County Stadium, Milwaukee, WI, July 12, 1955 – Willie Mays robs Ted Williams of a home run in 1955 All-Star game

County Stadium, Milwaukee, WI, July 12, 1955 – Willie Mays robs Ted Williams of a home run in 1955 All-Star game

 

The great Willie Mays robs another great in Ted Williams of a 2-run home run that would have given the American League a 7-0 lead in the top of the 7th inning of the 22nd All-Star game.

After his heist, Mays would lead off the bottom of the inning with a single to help spark an National League comeback. They would score two runs in that inning and three in the eighth to tie the game at 5-5 and send the Summer Classic to extra innings.

The game would continue to the 12th inning when Cardinals slugger Stan Musial would go yard on Red Sox pitcher Frank Sullivan for a walk-off home run and give the National League an improbable 6-5 victory.

Mickey Mantle hit the only other home run in the game when he took Phillies ace Robin Roberts deep with two men on in the first inning to give the American League an early 4-0 lead. The Tigers’ Harvey Kuenn scored on a wild pitch earlier in that inning for the first run of the game.

45,643 were on hand for one of great classics of the Summer Classics and the game, due to extra frames, took three hours and 17 minutes to play.

 

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