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Twins and Yankees Dominate A.L. All-Star Lineup

June 20, 1964 - The Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees dominate the American League All-Star team’s starting lineup announced today for the July 7 game with the National League at Shea Stadium.

Bobby Richardson (pictured), the Yankees’ second baseman, was the leading vote-getter this year, and Mickey Mantle was the only repeater from 1963.

The lineup that manager Al Lopez of Chicago will send against the National League will contain no members of Lopez’s White Sox. There are three Yanks, three Twins, and one each from Baltimore and Los Angeles.

The bold new A.L. lineup included Bob Allison at first base, Harmon Killebrew in left field, and Tony Oliva, a rookie, in right field, all of Minnesota. Elston Howard, catcher, Richardson at second base and Mantle in center were the Yanks who were picked.

Jim Fregosi, the fine young Los Angeles player who is hitting near .350, won the shortstop job, and Brooks Robinson of Baltimore was picked for third base.

The runners-up included Bill Freehan, a catcher; Jerry Lumpe, second baseman, and Al Kaline, all of Detroit. Norm Siebern and Luis Aparicio of Baltimore; Chuck Hinton, a Washington left fielder; Jimmie Hall of Minnesota, and Frank Malzone of Boston.

Commissioner Ford Frick, whose office conducted the balloting, said the National League’s starting lineup would be announced Tuesday. The remainder of the squads will be named later.

All the starters, except pitchers, must play at least the first three innings, unless injured. Going into the 1964 game, the American League, which once completely dominated the series, held only a 17-16-1 won-lost-tied edge.

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