1966 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1966 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 37th 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 12, 1966, at then-new Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

1966 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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DateJuly 12, 1966
VenueBusch Memorial Stadium
CitySt. Louis, Missouri
MVPBrooks Robinson (BAL)
Attendance50,000 (49,936)
Ceremonial first pitchVice President Hubert Humphrey
TV announcersCurt Gowdy and Pee Wee Reese
Radio announcersJim Simpson and Tony Kubek

The 10-inning contest which was played on a memorably hot and humid afternoon in St. Louis, with a game-time temperature of 103 °F (39 °C) resulted in a 2–1 victory for the NL.[1]

Game summary

The teams managed just six hits apiece in a 10-inning game. A triple by Brooks Robinson in the second inning off Sandy Koufax was followed by a wild pitch, giving the American Leaguers a 1–0 lead. It turned out to be their only run.

The NL tied the score in the fourth against Jim Kaat on singles by Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente and Ron Santo. There would be no more runs until the 10th. Winning pitcher Gaylord Perry got out of a two-on, one-out jam by retiring Bobby Richardson on a pop foul and Bill Freehan with a strikeout. Pete Richert, pitching the bottom of the 10th, surrendered a base hit to Tim McCarver, a sacrifice bunt by Ron Hunt and a walk-off single to center by Maury Wills.

Playing the entire 10 innings at third base and getting three of his team's six hits, Brooks Robinson was named the game's most valuable player, even though he was on the losing side.

American League roster

The American League roster included 8 future Hall of Fame players.


PSteve BarberOrioles
PGary BellIndians
PCatfish HunterAthletics
PJim KaatTwins
PSam McDowellIndiansinjured
PDenny McLainTigersstarter
PPete RichertSenators
PSonny SiebertIndiansreplaced McDowell
PMel StottlemyreYankees

Position players

CEarl BatteyTwins
CAndy EtchebarrenOrioles
CBill FreehanTigersstarter
1BNorm CashTigers
1BGeorge ScottRed Soxstarter
2BBobby KnoopAngelsstarter
2BBobby RichardsonYankees
3BHarmon KillebrewTwins
3BBrooks RobinsonOriolesstarter
SSJim FregosiAngels
SSDick McAuliffeTigersstarter
OFTommie AgeeWhite Sox
OFRocky ColavitoIndians
OFAl KalineTigersstarter
OFTony OlivaTwinsstarter
OFFrank RobinsonOriolesstarter
OFCarl YastrzemskiRed Sox

Coaching staff

ManagerSam MeleTwins
CoachHank BauerOrioles
CoachBirdie TebbettsIndians

National League roster

The National League roster included 14 future Hall of Fame players & coaches.


PJim BunningPhillies
PBob GibsonCardinalsinjured
PSandy KoufaxDodgersstarter
PJuan MarichalGiants
PBilly McCoolReds
PGaylord PerryGiants
PClaude RaymondAstros
PPhil ReganDodgersreplaced Gibson
PBob VealePirates

Position players

CTom HallerGiants
CTim McCarverCardinals
CJoe TorreBravesstarter
1BFelipe AlouBraves
1BWillie McCoveyGiantsstarter
2BRon HuntMets
2BJim LefebvreDodgersstarter
2BJoe MorganAstrosinjured
3BJim Ray HartGiants
3BRon SantoCubsstarter
SSLeo CárdenasRedsstarter
SSMaury WillsDodgers
OFHank AaronBravesstarter
OFDick AllenPhillies
OFRoberto ClementePiratesstarter
OFCurt FloodCardinals
OFWillie MaysGiantsstarter
OFWillie StargellPirates

Coaching staff

ManagerWalter AlstonDodgers
CoachHerman FranksGiants
CoachHarry WalkerPirates


Starting lineups

American LeagueNational League
1Dick McAuliffeTigersSS1Willie MaysGiantsCF
2Al KalineTigersCF2Roberto ClementePiratesRF
3Frank RobinsonOriolesLF3Hank AaronBravesLF
4Tony OlivaTwinsRF4Willie McCoveyGiants1B
5Brooks RobinsonOrioles3B5Ron SantoCubs3B
6George ScottRed Sox1B6Joe TorreBravesC
7Bill FreehanTigersC7Jim LefebvreDodgers2B
8Bobby KnoopAngels2B8Leo CárdenasRedsSS
9Denny McLainTigersP9Sandy KoufaxDodgersP


Home PlateAl Barlick (NL)
First BaseFrank Umont (AL)
Second BaseEd Vargo (NL)
Third BaseJim Honochick (AL)
Left FieldBob Engel (NL)
Right FieldJerry Neudecker (AL)

Line score

Tuesday, July 12, 1966 1:00 pm (CT) at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri
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WP: Gaylord Perry (1-0)   LP: Pete Richert (0-1)


  1. Hummel, Rick (July 12, 2019). "July 12, 1966: Brand-new Busch Stadium becomes a torture chamber in 103-degree heat at All-Star Game". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
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