Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1965 Topps Juan Marichal All Star MVP

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Juan Marichal faced only 9 batter in 3 innings to start the 1965 All Star game. He gave up a single to Vic Davalillo of the Cleveland Indians to start the 3rd. He then got Twins catcher, Earl Battey, to ground into a double play. Next he retired future Hall member, Al Kaline for the 9th out of his near-perfect outing. He helped his own cause by hitting a single off Mudcat Grant then scoring on a Willie Stargell homerun.  

Although he left the game after 3 innings with the NL leading 5-0, the AL made a game of it. They tied it up in the 5th on 2 homers by Harmon Killebrew and Tiger's shortstop Dick McAuliffe. In the 7th Ron Santo drove in Willie Mays to take back the lead for good and the National League won 6-5.

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