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Only One All-Star Game To Be Held Next Season

Oct. 11, 1962 - Major League Baseball will almost certainly not hold two All-Star Games next season. Bob Turley (pictured between Hank Bauer and Yogi Berra after winning the 1957 World Series), the American League’s player representative, revealed that major league owners were planning to eliminate the second game in 1963. Two All-Star games have played each season since 1959. Turley said, however, that the owners would attempt to compensate for the resultant loss to the players’ pension fund by making the 162-game schedule more livable. This season, many players complained about day-night programs, night games on the final days of series, and the scheduling of only one game at a time in a city.

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