The 83rd All-Star Game is at Kauffman Stadium on July 10. Leading up to that game, The Star is looking back at a Midsummer Classic game every day.
July 9, 1963 National League 5, American League 3 Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Six shutout innings to end this game helped the National League pull away for the victory. The game was tied 3-3 after three innings, but the National League scratched out a run in the fifth inning as the Dodgers’ Tommy Davis singled, went to third on an error and scored on a groundout by the Giants’ Willie Mays. In the eighth, the Cardinals’ Bill White singled and stole second, then scored on a single by the Cubs’ Ron Santo. The American League’s best chance to score after the initially flurry came in the sixth inning when it had two on with one out, but the Yankees’ Bobby Richardson grounded into a double play. The Dodgers’ Don Drysdale pitched two scoreless innings and saved the victory for the the Cubs’ Larry Jackson. Jim Bunning of the Tigers was the losing pitcher. The National League opened the scoring in the second inning as a single by the Cardinals’ Dick Groat scored Mays. The American League answered in its half with Angels pitcher Ken McBride’s single that scored the Angels teammate Leon Wagner. The National League struck right back in the third as Mays singled home the Braves’ Hank Aaron. Mays then stole second and scored on a single by the the Giants’ Ed Bailey. That 3-1 advantage vanished on RBI singles by Boston’s Frank Malzone and the Twins’ Earl Battey. That’s the way it stayed until the National League pulled away in the fifth. This game was the 24th and final appearance for the Cardinals’ Stan Musial, who pinch-hit in the fifth and lined out to right. In his All-Star Games, he had 20 hits in 63 at-bats for a .317 average with six home runs. Norm Siebern of the A’s did not appear in the game. Mays was the MVP.