Thursday, April 3, 2014

1973 Topps All Star Cards - National League West

The Reds had 2 starting All Stars on their roster, Johnny Bench and the All Star MVP Joe Morgan. Clay Carroll and Gary Nolan were both reserves. For Nolan it was his only All Star game. For Carroll it was his second and final. Neither pitcher left the bullpen.

Don Sutton was the Dodgers' sole representative in the 1972 game. He pitched 2 scoreless innings giving up only 1 hit no walks and striking out 2.

Both Astros would play a part in the NL win in the 1972 ASG. Cedeno came in to relieve Willy Mays in centerfield in the 6th. He would single and score an Hank Aaron's 2 run blast to put the NL ahead in the 6th inning. Lee May was the starting first baseman for the NL and drove in the tying run in the 9th.

Hank Aaron was the only Brave on the NL roster. 

The Giants were represented by Chris Speier and manager Charlie Fox who acted as 3rd base coach in the 1972 ASG.

Nate Colbert scored the winning run in the wrong uniform. In 1972 both the home and away uniforms for the Padres were mustard colored the only distinction between home and away was that the home unis had "Padres" across the chest while the away had "San Diego". Colbert wore the one with "San Diego" despite playing in Atlanta with the NL hosting.

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