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 ]
italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
National League [ edit ]
American League [ edit ]
x - injured
y - replacement for injured player
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.
Starting lineups [ edit ]
Umpires [ edit ]
Game Summary [ edit ]
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