1965 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1965 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 36th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was played on July 13, 1965, at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota. The game resulted in a 6–5 victory for the NL.

1965 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
National League3200001006110
American League000140000580
DateJuly 13, 1965
VenueMetropolitan Stadium
CityBloomington, Minnesota
MVPJuan Marichal (SF)
TV announcersJack Buck and Joe Garagiola
Radio announcersHerb Carneal and Bob Prince

Game summary

Traditionally, the managers of the winning pennant baseball teams of the previous year would have managed their respective leagues. However, with the firing of 1964 Yankees manager Yogi Berra, and the resignation of '64 Cardinals manager Johnny Keane (who then managed the Yankees), the second place managers (Al López of the White Sox and Gene Mauch of the Phillies) would manage their respective teams. In the National League, there had been a tie for second place, but Reds manager Fred Hutchinson had died in November 1964, making it unnecessary to break the tie.

After only five batters, the National League owned a 3–0 lead. Willie Mays hit a leadoff home run to left field off Milt Pappas, followed by a Willie Stargell single and a two-run Joe Torre homer.

Stargell's two-run homer in the second inning off Mudcat Grant made it 5–0. The NL was coasting until a four-run fifth inning against Jim Maloney, which included a pair of two-run homers by Dick McAuliffe and Harmon Killebrew, tying the game at 5-all.

The winning run scored in the seventh versus Sam McDowell on a walk to Mays, single by Hank Aaron, ground out by Roberto Clemente and infield hit by Ron Santo. Saving the game for the NL with two innings of relief was Bob Gibson, who, with Tony Oliva in scoring position after a ninth-inning double, struck out Killebrew and Joe Pepitone to end the game.

Attendance was announced as 46,706.

NL Starter Juan Marichal was named the game's MVP.

National League roster

The National League roster included 13 future Hall of Famers.


PDon DrysdaleDodgers
PSammy EllisReds
PTurk FarrellAstros
PBob GibsonCardinals
PSandy KoufaxDodgers
PJim MaloneyReds
PJuan MarichalGiantsstarter, MVP
PBob VealePirates

Position players

CJohnny EdwardsReds
CJoe TorreBravesstarter
1BErnie BanksCubsstarter
1BEd KranepoolMets
2BCookie RojasPhillies
2BPete RoseRedsstarter
3BRichie AllenPhilliesstarter
3BRon SantoCubs
SSLeo CárdenasReds
SSMaury WillsDodgersstarter
OFHank AaronBravesstarter
OFJohnny CallisonPhillies
OFRoberto ClementePirates
OFWillie MaysGiantsstarter
OFFrank RobinsonReds
OFWillie StargellPiratesstarter
OFBilly WilliamsCubs

Coaching staff

ManagerGene MauchPhillies
CoachBobby BraganBraves
CoachDick SislerReds

American League roster

The American League roster included 7 future Hall of Famers.


PEddie FisherWhite Sox
PMudcat GrantTwins
PBob LeeAngels
PSam McDowellIndians
PJohn O'DonoghueAthletics
PMilt PappasOriolesstarter
PPete RichertSenators
PMel StottlemyreYankees

Position players

CEarl BatteyTwinsstarter
CBill FreehanTigers
CElston HowardYankees
1BHarmon KillebrewTwinsstarter
1BJoe PepitoneYankeesReplaced Skowron
1BMoose SkowronWhite Soxinjured
2BFélix MantillaRed Soxstarter
2BBobby RichardsonYankees
3BMax AlvisIndians
3BBrooks RobinsonOriolesstarter
SSDick McAuliffeTigersstarter
SSZoilo VersallesTwins
OFRocky ColavitoIndiansstarter
OFVic DavalilloIndiansstarter
OFJimmie HallTwins
OFWillie HortonTigersstarter
OFAl KalineTigers
OFMickey MantleYankeesinjured
OFTony OlivaTwinsReplaced Mantle
OFCarl YastrzemskiRed Sox

Coaching staff

ManagerAl LópezWhite Sox
CoachDon GutteridgeWhite Sox
CoachSam MeleTwins


Starting lineups

National LeagueAmerican League
1Willie MaysGiantsCF1Dick McAuliffeTigersSS
2Hank AaronBravesRF2Brooks RobinsonOrioles3B
3Willie StargellPiratesLF3Harmon KillebrewTwins1B
4Richie AllenPhillies3B4Rocky ColavitoIndiansRF
5Joe TorreBravesC5Willie HortonTigersLF
6Ernie BanksCubs1B6Felix MantillaRed Sox2B
7Pete RoseReds2B7Vic DavalilloIndiansCF
8Maury WillsDodgersSS8Earl BatteyTwinsC
9Juan MarichalGiantsP9Milt PappasOriolesP


Home PlateJohn Stevens (AL)
First BaseLee Weyer (NL)
Second BaseLou DiMuro (AL)
Third BaseBilly Williams (NL)
Left FieldBill Valentine (AL)
Right FieldJohn Kibler (NL)

Line score

Tuesday, July 13, 1965 1:00 pm (CT) at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota
National League3200001006110
American League000140000580
WP: Sandy Koufax (1-0)   LP: Sam McDowell (0-1)   Sv: Bob Gibson (1)
Home runs:
NL: Willie Mays (1), Joe Torre (1), Willie Stargell (1)
AL: Dick McAuliffe (1), Harmon Killebrew (1)
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.