1955 All-Star Game
Ironically, this game was played on July 12, the day on which funeral services were held for Arch Ward, the Chicago Tribune sports editor who had founded the game in 1933.
The American League jumped out to an early, 5-0 lead through six innings, then watched as the Natioanl League began a late and triumphant comeback. They scored two runs in the seventh and maintained that momentum with three more in the eighth. In the ninth, pitchers Frank Sullivan (AL) and Joe Nuxhall (NL) matched strikeouts as the All-Star Game went into extra innings for only the second time. Leading off for the senior circuit in the bottom of the twelfth was Stan Musial. He took the first pitch (a fastball) and sent it out of the park. The home run blast was Musial's fourth in All-Star games, breaking a tie with Ted Williams and Ralph Kiner. Once again, the National League had snatched the lead from the American League and never looked back.