This Week in 1960s Baseball
(July 12, 1966) In St. Louis, the National League All-Stars edged the American League 2-1, in a game played at Busch Stadium in 105-degree weather.
San Francisco Giants hurler Gaylord Perry got the victory, tossing scoreless ninth and tenth innings.
The National League matched the American League’s run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Willie Mays led off with a single off Jim Kaat and went to second as Roberto Clemente singled behind him. Three batters later, Mays scored on Ron Santo’s RBI hit.
The game remained tied through the ninth inning. Cardinals catcher Tim McCarver singled off Pete Richert to open the inning and advanced to second on Ron Hunt’s sacrifice bunt. Then Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills singled to drive in McCarver. Richert gave up Wills’ game-winning hit and was tagged with the loss.