

2B

1.

Dick McAuliffe

Detroit Tigers

SS

Sam McDowell

Cleveland Indians

P

Replaced - Injury

9.

Denny McLain

Detroit Tigers

P

Starting Pitcher

4.

Tony Oliva

Minnesota Twins

OF

Bobby Richardson

New York Yankees

2B

Pete Richert

Washington Senators

P

5.

Brooks Robinson

Baltimore Orioles

3B

M.V.P.

3.

Frank Robinson

Baltimore Orioles

OF

6.

George Scott

Boston Red Sox

1B

Sonny Siebert

Cleveland Indians

P

Replaced McDowell

Mel Stottlemyre

New York Yankees

P

Carl Yastrzemski

Boston Red Sox

OF

Did Not Play

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

1966 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

3.

Hank Aaron

Atlanta Braves

OF

Dick Allen

Philadelphia Phillies

OF

Felipe Alou

Atlanta Braves

1B

Did Not Play

Jim Bunning

Philadelphia Phillies

P

8.

Leo Cardenas

Cincinnati Reds

SS

2.

Roberto Clemente

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

Curt Flood

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

Bob Gibson

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Replaced - Injury

Tom Haller

San Francisco Giants

C

Did Not Play

Jim Ray Hart

San Francisco Giants

3B

Ron Hunt

New York Mets

2B

9.

Sandy Koufax

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Starting Pitcher

7.

Jim Lefebvre

Los Angeles Dodgers

2B

Juan Marichal

San Francisco Giants

P

1.

Willie Mays

San Francisco Giants

OF

Tim McCarver

St. Louis Cardinals

C

Billy McCool

Cincinnati Reds

P

Did Not Pitch

4.

Willie McCovey

San Francisco Giants

1B

Joe Morgan

Houston Astros

2B

Injured

Gaylord Perry

San Francisco Giants

P

Claude Raymond

Houston Astros

P

Phil Regan

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Replaced Gibson

5.

Ron Santo

Chicago Cubs

3B

Willie Stargell

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

6.

Joe Torre

Atlanta Braves

C

Bob Veale

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

Did Not Play

Maury Wills

Los Angeles Dodgers

SS

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



Did you know that this was the first All-Star Game ever played at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis?

Denny McLain pitched three perfect innings during this game and both him and Jim Kaat would finish the 1966 season with at least twenty wins each.

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