1972 All-Star Game

Program
1972 All-Star Game Program


The 1972 All-Star Game was the 43rd midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League and the National League. The game was played on July 25th, 1972 at the Fulton-County Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. home of the Atlanta Braves of the National League. The game resulted in a 4-3 victory for the NL.

Hometown hero Hank Aaron pleased the crowd with a two-run homer to left in the sixth inning, which gave the NL a 2-1 lead. In the eighth, the AL got some power from an unexpected source as Kansas City's Cookie Rojas teed off on Expo hurler Bill Stoneman with a runner on, putting the AL back on top at 3-2.

But Wilbur Wood of the Chisox couldn't hold the lead in the ninth, as the NL managed to scrape out a run to tie the game and send it to extra innings. In the 10th, Mets relief specialist Tug McGraw put down the AL 1-2-3, and in the bottom of the inning, Baltimore's Dave McNally allowed a lead-off walk to Nate Colbert of the Padres, who was bunted over to second by Chris Speier of the Giants. That brought up Joe Morgan and the Reds' second baseman drove the first pitch into center on a line, scoring Colbert with the game-winning run.

The MVP of the all-star game was Joe Morgan

1972 All-Star Game


1972 All-Star Game

1972 All-Star Game
Date July 25th, 1972
Location Fulton-County Stadium
Attendance 53,107
Time 2:26
Managers Earl Weaver (AL)-Danny Murtaugh(NL)
MVP Joe Morgan

1972 All-Star Game-Line Score

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


1972 All-Star Game-Box Score

American League 3, National League 4

American League National League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Rod Carew 2b 2 0 1 1 Joe Morgan 2b 4 0 1 1
Cookie Rojas ph-2b 1 1 1 2 Willie Mays cf 2 0 0 0
Bobby Murcer cf 3 0 0 0 Cesar Cedeno cf 2 1 1 0
Richie Scheinblum rf 1 0 0 0 Hank Aaron rf 3 1 1 2
Reggie Jackson rf-cf 4 0 2 0 Al Oliver rf 1 0 0 0
Dick Allen 1b 3 0 0 0 Willie Stargell lf 1 0 0 0
Norm Cash 1b 1 0 0 0 Billy Williams lf 2 1 1 0
Carl Yastrzemski lf 3 0 0 0 Johnny Bench c 2 0 1 0
Joe Rudi lf 1 1 1 0 Manny Sanguillen c 2 0 1 0
Bobby Grich ss 4 0 0 0 Lee May 1b 4 0 1 1
Brooks Robinson 3b 2 0 0 0 Joe Torre 3b 3 0 1 0
Sal Bando 3b 2 0 0 0 Ron Santo 3b 1 0 0 0
Bill Freehan c 1 1 0 0 Don Kessinger ss 2 0 0 0
Carlton Fisk c 2 1 1 0 Steve Carlton p 0 0 0 0
Jim Palmer p 0 0 0 0 Bill Stoneman p 1 0 0 0
Mickey Lolich p 1 0 0 0 Tug McGraw p 0 0 0 0
Gaylord Perry p 0 0 0 0 Nate Colbert ph 0 1 0 0
Reggie Smith ph 1 0 0 0 Bob Gibson p 0 0 0 0
Wilbur Wood p 0 0 0 0 Steve Blass p 0 0 0 0
Lou Piniella ph 1 0 0 0 Glenn Beckert ph 1 0 0 0
Dave McNally p 0 0 0 0 Don Sutton p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Chris Speier ss 2 0 0 0
Total 33 3 6 3 Total 33 4 8 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
American 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 0
National 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 4 8 0
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Jim Palmer 3.0 1 0 0 1 2
Mickey Lolich 2.0 1 0 0 0 1
Gaylord Perry 2.0 3 2 2 0 1
Wilbur Wood 2.0 2 1 1 1 1
Dave McNally (L) 0.1 1 1 1 1 0
Total 9.1 8 4 4 3 5
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Bob Gibson 2.0 1 0 0 0 0
Steve Blass 1.0 1 1 1 1 0
Don Sutton 2.0 1 0 0 0 2
Steve Carlton 1.0 0 0 0 1 0
Bill Stoneman 2.0 2 2 2 0 2
Tug McGraw (W) 2.0 1 0 0 0 4
Total 10.0 6 3 3 2 8

1972 All-Star Game



AL-2B: J Rudi (1, off T McGraw); R Jackson (1, off B Gibson). HR: C Rojas (1, off B Stoneman; 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF). SH: J Palmer (1, off S Blass). TB: C Rojas 4; R Jackson 3; J Rudi 2; R Carew; C Fisk. GIDP: B Murcer (1). RBI: C Rojas 2 (2); R Carew (1). 2-out RBI: C Rojas 2. Team LOB: 3. With RISP: 1 for 3. Fielding DP: 2. R Carew-D Allen; S Bando-C Rojas-N Cash.

