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American League Wins Second All-Star Game of 1962 at Wrigley

July 30, 1962 - Everything the National League did at Wrigley Field today, the American League did much better in scoring a 9-4 triumph in this season’s second and concluding All-Star game. Each side made 10 hits. But the Nationals committed four errors, and three American Leaguers belted homers good for six runs. These contrasting deeds made the difference. The Americans thus squared the 1962 All-Star ledger at one victory apiece. The Nationals took a 3-1 decision in Washington 3 weeks ago. At the same time, the Americans maintained the lead they have enjoyed since this series began in 1933. A success for the Nationals would have deadlocked the annual competition at 16 victories each. Rocky Colavito of the Tigers swung the heaviest bat for the Americans. He knocked in four runs, three on a homer. Leon Wagner of the Angels connected with one man aboard, and Pete Runnels of the Red Sox belted a homer with the bases empty in a pinch-hitting role. Colavito was a last-minute substitute for Mickey Mantle, who sat out the game because of a leg injury suffered against the White Sox yesterday.

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