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 11, 1967 National League 2, American League 1, 15 inn. Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.
The Reds’ Tony Perez hit a solo homer against Kansas City A’s pitcher Catfish Hunter in the 15th inning to win the game.
Hunter pitched five innings of relief, allowing just four hits and striking out four. In all, American League pitchers fanned 13, while National League pitchers struck out 17. Ferguson Jenkins of the Nationals tied an All-Star Game record with six strikeouts.
Jenkins allowed a solo homer to the Orioles’ Brooks Robinson in the sixth inning that tied the game. The Nationals’ Richie Allen hit a solo shot in the second inning that had given the National League the early lead.
The National League had a chance to win the game in the 13th when the Cardinals’ Tim McCarver led off with a double and was sacrificed to third. However, Gene Alley of the Pirates struck out and the Reds’ Pete Rose flied out.
In a sign of how things have changed, seven players were in the game from start to finish and had six at-bats, including Robinson, the Pirates’ Roberto Clemente and the Braves’ Hank Aaron.
The Dodgers’ Don Drysdale was the winning pitcher and the Mets’ Tom Seaver picked up the save. Perez was the MVP.
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