NL-HR: H Aaron (1, off G Perry; 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF). SH: C Speier (1, off D McNally). TB: H Aaron 4; J Morgan; L May; J Torre; M Sanguillen; J Bench; C Cedeno; B Williams. GIDP: R Santo (1); J Bench (1). RBI: H Aaron 2 (2); L May (1); J Morgan (1). 2-out RBI: H Aaron 2. Team LOB: 5. With RISP: 1 for 4. Fielding DP: 2. L May-C Speier-L May; L May. Baserunning SB: J Morgan (1, 2nd base off W Wood/C Fisk).

Balks: None. WP: None. HBP: None. IBB: None. Pickoffs: None.

Umpires: HP - Stan Landes, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Jerry Neudecker, LF - Jerry Dale, RF - Bill Kunkel. Time of Game: 2:26. Attendance: 53,107. Field Condition: Dry. Start Time Weather: Night, No Precipitation.

1972 All-Star Game


1972 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Dick Allen Chicago White Sox 1b Starter
Luis Aparicio Boston Red Sox ss Injured
Sal Bando Oakland Athletics 3b -
Bert Campaneris Oakland Athletics ss Did not Play
Rod Carew Minnesota Twins 2b Starter
Norm Cash Detroit Tigers 1b -
Joe Coleman Detroit Tigers p Injured
Pat Dobson Baltimore Orioles p Did not Play
Carlton Fisk Boston Red Sox c -
Bill Freehan Detroit Tigers c Starter
Bobby Grich Baltimore Orioles ss Starter
Toby Harrah Texas Rangers ss Injured
Ken Holtzman Oakland Athletics p Did not Play
Catfish Hunter Oakland Athletics p Did not Play
Reggie Jackson Oakland Athletics of Starter
Mickey Lolich Detroit Tigers p -
Carlos May Chicago White Sox of -
Dave McNally Baltimore Orioles p -
Bobby Murcer New York Yankees of Starter
Amos Otis Kansas City Royals of Injured
Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles p Starter
Freddie Patek Kansas City Royals ss Injured
Gaylord Perry Cleveland Indians p -
Lou Piniella Kansas City Royals of -
Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 3b Starter
Ellie Rodriguez Milwaukee Brewers c Did not Play
Cookie Rojas Kansas City Royals 2b -
Joe Rudi Oakland Athletics of -
Nolan Ryan California Angels p Did not Play
Richie Scheinblum Kansas City Royals of -
Reggie Smith Boston Red Sox of -
Wilbur Wood Chicago White Sox p -
Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox of Starter

1972 All-Star Game


1972 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves of Starter
Glenn Beckert Chicago Cubs 2b -
Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds c Starter
Steve Blass Pittsburgh Pirates p -
Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals of Did not Play
Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies p -
Clay Carroll Cincinnati Reds p Did not Play
Cesar Cedeno Houston Astros of -
Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates of Did not Play
Nate Colbert San Diego Padres 1b -
Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals p Starter
Ferguson Jenkins Chicago Cubs p Did not Play
Don Kessinger Chicago Cubs ss Starter
Lee May Houston Astros 1b Starter
Willie Mays New York Mets of -
Tug McGraw New York Mets p -
Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds 2b Starter
Gary Nolan Cincinnati Reds p Injured
Al Oliver Pittsburgh Pirates of -
Manny Sanguillen Pittsburgh Pirates c -
Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 3b -
Tom Seaver New York Mets p Did not Play
Ted Simmons St. Louis Cardinals c Did not Play
Chris Speier San Francisco Giants ss -
Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates of Starter
Bill Stoneman Montreal Expos p -
Don Sutton Los Angeles Dodgers p -
Joe Torre St. Louis Cardinals 3b Starter
Billy Williams Chicago Cubs of -

1972 All-Star Game