ALL-STAR GAME INSIDER
Tuesday, July 15 • 7 p.m.
It doesn’t seem like it lately, but the All-Star Game has a history of dramatic endings. More than 10 percent of the games, nine of the 84 in history, have finished in walk-off fashion (not counting the players walking off to a tie in 2002), and five of them occurred in an 11-year span from 1961 to ’72. The thrilling finishes:
Ted Williams’ famous bottom-of-the-ninth, three-run home run off Claude Passeau in Detroit is still the only time a game turned from defeat to victory on the game’s final play.
Stan Musial led off the bottom of the 12th in Milwaukee with a long blast to right field off Frank Sullivan, one of his six All-Star homers.
The AL led 4-3 in the bottom of the 10th in San Francisco, but it’s not surprising that the NL rallied, considering the Hall of Fame lineup it sent to the plate against Hoyt Wilhelm: Hank Aaron (single), Willie Mays (RBI double), Frank Robinson (hit by pitch) and Roberto Clemente (winning single).
The NL’s four-run ninth in Shea Stadium was capped by Johnny Callison’s three-run blast off Dick Radatz.
|Kansas City - J. Vargas||5:10 PM|
|Cleveland - C. Kluber|
|Toronto - A. Sanchez||5:10 PM|
|Boston - J. Kelly|
|Chicago WSox - H. Noesi||6:05 PM|
|Baltimore - U. Jimenez|
|Tampa Bay - N. Karns||6:05 PM|
|NY Yankees - A. Warren|
|Washington - D. Fister||6:10 PM|
|Atlanta - E. Stults|
|NY Mets - D. Gee||6:10 PM|
|Miami - J. Cosart|
|Milwaukee - J. Nelson||6:10 PM|
|Cincinnati - J. Marquis|
|Pittsburgh - V. Worley||7:05 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - J. Hammel|
|Seattle - T. Walker||7:05 PM|
|Texas - Y. Gallardo|
|Detroit - D. Price||7:10 PM|
|Minnesota - T. Milone|
|Philadelphia - C. Hamels||7:15 PM|
|St. Louis - J. Lackey|
|Colorado - T. Matzek||8:40 PM|
|Arizona - C. Anderson|
|Houston - C. McHugh||9:10 PM|
|San Diego - J. Shields|
|San Francisco - T. Lincecum||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - B. Anderson|
|Tampa Bay||6:00 PM|
|NY Islanders||6:30 PM|