1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game)

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1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 2 9 10 0
National League 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 4 10 4
DateJuly 30, 1962
VenueWrigley Field
CityChicago, Illinois
MVPLeon Wagner (LAA)
Ceremonial first pitchJohn F. Kennedy
TV announcersVin Scully and Curt Gowdy
Radio announcersJack Quinlan and George Kell

The second 1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 33rd playing of Major League Baseball's annual midsummer exhibition game. The game took place at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, home of the National League's Chicago Cubs. The American League emerged triumphant as they finally broke out of a five-game slump with nine runs. The nine runs equaled their total for the previous five games. The AL also racked ten hits. Their victory kept the National League from tying the All-Star series at 16–16.[1] The AL also had home runs by Pete Runnels, Leon Wagner and Rocky Colavito.[2] A highlight of the game was the first presentation of the Arch Ward Trophy to the MVPs of each All-Star Game. It was first presented in 1962 as a tribute to Arch Ward, the man who founded the All-Star Game in 1933. That first presentation went to Leon Wagner of the Los Angeles Angels (second game MVP) and to Maury Wills of the Los Angeles Dodgers (first game MVP), because two Midsummer Classics were played.[3]


Ralph Houk's coaching staff included Hank Bauer and Bill Rigney, while Fred Hutchinson's staff included Harry Craft and Birdie Tebbetts.[1]

Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

  1. ^ a b Mickey Mantle was selected to the starting lineup, but did not play. Rocky Colavito took his spot in the starting lineup.
  2. ^ a b Replacement for injured player
  3. ^ a b Replaced due to injury


Starting lineups[edit]

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Rich Rollins Twins 3B 1 Dick Groat Pirates SS
2 Billy Moran Angels 2B 2 Roberto Clemente Pirates RF
3 Roger Maris Yankees CF 3 Willie Mays Giants CF
4 Rocky Colavito Tigers RF 4 Orlando Cepeda Giants 1B
5 Jim Gentile Orioles 1B 5 Tommy Davis Dodgers LF
6 Earl Battey Twins C 6 Ken Boyer Cardinals 3B
7 Leon Wagner Angels LF 7 Del Crandall Braves C
8 Luis Aparicio White Sox SS 8 Bill Mazeroski Pirates 2B
9 Dave Stenhouse Senators P 9 Johnny Podres Dodgers P


Position Umpire
Home Plate Jocko Conlan (NL)
First Base Bill McKinley (AL)
Second Base Ken Burkhart (NL)
Third Base John Rice (AL)
Left Field Al Forman (NL)
Right Field Bill Kinnamon (AL)

Game summary[edit]

Monday, July 30, 1962 1:00 pm (CT) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 2 9 10 0
National League 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 10 4
WP: Ray Herbert (1–0)   LP: Art Mahaffey (0–1)
Home runs:
AL: Pete Runnels (1), Leon Wagner (1), Rocky Colavito (1)
NL: John Roseboro (1)


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