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Al Lopez Named as A.L. Manager for All-Star Game July 7

June 10, 1964 - Al Lopez (pictured), the manager of the Chicago White Sox, was named today to manage the American League team in the 1964 All-Star baseball game at Shea Stadium on July 7.

Joe Cronin, the American League president, picked Lopez to replace Ralph Houk, who managed the Yankees to the American League pennant last year but since has been elevated to the post of general manager.

Lopez led the White Sox to a second-place finish last year. Chicago is currently leading the A.L. standings, with a 2½-game margin over Baltimore. The Yankees are in third place, six games back.

This will be Lopez’s third appearance as an American League manager in an All-Star game. He managed the 1955 team after his Cleveland Indians won the pennant in 1954, and he handled the 1960 squads in two games following the White Sox’ 1959 pennant.

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