All Star Game Reflections
1962 - President Kennedy through out the first pitch. Stan the Man, playing in his last all-star game, started the game winning rally with a pinch hit single. Maury Wills (the year he stole more than 100 bases) pinch ran and promptly stole second. No homerun derby then - we saw it in batting practice. Willie Mays and Ernie Banks were the only ones to make it to the bleachers in RFK. Johnny Callison blasted a lot over the fense in batting practice and singled in the game. "The Great One" Roberto Clemente had 3 hits. Don Drysdale, who won 25 that year, started for the National League and mowed down the first 7 American Leaguers - then little Luis Aparicio lined a triple to right center. What a great day for a 13 year old to be at the ballpark!
1969 - Tremendous thunderstorm washed out the game the night before. The following day, the National League crushed the American League with Willie McCovey hitting 2 out. Johnny Bench, in his first full season, hit one out and was robbed by YAZ of another. The next day, Charles Finley offered a lot of money to the Reds for Bench - I thing it was $100k. Imagine what Bench would bring today. Learn more about Stargames gutschein.