1970 All-Star Game

Program
1970 All-Star Game Program


The 1970 All-Star Game was the 41st midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League and the National League. The game was played on July 14th, 1970 at the Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, home of the Cincinnati Reds of the National League. The game resulted in a 5-4 victory for the NL.

Brook Robinson's two-run triple gave the American League a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the ninth. But on the strength of a Dick Dietz solo home run, three more singles and a sacrifice fly, the National put up three runs and forced extra innings. That sets the stage for one of the most memorable and controversial plays in All-Star Game history.

After singling in front of the home crowd in Cincinnati and moving tosecond on Billy Grabarewitz's single, Cincinnati's Pete Rose races home on yet another single by Jim Hickman. Without slowing down, Rose barrels into Indians catcher Ray Fosse, jarring the ball loose and giving the National League a 5-4 win.

The MVP of the all-star game was Carl Yastrzemski

1970 All-Star Game


1970 All-Star Game

1970 All-Star Game
Date July 14th, 1970
Location Riverfront Stadium
Attendance 51,838
Time 3:19
Managers Earl Weaver (AL)-Gil Hodges(NL)
MVP Carl Yastrzemski

1970 All-Star Game-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
American 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 12 1
National 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 5 10 0


1970 All-Star Game-Box Score

American League 4, National League 5

American League National League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Luis Aparicio ss 6 0 0 0 Willie Mays cf 3 0 0 0
Carl Yastrzemski cf-1b 6 1 4 1 Gaylord Perry p 0 0 0 0
Frank Robinson rf-lf 3 0 0 0 Willie McCovey ph-1b 2 0 1 1
Willie Horton lf 2 1 2 0 Claude Osteen pr-p 0 0 0 0
Boog Powell 1b 3 0 0 0 Joe Torre ph 1 0 0 0
Amos Otis cf 3 0 0 0 Dick Allen 1b 3 0 0 0
Harmon Killebrew 3b 2 0 1 0 Bob Gibson p 0 0 0 0
Tommy Harper pr 0 0 0 0 Roberto Clemente ph-rf 1 0 0 1
Brooks Robinson 3b 3 1 2 2 Hank Aaron rf 2 0 0 0
Frank Howard lf 2 0 0 0 Pete Rose rf-lf 3 1 1 0
Tony Oliva rf 2 0 1 0 Tony Perez 3b 3 0 0 0
Davey Johnson 2b 5 0 1 0 Billy Grabarkewitz 3b 3 0 1 0
Clyde Wright p 0 0 0 0 Rico Carty lf 1 0 0 0
Bill Freeman c 1 0 0 0 Jim Hickman lf-1b 4 0 1 1
Ray Fosse c 2 1 1 1 Johnny Bench c 3 0 0 0
Jim Palmer p 1 0 0 0 Dick Dietz c 2 1 1 1
Sam McDowell p 0 0 0 0 Don Kessinger ss 2 0 2 0
Alex Johnson ph 1 0 0 0 Bud Harrelson ss 3 2 2 0
Jim Perry p 0 0 0 0 Glenn Beckert 2b 2 0 0 0
Jim Fregosi ph 1 0 0 0 Cito Gaston cf 2 0 0 0
Catfish Hunter p 0 0 0 0 Tom Seaver p 0 0 0 0
Fritz Peterson p 0 0 0 0 Rusty Staub ph 1 0 0 0
Mel Stottlemyre p 0 0 0 0 Jim Merritt p 0 0 0 0
Sandy Alomar 2b 1 0 0 0 Denis Menke ph-2b 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Joe Morgan 2b 2 1 1 0
Total 44 4 12 4 Total 43 5 10 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
American 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 12 1
National 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 5 10 0
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Jim Palmer 3.0 1 0 0 1 3
Sam McDowell 3.0 1 0 0 3 3
Jim Perry 2.0 1 1 1 1 3
Catfish Hunter 0.1 3 3 3 0 0
Fritz Peterson (1-Batter) 0.0 1 0 0 0 0
Mel Stottlemyre (Blown SV) 1.2 3 1 1 0 0
Clyde Wright (L) 1.2 3 1 1 0 0
Total 11.2 10 5 5 5 11
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Tom Seaver 3.0 1 0 0 0 4
Jim Merritt 2.0 1 0 0 0 1
Gaylord Perry 2.0 4 2 2 1 0
Bob Gibson 2.0 3 2 2 1 2
Claude Osteen (W) 3.0 3 0 0 1 0
Total 12.0 12 4 4 3 7

