THE ALL-STAR GAMES OF
1962, 1965 & 1966
Announcing a new All-Star video from Rare Sportsfilms - highlights of three different years of All-Star Game action (1962, 1965, 1966), a total of 42 minutes of nostalgic baseball, all on one high-quality video!
The last season of 'double All-Star Games' was 1962, and the first nine minutes of this tape show B & W highlights of the games at new D.C. Stadium in Washington and Wrigley Field, Chicago. President John F. Kennedy is on hand to throw out the first ball at the home of the new Washington Senators July 10th, and the Nationals beat the Americans 3-1 in a sharply pitched game. Nice closeup shots of the players before the game include Luis Aparicio, Mickey Mantle, Jim Gentile, Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente and starting pitchers Don Drysdale and Jim Bunning. In the sixth inning of a scoreless game, PH Stan Musial singles. Running for Stan, Maury Wills steals second and scores on Dick Groat's single. After a single by Clemente, Groat scores on an infield out for a 2-0 N.L. lead. With singles by Rich Rollins and Billy Moran and a sac fly by Roger Maris, the A.L. bounces back with a run in the same inning. The N.L. adds an insurance run in the 8th on Wills' single, a hit by Jim Davenport and Felipe Alou's foul sac fly to short right.
Only brief action from the second game at Wrigley Field is shown. You'll see Pete Runnels surprise everyone by lofting a homer in the third inning to tie the game at 1-1. The winning runs for the A.L. are later provided by Leon Wagner's two-run homer off N.L. loser Art Mahaffey.
The Giants' Willie Mays and Juan Marichal are the stars of the 1965 game at Minnesota won by the N.L. 6-5. Great color shots of all the stars of both leagues are included: Mays, Billy Williams, Ron Santo, Ernie Banks, Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, John Callison, Richie Allen, Hank Aaron, Joe Torre, Ed Kranepool, Jim Maloney, Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Clemente, Willie Stargell, Bobby Richardson, Elston Howard, Zoilo Versalles, Tony Oliva, Jimmie Hall, Harmon Killebrew, Dick McAuliffe, Willie Horton, Bill Freehan, Vic Davalillo, and opposing managers Gene Mauch and Al Lopez. On the second pitch from A.L. starter Milt Pappas, Mays belts a long 415-foot homer! Six batters later, Joe Torre's 2-run homer completes a 3-run N.L. first inning. In the second off Jim Grant, Stargell's homer with Marichal on base makes it 5-0. After giving up an A.L. run in the 4th, Maloney gets two out in the 5th before Jimmie Hall walks and McAuliffe hits a 2-run homer to start the A.L. scoring. Then, after Brooks Robinson singles, Harmon Killebrew thrills the home fans with a towering drive which ties the score at 5-5. In the 7th, Indians lefty Sam MacDowell walks Mays. When Aaron singles, Mays goes to third and scores the deciding run on Ron Santo's infield nubber to short. The 6-5 N.L. victory marks the first time in All-Star history that the N.L. has a lead in games won (18-17-1).
The 1966 game at brand new Busch Stadium in St. Louis will always be remembered for the blistering 105-degree heat as well as a sparkling 2-1 N.L. 10-inning win. It is only the 4th mid-summer classic to go extra innings and for the third time, a Cardinal player is involved in an overtime victory. Great color closeup shots include Mays, Willie McCovey, Rocky Colavito, Al Kaline, McAuliffe, Richardson, Bobby Knoop, Aaron, the Robinson boys, Leo Cardenas, Clemente, Carl Yastrzemski, Oliva, Earl Battey, starting pitchers Sandy Koufax and Denny McLain, managers Sam Mele and Walt Alston and honorary coaches Ted Williams and Casey Stengel.
In the second inning Brooks Robinson's liner gets away from Aaron and Robbie pounds around to third with a triple, for what is to be the only hit off Koufax. However, Sandy's wild pitch scores Robinson, and the A.L. leads 1-0. Brooks also has a fine day in the field, making three nice plays at third base, including two to rob the Cubs' Ron Santo and another to save a 6th-inning run on Aaron's smash. The N.L. ties the game in the 4th, off Jim Kaat when Mays and Clemente single. After two outs, Mays scores from third on Santo's little infield dribbler. With the game tied 1-1 in the 10th, Cardinal catcher Tim McCarver leads off with a hit, goes to second on a sac bunt by Ron Hunt and then scores the winning run when Maury Wills singles to right center!
You can get the highlights from these four games, now available all on one video for the first time ever! Send $29.95 plus $5.00 shipping (Illinois residents must add $2.00 sales tax) to:
"RARE SPORTSFILMS N",
1126 Tennyson Lane,
Naperville, IL 60540