On July 13, 1965, Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants hits a home run, draws two walks, and scores a pair of runs, leading the National League to a 6-5 win in the All-Star Game. Juan Marichal, Mays’ teammate with the Giants, earns MVP honors by pitching three shutout innings.

Traditionally, the managers of the winning pennant baseball teams of the previous year would have managed their respective leagues. However, with the firing of 1964 Yankees manager Yogi Berra, and the resignation of ’64 Cardinals manager Johnny Keane (who then managed the Yankees), the second place managers (Al López of the White Sox and Gene Mauch of the Phillies) would manage their respective teams. In the National League, there had been a tie for second place, but Reds manager Fred Hutchinson had died in November 1964, making it unnecessary to break the tie.

After only five batters, the National League owned a 3–0 lead. Willie Mays hit a leadoff home run to left field off Milt Pappas, followed by a Willie Stargell single and a two-run Joe Torre homer. Stargell’s two-run homer in the second inning off Mudcat Grant made it 5–0. The NL was coasting until a four-run fifth inning against Jim Maloney, which included a pair of two-run homers by Dick McAuliffe and Harmon Killebrew, tying the game at 5-all. The winning run scored in the seventh versus Sam McDowell on a walk to Mays, single by Hank Aaron, ground out by Roberto Clemente and infield hit by Ron Santo. Saving the game for the NL with two innings of relief was Bob Gibson, who, with Tony Oliva in scoring position after a ninth-inning double, struck out Killebrew and Joe Pepitone to end the game. Attendance was announced as 46,706.

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National League 6, American League 5

SABR Article

All-Star Game Played on Tuesday, July 13, 1965 (D) at Metropolitan Stadium

NL       3  2  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   6 11  0
AL       0  0  0    1  4  0    0  0  0  -   5  8  0
BOX+PBP
WP: Koufax (1-0)
LP: McDowell (0-1)
SV: Gibson (1)
HR: Mays (1), Stargell (1), Torre (1), McAuliffe (1), Killebrew (1)

Play by Play

NATIONAL LEAGUE 1ST: Managers: Gene Mauch (NL Philadelphia),
Al Lopez (AL Chicago); players voted for starting position
players; managers chose others; MVP: Juan Marichal (San
Francisco NL); Mays homered; Aaron flied to left; Stargell
singled to center; Allen popped to shortstop; Torre homered
[Stargell scored]; Banks singled to left; Rose walked [Banks to
second]; Wills grounded out (pitcher to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2
LOB. National League 3, American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 1ST: McAuliffe popped to shortstop in foul
territory; Robinson flied to left; Killebrew flied to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. National League 3, American League 0.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 2ND: GRANT REPLACED PAPPAS (PITCHING); Marichal
singled to center; Mays walked [Marichal to second]; Aaron
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Marichal
to third, Mays out at second]; Stargell homered [Marichal
scored]; Allen struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. National
League 5, American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 2ND: Colavito grounded out (shortstop to first);
Horton grounded out (shortstop to first); Mantilla grounded out
(catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. National League 5,
American League 0.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 3RD: Torre lined to third; Banks struck out;
Rose struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
National League 5, American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 3RD: Davalillo singled to center; Battey
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Davalillo out at second]; KALINE BATTED FOR GRANT; Kaline
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. National
League 5, American League 0.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 4TH: RICHERT REPLACED KALINE (PITCHING); Wills
flied to right; ROJAS BATTED FOR MARICHAL; Rojas flied to
center; Mays struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. National League
5, American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 4TH: MALONEY REPLACED ROJAS (PITCHING);
McAuliffe singled; Robinson struck out; Killebrew walked
[McAuliffe to second]; Colavito singled to center [McAuliffe
scored, Killebrew to second]; Maloney threw a wild pitch
[Killebrew to third, Colavito to second]; Horton grounded out
(first unassisted); Mantilla flied to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB. National League 5, American League 1.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 5TH: Aaron popped to shortstop; Stargell struck
out; Allen singled to center; Torre lined to shortstop; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB. National League 5, American League 1.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 5TH: SANTO REPLACED ALLEN (PLAYING 3B);
Davalillo popped to third; Battey grounded out (second to
first); HALL BATTED FOR RICHERT; Hall walked; McAuliffe homered
[Hall scored]; Robinson singled to third; Killebrew homered
[Robinson scored]; DRYSDALE REPLACED MALONEY (PITCHING);
Colavito grounded out (second to first); 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
National League 5, American League 5.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 6TH: HALL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); FREEHAN
REPLACED BATTEY (PLAYING C ); MCDOWELL REPLACED MCAULIFFE
(PITCHING); RICHARDSON REPLACED MANTILLA (PLAYING 2B); VERSALLES
REPLACED DAVALILLO (PLAYING SS); Banks popped to catcher in foul
territory; Rose struck out; Wills singled; ROBINSON BATTED FOR
DRYSDALE; Robinson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. National
League 5, American League 5.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 6TH: KOUFAX REPLACED ROBINSON (PITCHING); Horton
walked; Richardson flied to center; Versalles popped to
shortstop; Freehan walked [Horton to second]; Hall was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. National League 5,
American League 5.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 7TH: Mays walked; Aaron singled [Mays to third];
CLEMENTE BATTED FOR STARGELL; Clemente forced Aaron (third to
second); Santo singled to shortstop [Mays scored, Clemente to
second]; Torre grounded into a double play (pitcher to second to
first) [Santo out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. National
League 6, American League 5.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 7TH: CLEMENTE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF);
FARRELL REPLACED KOUFAX (PITCHING); OLIVA BATTED FOR MCDOWELL;
Oliva grounded out (second to first); Robinson popped to first
in foul territory; Killebrew walked; Colavito popped to third in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. National League 6,
American League 5.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 8TH: OLIVA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); FISHER
REPLACED COLAVITO (PITCHING); ALVIS REPLACED ROBINSON (PLAYING
3B); Banks singled; Rose reached on a fielder’s choice on a
sacrifice bunt [Banks to second]; On a bunt Wills popped to
catcher in foul territory; WILLIAMS BATTED FOR FARRELL; Williams
grounded out (first to pitcher) [Banks to third, Rose to
second]; Mays grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB. National League 6, American League 5.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 8TH: GIBSON REPLACED WILLIAMS (PITCHING);
CARDENAS REPLACED WILLS (PLAYING SS); Horton struck out;
Richardson grounded out (second to first); Versalles walked;
Freehan singled to center [Versalles to third, Freehan to second
(on throw to 3b)]; Willie Mays slipped, recovered and made a
leaping backhanded catch; Hall flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB. National League 6, American League 5.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 9TH: Aaron flied to left; Clemente grounded out
(shortstop to first); Santo grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. National League 6, American League 5.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 9TH: Oliva doubled; On a bunt Alvis made an out
to pitcher; Killebrew struck out; PEPITONE BATTED FOR FISHER;
Pepitone struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. National League 6,
American League 5.

Final Totals R H E LOB
National League 6 11 0 7
American League 5 8 0 8