1970 All-Star Game



AL-2B: T Oliva (1, off C Osteen); C Yastrzemski (1, off C Osteen). 3B: B Robinson (1, off B Gibson). SF: R Fosse (1, off G Perry). SH: S McDowell (1, off G Perry). IBB: W Horton (1, by C Osteen). TB: C Yastrzemski 5; B Robinson 4; T Oliva 2; W Horton 2; R Fosse; D Johnson; H Killebrew. GIDP: A Otis (1). RBI: B Robinson 2 (2); C Yastrzemski (1); R Fosse (1). 2-out RBI: B Robinson 2; C Yastrzemski. Team LOB: 9. With RISP: 3 for 10. Fielding DP: 1. D Johnson-C Yastrzemski. Baserunning CS: T Harper (1, 2nd base by J Merritt/J Bench).

NL-HR: D Dietz (1, off C Hunter; 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF). SF: R Clemente (1, off M Stottlemyre). HBP: D Menke (1, by J Perry). TB: D Dietz 4; B Harrelson 2; D Kessinger 2; J Morgan; B Grabarkewitz; W McCovey; P Rose; J Hickman. GIDP: W McCovey (1). RBI: D Dietz (1); J Hickman (1); W McCovey (1); R Clemente (1). 2-out RBI: J Hickman. Team LOB: 10. With RISP: 2 for 9. Fielding DP: 1. B Harrelson-J Morgan-J Hickman.

Balks: None. WP: None. HBP: J Perry (1; D Menke). IBB: C Osteen (1; W Horton). Pickoffs: None.

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Frank Secory, 3B - Bill Haller, LF - Frank Dezelan, RF - Russ Goetz. Time of Game: 3:19. Attendance: 51,838. Field Condition: Dry. Start Time Weather: 80 F, Night, No Precipitation.

1970 All-Star Game


1970 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Sandy Alomar California Angels 2b -
Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox ss Starter
Rod Carew Minnesota Twins 2b Injured
Mike Cuellar Baltimore Orioles p Did not Play
Ray Fosse Cleveland Indians c -
Bill Freehan Detroit Tigers c Starter
Jim Fregosi California Angels ss -
Tommy Harper Milwaukee Brewers 3b -
Willie Horton Detroit Tigers of -
Frank Howard Washington Senators of Starter
Catfish Hunter Oakland Athletics p -
Alex Johnson California Angels of -
Davey Johnson Baltimore Orioles 2b Starter
Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins 3b Starter
Sam McDowell Cleveland Indians p -
Dave McNally Baltimore Orioles p -
Jerry Moses Boston Red Sox c Did not Play
Tony Oliva Minnesota Twins of -
Amos Otis Kansas City Royals of -
Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles p Starter
Jim Perry Minnesota Twins p -
Fritz Peterson New York Yankees p -
Boog Powell Baltimore Orioles 1b Starter
Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 3b -
Frank Robinson Baltimore Orioles of Starter
Mel Stottlemyre New York Yankees p -
Roy White New York Yankees of Did not Play
Clyde Wright California Angels p -
Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox of Starter-MVP

1970 All-Star Game


1970 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves of Starter
Dick Allen St. Louis Cardinals 1b Starter
Glenn Beckert Chicago Cubs 2b Starter
Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds c Starter
Rico Carty Atlanta Braves of Starter
Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates of -
Dick Dietz San Francisco Giants c -
Cito Gaston San Diego Padres of -
Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals p -
Billy Grabarkewitz Los Angeles Dodgers 3b -
Bud Harrelson New York Mets ss -
Jim Hickman Chicago Cubs 1b -
Joe Hoerner Philadelphia Phillies p Did not Play
Don Kessinger Chicago Cubs ss Starter
Willie Mays San Francisco Giants of Starter
Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 1b -
Denis Menke Houston Astros 2b -
Jim Merritt Cincinnati Reds p -
Felix Millan Atlanta Braves 2b Injured
Joe Morgan Houston Astros 2b -
Claude Osteen Los Angeles Dodgers p -
Tony Perez Cincinnati Reds 3b Starter
Gaylord Perry San Francisco Giants p -
Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds of -
Tom Seaver New York Mets p Starter
Wayne Simpson Cincinnati Reds p Did not Play
Rusty Staub Montreal Expos of -
Joe Torre St. Louis Cardinals c -
Hoyt Wilhelm Atlanta Braves p Did not Play

1970 All-Star Game