1968 All-Star Game

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1968 All-Star Game Ticket


The 1968 All-Star Game was the 39th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League and the National League. The game was played on July 9, 1968 at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, home of the Houston Astros of the National League. The game resulted in a 1.0 victory for the NL.

For the third consecutive year, the All-Star Game was highlighted by overpowering pitching. The two leagues combined for just eight hits and one run, which was earned by the National League in the first inning on a single, an error, a wild pitch and a double play.

The MVP of the all-star game was Willie Mays

1968 All-Star Game


1968 All-Star Game

1968 All-Star Game
Date July 9th, 1968
Location Astrodome
Attendance 48,321
Time 2:10
Managers Dick Williams (AL)-Red Schoendienst(NL)
MVP Willie Mays

1968 All-Star Game-Line Score

Team 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


1968 All-Star Game-Box Score

American League 0, National League 1

American League National League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Jim Fregosi ss 3 0 1 0 Willie Mays cf 4 1 1 0
Bert Campaneris ss 1 0 0 0 Curt Flood lf 1 0 0 0
Rod Carew 2b 3 0 0 0 Matty Alou lf 1 0 1 0
Davey Johnson 2b 1 0 0 0 Julian Javier 2b 0 0 0 0
Carl Yastrzemski cf-lf 4 0 0 0 Willie McCovey 1b 4 0 0 0
Frank Howard rf 2 0 0 0 Hank Aaron rf 3 0 1 0
Tony Oliva rf 1 0 1 0 Ron Santo 3b 2 0 1 0
Willie Horton lf 2 0 0 0 Tony Perez 3b 0 0 0 0
Joe Azcue c 1 0 0 0 Tommy Helms 2b 3 0 1 0
Duane Josephson c 0 0 0 0 Ron Reed p 0 0 0 0
Harmon Killebrew 1b 1 0 0 0 Jerry Koosman p 0 0 0 0
Boog Powell 1b 2 0 0 0 Jerry Grote c 2 0 0 0
Bill Freehan c 2 0 0 0 Steve Carlton p 0 0 0 0
Denny McLain p 0 0 0 0 c-Rusty Staub ph 1 0 0 0
Sam McDowell p 0 0 0 0 Tom Seaver p 0 0 0 0
e-Mickey Mantle ph 1 0 0 0 Felipe Alou lf 0 0 0 0
Mel Stottlemyre p 0 0 0 0 Don Kessinger ss 2 0 0 0
Tommy John p 0 0 0 0 d-Billy Williams ph 1 0 0 0
Brooks Robinson 3b 2 0 0 0 Leo Cardenas ss 0 0 0 0
Don Wert 3b 1 0 1 0 Don Drysdale p 1 0 0 0
Luis Tiant p 0 0 0 0 Juan Marichal p 0 0 0 0
a-Ken Harrelson ph 1 0 0 0 b-Tom Haller ph-c 2 0 0 0
Blue Moon Odom p 0 0 0 0 Johnny Bench c 0 0 0 0
Rick Monday cf 2 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 30 0 3 0 Total 27 1 5 0
Team 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
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Luis Tiant (L) 2.0 2 1 0 2 2
Blue Moon Odom 2.0 0 0 0 2 2
Denny McLain 2.0 1 0 0 1 2
Sam McDowell 1.0 1 0 0 3 0
Mel Stottlemyre 0.1 0 0 0 1 0
Tommy John 0.2 1 0 0 0 0
Total 8.0 5 1 0 9 6
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Don Drysdale (W) 3.0 1 0 0 0 0
Juan Marichal 2.0 0 0 0 0 3
Steve Carlton 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Tom Seaver 2.0 2 0 0 0 5
Ron Reed 0.2 0 0 0 0 1
Jerry Koosman (SV) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 3 0 0 0 11

1968 All-Star Game

a: Flied out for Tiant in 3rd inning.
b: Flied out for Marichal in 5th inning.
c: Popped out for Carlton in 6th inning.
d: Flied out for Kessinger in 6th inning.
e: Struck out for McDowell in 8th inning.


AL-2B: D Wert (1, off T Seaver); J Fregosi (1, off D Drysdale); T Oliva (1, off T Seaver). TB: T Oliva 2; J Fregosi 2; D Wert 2. Team LOB: 3. With RISP: 0 for 5. Fielding DP: 2. R Carew-J Fregosi-H Killebrew; D Johnson-B Powell. E: L Tiant (1).

NL-2B: T Helms (1, off L Tiant). TB: T Helms 2; W Mays; R Santo; H Aaron; M Alou. GIDP: T Helms (1); W McCovey (1). Team LOB: 8. With RISP: 0 for 9. Baserunning SB: H Aaron (1, 2nd base off D McLain/J Azcue). Pickoffs: W Mays (1st base by L Tiant).

Balks: None. WP: L Tiant (1). HBP: None. IBB: None. Pickoffs: L Tiant (0; W Mays, 1st base).

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Larry Napp, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Bill Kinnamon, LF - Jim Odom, RF - Harry Wendelstedt. Time of Game: 2:10. Attendance: 48,321. Weather: 72 F, In Dome.

1968 All-Star Game


1968 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Joe Azcue Cleveland Indians c -
Gary Bell Boston Red Sox p Replaced Santiago
Bert Campaneris Oakland Athletics ss -
Rod Carew Minnesota Twins 2b Starter
Bill Freehan Detroit Tigers c Starter
Jim Fregosi California Angels ss Starter
Ken Harrelson Boston Red Sox of -
Willie Horton Detroit Tigers of Starter
Frank Howard Washington Senators of Starter
Tommy John Chicago White Sox p -
Davey Johnson Baltimore Orioles 2b -
Duane Josephson Chicago White Sox c -
Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins 1b Starter
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 Chicago White Sox 3b Starter
Jose Santiago Boston Red Sox p Replaced-Injured
Mel Stottlemyre New York Yankees p -
Luis Tiant Cleveland Indians p Starter
Don Wert Detroit Tigers 3b -
Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox of Starter

1968 All-Star Game


1968 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves of Starter
Gene Alley Pittsburgh Pirates ss Replaced-Injured
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 Starter
Curt Flood St. Louis Cardinals of Starter
Woodie Fryman Philadelphia Phillies p Did not Play
Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals p Did not Play
Jerry Grote New York Mets c Starter
Tom Haller Los Angeles Dodgers c -
Tommy Helms Cincinnati Reds 2b Starter
Julian Javier St. Louis Cardinals 2b -
Don Kessinger Chicago Cubs ss Starter
Jerry Koosman New York Mets p -
Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants p -
Willie Mays San Francisco Giants of Starter/M.V.P
Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 1b Starter
Tony Perez Cincinnati Reds p -
Ron Reed Atlanta Braves p -
Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds of Replaced-Injured
Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 3b Starter
Tom Seaver New York Mets p -
Rusty Staub Houston Astros 1b -
Billy Williams Chicago Cubs of Replaced-Rose

1968 All-Star Game