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

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 up 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]

1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game)
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DateJuly 30, 1962
VenueWrigley Field
CityChicago, Illinois
MVPLeon Wagner (LAA)
TV announcersVin Scully and Curt Gowdy
Radio announcersJack Quinlan and George Kell


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


Starting lineups

American LeagueNational League
1Rich RollinsTwins3B1Dick GroatPiratesSS
2Billy MoranAngels2B2Roberto ClementePiratesRF
3Roger MarisYankeesCF3Willie MaysGiantsCF
4Rocky ColavitoTigersRF4Orlando CepedaGiants1B
5Jim GentileOrioles1B5Tommy DavisDodgersLF
6Earl BatteyTwinsC6Ken BoyerCardinals3B
7Leon WagnerAngelsLF7Del CrandallBravesC
8Luis AparicioWhite SoxSS8Bill MazeroskiPirates2B
9Dave StenhouseSenatorsP9Johnny PodresDodgersP


Home PlateJocko Conlan (NL)
First BaseBill McKinley (AL)
Second BaseKen Burkhart (NL)
Third BaseJohn Rice (AL)
Left FieldAl Forman (NL)
Right FieldBill Kinnamon (AL)

Game summary

Monday, July 30, 1962 1:00 pm (CT) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
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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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