On This Date In History: All Star Moves Inside

On July 9, 1968, Major League Baseball played the first indoor All Star Game at the Houston Astrodome.  The game was dominated by pitching with both teams only managing a total of eight hits.  The only run of the game was scored in the first inning on a combination of a single, an error, a wild pitch and a double play.  The single came from lead off hitter Willie Mays in the bottom of the first inning.  Luis Tiant was on the mound for the AL and he tried to pick Mays off at first.  The ball got past first baseman Harmon Killebrew and Mays took off for second.  Tiant then threw a wild pitch to Curt Flood and Mays ended up at third.  Willie scored the only run of the game when Willie McCovey grounded into a double play. 

That's all folks, the only run scored in the first inning. Can you guess who the MVP was?

MVP Willie Mays singles and later scored the only run in the 39th Annual MLB All Star Game


National League Roster:                                                                         

Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves                                                                      

Gene Allen - Pittsburgh Pirates

Felipe Alou - Atlanta Braves

Matty Alou - Pittsburgh Pirates

Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds

Leo Cardenas - Cincinnati Reds

Steve Carlton - St. Louis Cardinals

Don Drysdale - LA Dodgers

Curt Flood - St. Louis Cardinals

Woodie Fryman - Philadelphia Phillies

Bob Gibson - St. Louis Cardinals

Jerry Grote - NY Mets

Tom Haller - LA Dodgers

Tommy Helms - Cincinnati Reds

Julian Javier - St. Louis Cardinals

Don Kessinger - Chicago Cubs

Jerry Koosman - NY Mets

Juan Marichal - SF Giants

Willie Mays - SF Giants

Willie McCovey - SF Giants

Tony Perez - Cincinnati Reds

Ron Reed - Atlanta Braves

Pete Rose - Cincinnati Reds

Ron Santo - Chicago Cubs

Tom Seaver - NY Mets

Rusty Staub - Houston Astros

Billy Williams - Chicago Cubs

Red Schoendist - Manager


American League Roster:

Joe Azcue - Cleveland Indians

Gary Bell - Boston Red Sox

Bert Campaneris - Oakland Athletics

Rod Carew - Minnesota Twins

Bill Freehan - Detroit Tigers

Jim Fregosi - California Angels

Ken Harrelson - Boston Red Sox

Willie Horton - Detroit Tigers

Frank Howard - Washington Senators

Tommy John - Chicago White Sox

Davey Johnson - Baltimore Orioles

Duane Josephson - Chicago White Sox

Harmon Killebrew - Detroit Tigers

Mickey Mantle - NY Yankees

Sam McDowell - Cleveland Indians

Denny McLain - Detroit Tigers

Rick Monday - Oakland Athletics

Blue Moon Odom - Oakland Athletics

Tony Oliva - Minnesota Twins

Boog Powell - Baltimore Orioles

Brooks Robinson - Baltimore Orioles

Jose Santiago - Boston Red Sox

Mel Stottlemyre - NY Yankees

Luis Tiant - Cleveland Indians

Don Wert - Detroit Tigers

Carl Yastrzemski - Boston Red Sox

Dick Williams - Manager

Starters in bold




 

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