1963 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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1963 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 6 0
American League 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 1
Venue Cleveland Municipal Stadium
City Cleveland, Ohio
Managers National League - Alvin Dark (SAN)
American League - Ralph Houk (NYY)
Television NBC
TV announcers Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola
Radio NBC
Radio announcers Bob Neal and George Bryson
1962 (second game) Major League Baseball All-Star Game 1964 >

The 1963 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 34th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held in Cleveland, Ohio, at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, home of the American Leagues Cleveland Indians. The game was won by the National League 5–3.

From 1959 to 1962, baseball experimented with a pair of All-Star Games per year. That ended with this 1963 game, which also marked the 30th anniversary of the inaugural All-Star Game played in Chicago in 1933.

Scoring summary[edit]

The teams traded runs in the second inning. Willie Mays drew a walk off Ken McBride, stole second and scored on a Dick Groat single. The AL tied the score when Jim O'Toole gave up a Leon Wagner single, hit Zoilo Versalles with a pitch and surrendered an RBI hit to his pitching counterpart, McBride.

In the third, both sides scored twice. Behind 3-1, the AL struck back on a double by Albie Pearson and singles by Frank Malzone and Earl Battey to tie it at 3-all.

The NL scratched out a run off Jim Bunning in the fifth to regain the lead, then made it 5-3 in the eighth when Bill White singled off Dick Radatz, stole second and scored on a Ron Santo single. Don Drysdale closed it out in the eighth and ninth, retiring Bobby Richardson on a game-ending double play.

Rosters[edit]

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

x - injured

y - replacement for injured player

Note: Bill Mazeroski was selected for the starting lineup, but did not play due to injury. Julián Javier took his spot in the starting batting order.

Game[edit]

Starting lineups[edit]

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Tommy Davis Dodgers LF 1 Nellie Fox White Sox 2B
2 Hank Aaron Braves RF 2 Albie Pearson Angels CF
3 Bill White Cardinals 1B 3 Al Kaline Tigers RF
4 Willie Mays Giants CF 4 Frank Malzone Red Sox 3B
5 Ed Bailey Giants C 5 Leon Wagner Angels LF
6 Ken Boyer Cardinals 3B 6 Earl Battey Twins C
7 Dick Groat Cardinals SS 7 Joe Pepitone Yankees 1B
8 Julián Javier Cardinals 2B 8 Zoilo Versalles Twins SS
9 Jim O'Toole Reds P 9 Ken McBride Angels P

Umpires[edit]

Position Umpire
Home Plate Hank Soar
First Base Bill Jackowski
Second Base Al Smith[1]
Third Base Paul Pryor
Left Field Bill Haller
Right Field Doug Harvey

Game Summary[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 6 0
American 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 1
WP: Larry Jackson (1-0)   LP: Jim Bunning (0-1)

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