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The 1968 All-Star Game was held on Tuesday, July 9, 1968. The National League won the thirty-ninth midsummer classic by a score of 1 to 0. The game was held at Astrodome in Houston, TX in front of 48,321 fans. The MVP was Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants.

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[edit] The Teams

[edit] American League

The American League team was led by manager Dick Williams and coaches Cal Ermer and Mayo Smith.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Joe Azcue Cleveland Indians C
Gary Bell Boston Red Sox P replaced Santiago, did not play
Bert Campaneris Oakland Athletics SS
Rod Carew Minnesota Twins 2B Fan's Selection
Bill Freehan Detroit Tigers C Fan's Selection
Jim Fregosi California Angels SS Fan's Selection
Ken Harrelson Boston Red Sox OF
Willie Horton Detroit Tigers OF Fan's Selection
Frank Howard Washington Senators OF Fan's Selection
Tommy John Chicago White Sox P
Davey Johnson Baltimore Orioles 2B
Duane Josephson Chicago White Sox C
Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins 1B Fan's Selection
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees OF
Sam McDowell Cleveland Indians P
Denny McLain Detroit Tigers P
Rick Monday Oakland Athletics OF
Blue Moon Odom Oakland Athletics P
Tony Oliva Minnesota Twins OF
Boog Powell Baltimore Orioles 1B
Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 3B Fan's Selection
Jose Santiago Boston Red Sox P replaced due to injury
Mel Stottlemyre New York Yankees P
Luis Tiant Cleveland Indians P Fan's Selection
Don Wert Detroit Tigers 3B
Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox OF Fan's Selection

[edit] National League

The National League team was led by manager Red Schoendienst and coaches Dave Bristol and Herman Franks.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves OF Fan's Selection
Gene Alley Pittsburgh Pirates SS replaced due to injury
Felipe Alou Atlanta Braves OF
Matty Alou Pittsburgh Pirates OF
Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds C
Leo Cardenas Cincinnati Reds SS replaced Alley
Steve Carlton St. Louis Cardinals P
Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers P Fan's Selection
Curt Flood St. Louis Cardinals OF Fan's Selection
Woodie Fryman Philadelphia Phillies P did not play
Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals P did not play
Jerry Grote New York Mets C Fan's Selection
Tom Haller Los Angeles Dodgers C
Tommy Helms Cincinnati Reds 2B Fan's Selection
Julian Javier St. Louis Cardinals 2B
Don Kessinger Chicago Cubs SS Fan's Selection
Jerry Koosman New York Mets P
Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants P
Willie Mays San Francisco Giants OF
Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 1B Fan's Selection
Tony Perez Cincinnati Reds 3B
Ron Reed Atlanta Braves P
Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds OF Fan's Selection replaced due to injury
Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 3B Fan's Selection
Tom Seaver New York Mets P
Rusty Staub Houston Astros 1B
Billy Williams Chicago Cubs OF replaced Rose

[edit] The Game

[edit] Starting Lineups

American League Batting
Order
National League
Player Position Team Player Position Team
Jim Fregosi SS California Angels 1 Willie Mays OF San Francisco Giants
Rod Carew 2B Minnesota Twins 2 Curt Flood OF St. Louis Cardinals
Carl Yastrzemski OF Boston Red Sox 3 Willie McCovey 1B San Francisco Giants
Frank Howard OF Washington Senators 4 Hank Aaron OF Atlanta Braves
Willie Horton OF Detroit Tigers 5 Ron Santo 3B Chicago Cubs
Harmon Killebrew 1B Minnesota Twins 6 Tommy Helms 2B Cincinnati Reds
Bill Freehan C Detroit Tigers 7 Jerry Grote C New York Mets
Brooks Robinson 3B Baltimore Orioles 8 Don Kessinger SS Chicago Cubs
Luis Tiant P Cleveland Indians 9 Don Drysdale P Los Angeles Dodgers

[edit] Line Score

July 9, 1968 at Astrodome (48321), night game - Retrosheet Boxscore

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
National 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 1 5 0

Pitchers

American: Luis Tiant (L) - Blue Moon Odom - Denny McLain - Sam McDowell - Mel Stottlemyre - Tommy John

National: Don Drysdale (W) - Juan Marichal - Steve Carlton - Tom Seaver - Ron Reed - Jerry Koosman (S)

Home Runs

American: None

National: None

Umpires

HP: Shag Crawford (NL), 1B: Larry Napp (AL), 2B: Mel Steiner (NL), 3B: Bill Kinnamon (AL), LF: Jim Odom (AL), RF: Harry Wendelstedt (NL)

[edit] Further Reading

  • Brendan Bingham: "The 1968 All-Star Game", in Cecilia Tan, ed.: Baseball in the Space Age: Houston since 1961, The National Pastime, SABR, 2014, pp. 46-49.
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