Monday, March 18, 2013

1963 Topps All Stars - The American League Outfield

1963 Topps Leon Wagner AS

Leon Wagner went 0 for 4 in game 1 but made up for it in game 2. He went 3 for 4 including a 2 run homer in the 4th to put the American League up 3-1. That gave the A.L. their first win since 1959 and what would be their last until 1972.

1963 Topps Roger Maris AS

Coming off his record breaking season in 1961, Maris was an easy choice to anchor the outfield. In game 1 he went 0 for 2 but hit a sacrifice fly in the 6th inning to drive in the A.L.'s only run. In game 2 he was 1 for 4 with an RBI double. He also scored both times he reached base. In the 7th when he reached on a fielder's choice, then again in the 9th.

1963 Topps Mickey Mantle AS

Although Mantle usually played centerfield with Roger Maris in right, for game 1 they switched positions. In game 1 Mantle struck out in the 1st then walked in the 4th inning. Rocky Colavito pinch ran for him. Colavito would then play left field with Leon Wagner moving over to right.

1963 Topps Rocky Colavito

Coming off the bench in game 1, Colavito was 0 for 1 with a walk. In game 2 he got the start in right field. He rewarded manager Ralph Houk with a 3 run homer in the 7th and an RBI sac-fly in the 9th.

1 comment:

  1. Great all-star subset John!

    Oh to have been old enough to follow baseball in the early 1960s. So many great players! (I didn't latch on until 1967.)