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 7, 1964 National League 7, American League 4 Shea Stadium in New York
A stunning ninth-inning rally lifted the National League to the victory.
The American League led 4-3 heading into the bottom of the ninth, but the Giants’ Willie Mays led off with a walk and stole second. The Giants’ Orlando Cepeda drove in Mays to tie the game and went to second on an error by the Yankees’ Joe Pepitone. After Johnny Edwards of the Reds was intentionally walked, the Braves’ Hank Aaron struck out.
But the Phillies’ Johnny Callison homered over the right-field wall to end the game.
Boston’s Dick Radatz, who pitched the entire ninth, took the loss.
Billy Williams of the Cubs and the Cardinals’ Ken Boyer hit homers in the fourth inning against John Wyatt of the Kansas City Athletics, and that helped the National League take a 2-1 lead.
It was a 3-1 game in the sixth when the Orioles’ Brooks Robinson hit a triple off the Phillies’ Chris Short that scored the Yankees’ Mickey Mantle and the Twins’ Harmon Killebrew.
In the seventh, the Angels’ Jim Fregosi hit a sacrifice fly against Houston’s Turk Farrell to plate the Yankees’ Elston Howard. That appeared to be the game-winning play, but of course the National League rallied.
That made a winner of the Giants’ Juan Marichal. Callison was the MVP.
Watch video of the winning homer:
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