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.Aug. 3, 1959 American League 5, National League 3 Los Angeles Memorial Stadium
An early spurt carried the American League.
Boston’s Frank Malzone hit a solo shot off Don Drysdale in the second inning and the Yankees’ Yogi Berra added a two-run shot off the Dodgers’ legend as the American League grabbed a 3-1 advantage.
It was a 3-2 game in seventh when the American League padded its lead thanks to three National League errors. The Yankees’ Tony Kubek walked and moved to second on an errant pickoff attempt by Sam Jones of the Giants.
Kubek moved to third when Boston’s Pete Runnels reached first on an Ernie Banks error. Nellie Fox of the White Sox followed with a single that brought home Kubek for a 4-2 lead.
The National League got that run back in its half of the inning when Jim Gilliam of the Dodgers hit a home run. However, the American League answered with the Tigers’ Rocky Colavito hit a homer in the the eighth.
The National League put the first two runners on base in the bottom of the ninth, but the Indians’ Cal McLish retired the next three batters to end the game and he saved the game for Jerry Walker of the Orioles.
Roger Maris of the Kansas City A’s started, but he went zero for two. Pitcher Bud Daley was selected for the game, but he didn’t appear.
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