On July 12, 1955At Milwaukee’s County Stadium, Stan Musial comes to bat in the bottom of 12th inning of a 5 – 5 All-Star deadlock. American League catcher Yogi Berra complains about his feet hurting and Musial tells him “Don’t worry, I’ll have you home in a minute”… then “the Man” hits a game-winning home run on the next pitch. The American League had taken a five-run lead on a three-run homer by Mickey Mantle off Robin Roberts, only to see the NL tie it. Braves P Gene Conley strikes out the side in the 12th to get credit for the win.
With 2 outs in the top of the 7th, and a runner on 1st, Ted Williams hits a pitch from Don Newcombe to deep right-center field.
With perfect timing, as pictured here, Willie Mays makes a great leaping catch for the final out and saves the 2 runs from scoring.
“The All-Star Game was made for Willie Mays”-Ted Williams
Baseball Reference July 12