1970 All-Star Game

The American League entered the 1970's determined to break the embarrassing seven-game losing streak that had plagued them throughout the previous decade.

American League manager Earl Weaver anticipated strong pitching as their best chance against the National League's power hitters. It appeared to be working as a pitcher's duel dominated the majority of the game. Finally, the streak appeared to be a bad memory as the American League took a 4-1 lead going into the bottom of the ninth.

Then it happened... The National League hooked into Catfish Hunter, who gave up a lead-off home run to Dick Dietz. Singles by the next three batters followed and a Roberto Clemente sacrifice put the game into extra innings. In the bottom of the twelfth, Pete Rose singled, then went to second on another single by Billy Grabarkewitz. Jim Hickman lined a single to center and Amos Otis charged the ball, firing a rocket to the plate for a play on Rose. Fosse tried mightily to block the plate, but Rose was determined to score and it was no contest. He bowled over Fosse, who was dazed by the collision, and scored the winning run.

A new decade had begun, but the same results echoed on. Once again, the National League had come from behind to snatch another victory from the Americans.

"If I have my choice between a pennant and a triple crown, I'll take the pennant every time." - Carl Yastrzemski in The Boston Red Sox (Team Spirit) (Mark Stewart, Norwood House Press, 08/15/2006, Page 38)
1970 All-Star Game

1970 All Star Game With Pete Rose & Ray Fosse

Game Number

41

Date / Box Score

Location

Riverfront Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

51,838

1 st Pitch

President Richard Nixon

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Earl Weaver

Coaches

Kefty Phillips

1970 All-Star Game

Line Score

League

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E

American

0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 12 0

National

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 5 10 0

Jim Palmer
Sam McDowell (4 th )
Jim Perry (7 th )
Catfish Hunter (9 th )
Fritz Peterson (9 th )
Mel Stottlemyre (9 th )
Clyde Wright (L, 11 th )

Tom Seaver
Jim Merritt (4 th )
Gaylord Perry (6 th )
Bob Gibson (8 th )
Claude Osteen (W, 10 th )
-
-

None

Dick Dietz (9 th )

1970 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Sandy Alomar

California Angels

2B

1.

Luis Aparicio

Chicago White Sox

SS

Rod Carew

Minnesota Twins

2B

Injured

Mike Cuellar

Baltimore Orioles

P

Did Not Pitch

Ray Fosse

Cleveland Indians

C

8.

Bill Freehan

Detroit Tigers

C

Jim Fregosi

California Angels

SS

Tommy Harper

Milwaukee Brewers

3B

Willie Horton

Detroit Tigers

OF

6.

Frank Howard

Washington Senators

OF

Catfish Hunter

Oakland Athletics

P

Alex Johnson

California Angels

OF

7.

Davey Johnson

Baltimore Orioles

2B

5.

Harmon Killebrew

Minnesota Twins

3B

Sam McDowell

Cleveland Indians

P

Dave McNally

Baltimore Orioles

P

Jerry Moses

Boston Red Sox

C

Did Not Play

Tony Oliva

Minnesota Twins

OF

Amos Otis

Kansas City Royals

OF

9.

Jim Palmer

Baltimore Orioles

P

Starting Pitcher

Jim Perry

Minnesota Twins

P

Fritz Peterson

New York Yankees

P

4.

Boog Powell

Baltimore Orioles

1B

Brooks Robinson

Baltimore Orioles

3B

3.

Frank Robinson

Baltimore Orioles

OF

Mel Stottlemyre

New York Yankees

P

Roy White

New York Yankees

OF

Did Not Play

Clyde Wright

California Angels

P

2.

Carl Yastrzemski

Boston Red Sox

OF

BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).

1970 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

3.

Hank Aaron

Atlanta Braves

OF

2.

Dick Allen

St. Louis Cardinals

1B

8.

Glenn Beckert

Chicago Cubs

2B

6.

Johnny Bench

Cincinnati Reds

C

5.

Rico Carty

Atlanta Braves

OF

Roberto Clemente

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

Dick Dietz

San Francisco Giants

C

Cito Gaston

San Diego Padres

OF

Bob Gibson

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Billy Grabarkewitz

Los Angeles Dodgers

3B

Bud Harrelson

New York Mets

SS

Jim Hickman

Chicago Cubs

1B

Joe Hoerner

Philadelphia Phillies

P

Did Not Pitch

7.

Don Kessinger

Chicago Cubs

SS

1.

Willie Mays

San Francisco Giants

OF

Willie McCovey

San Francisco Giants

1B

Denis Menke

Houston Astros

2B

Jim Merritt

Cincinnati Reds

P

Felix Millan

Atlanta Braves

2B

Injured

Joe Morgan

Houston Astros

2B

Claude Osteen

Los Angels Dodgers

P

4.

Tony Perez

Cincinnati Reds

3B

Gaylord Perry

San Francisco Giants

P

Pete Rose

Cincinnati Reds

OF

9.

Tom Seaver

New York Mets

P

Starting Pitcher

Wayne Simpson

Cincinnati Reds

P

Did Not Pitch

Rusty Staub

Montreal Expos

OF

Joe Torre

St. Louis Cardinals

C

Hoyt Wilhelm

Atlanta Braves

P

Did Not Pitch

BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).



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