NL All-Stars Turn Up the Heat; Perry Prevails

 

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.

Gaylord Perry picked up the victory by pitching scoreless baseball in the ninth and tenth innings.

San Francisco Giants hurler Gaylord Perry got the victory, tossing scoreless ninth and tenth innings.

The American League All-Stars scored in the top of the second when Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson tripled off National League starter Sandy Koufax. Robinson scored on a wild pitch.

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.

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tim McCarver led off the bottom of the tenth inning with a single and later scored the winning run on a Maury Wills hit off Pete Richert.

Perry was only the fourth pitcher used by the National League, following Koufax (three innings), Jim Bunning (two innings) and Juan Marichal (three innings). The game lasted two hours and 19 minutes.

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